I have a problem when I try and print anything from my computer. The printer appears to be on and functioning normally but as soon as I press print on my laptop the computer crashes and reboots and nothing prints. This happens every time!
I have tried reinstalling the printer onto my computer using the CD that came with it but this doesn't seem to have helped the situation. Any suggestions?
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Re: Printer not working
Download the newest drivers from here(one of the should work). Uninstall the printer and any software that still may be on the computer. Shutdown the computer and printer. Reboot the computer(with out printer hooked up) and start the new software install. It will tell you when to hook the printerup. Disable any virus protection or spyware programs before you start the install.
Let me know what happens.
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A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by
resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer
from your computer (if USB connected)> reboot your pc > unplug and
re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns
on, reconnect it to your computer (if USB connected). Then try to print again
once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection or when the WiFi light on
the printer turns solid green (if WiFi connected.).
If that doesn't help, try the steps below:
Disconnect the USB cable
connecting the printer from your computer.
On your computer, go to Control
Panel > Printers and Faxes.
Delete the Lexmark print
Re-brick your printer by
pulling out the power supply - black box where the power cord is plugged
into on the back of the printer, and re-plug after 30 seconds.
When the printer turns on,
reconnect it to the computer.
Wait until your computer fully
recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers
and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, try to print
a document to verify that the problem is fixed.
do you get anything from the self test?
Press Setup until MAINTENANCE appears in the display.
Press ??or ?¿until PRINT SELF TEST appears in the second row of the display.
The message PRINTING appears in
if that works then it is definitely on the computer if not then you know it is a printer issue.When you plug in the USB cable did the computer react as if something plugged in?Try re-installing the drivers. Make sure the port selected is USB
Sounds like a hardware problem. Try connecting the printer to a different computer (plug and play) and then install the software. Try a different cable.
Silly question but is power getting to the printer?
I have the MFC 465CN - I was receiving two error codes:
Unable To Clean - Error 30
Unable to initialize
To fix, I first cleared the memory by unplugging the printer, then holding down the red stop/exit button, keep it held, power up the printer, and dont let up the button until it finishes the start up.
I then pressed the "ink" button and performed a cleaning, alignment, and quality check. After this, everything worked fine.
DO NOT try to print anything from your computer or have any pending print jobs while doing this - it appears that pending print jobs, or anything in the printers memory was interferring with the initilization and cleaning cycle it performs.
(1) Try a power cycle: Try turning the
printer off, then unplug the power supply from the printer, then unplug
the USB cable from the printer then the back of the computer; wait 30
second; then plug the USB cable back into the computer, then back into
the printer then plug the power supply back into the printer and turn
it on – run a test print: Start>Settings>Printers>Right-click on the printer>Properties>Print Test Page
on a windows system, go to printers and faxes, delete all icons there. unplug the printer, reboot your computer, then as soon as your computer is up, connect the usb cable... now wait..... after about 5 mins, check printers and faxes if it has an icon for your printer, if it does then print a test page, if it does not show an icon, try another cable, try another usb port or try it on another computer entirely...
I hve Epson Lx300+ printer. it was working fine with Xp sp2, but since last two days it itching me. normally when i want print it appear on right hand low corner but disappear after some time without any printing any page. Although I repair my xp also update the driver. And Os showing everything fine in device manager but i am still not able to get any print. Need help. if any solution is ther then email me plz at firstname.lastname@example.org