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Help me to print

It's telling me that the printer is now communicating or something isn't hooked up right. i tried hooking and disconnecting so many different ways but it still not connecting

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Re: help me to print

Unplug your USB cable restart your computer let it load and then replug your USB cable and let the computer find it if you are running at least Windows XP

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When you got this message were you trying to scan?

What I want you to do is a copy. Doing a copy will generally not require you to be hooked to the PC.

Scanning and Printing all require communication from the printer to the computer. Failure in communication can either be something on the computer, something wrong with the cable or rarely something wrong with the printer.

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1. Power off your printer and your computer.
2. Unplugged the power from the printer
3. Unplugged the USB cable from both the printer and the computer.
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Might have a problem with your Printing Support

Let me know - if you have a problem with your printing support you'd really need to contact your PC MFG for help - but you can always try uninstalling the USB Printing Support and reinstalling it (only if you have your disks that came with your printer).

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