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Lost communication with printer

My laptop has apparently lost communication with my printer. I am able to print from the desktop and my router seems to be working just fine, but I've ordered several print jobs and none are getting through.

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Re: Lost communication with printer

How is the printer connected? Try changing the data cable and also check in the laptop under printers and faxes goto the properties of the printer and check that the port is the correct one i.e. IP address or LPT1 or USB.

Hope this helps
Thanks J

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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