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I cannot print from the computer. A box pops up saying computer cannot communicate with printer. I've folowed instructions i.e. disconnect the cables. restart computer etc. I have done that but whenever I try to print I keep getting the same box. What do I do? Is it the printer or the computer?

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You've mention, "you folowed instructions i.e. disconnect the cables. restart computer etc. Did you try selecting the ports? Are you using a serial connector or a USB connector? There is a printer port on the PC, serial connector is needed , right click on printer icon and go to properties and check ports if LPT1 is selected. if not It should be checked. Try this. and make sure the printer is on for the PC to communicate with the printer. Try this. cheers.select the ports

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