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Vista recognizes printer, but nothing happens after job queues

I finally was able to get Vista to recognize the printer by installing SP1 and then obtaining latest driver from Canon online support. Now, the issue is such: I can send a job to the printer via any program on Vista, the job queues, and then automatically deletes prior to anything being printed. The printer never twitches, despite being on, loaded with paper, good ink, etc. This is a brand new printer. Any help on how I can fix this issue would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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Turns out it was a bad USB 2.0 cable. Finally tried the most simple fix, last, and of course, that's what worked. Just had to replace the cable.

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