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I can't get my printer to print anything from my computer.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, a couple of ideas to consider, explore and/or check:

  • was the driver properly installed or try re-installing;
  • are there any blinking lights on the printer;
  • could you do a test print;
  • is the printer showing in the Printers Folder;
  • is it online;
  • was there anything done prior to the problem? change of cartridge, long time not used, change of computer;
  • is this a new installation or has been used before but just now stopped.
Additionally, pls post back the brand and model.

Check and perform preliminary visual or necessary inspection. Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Try to print a test page from the printer if it prints then try pring a test page from the computer if it doesnt then you know the problem is from your computer and make sure the printer is powered on check the cables from computer to printer then the printer software and try printing again if the problem still persist due let me know .goodluck

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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  • Some printing problems can be solved by clearing the print queue and the print buffer

    • Click open START then CONTROL PANEL then PRINTERS AND FAXES
    • If asked, click the link that says view or modify existing printers
    • You should get to a window that shows a list of printers that are installed on your computer
    • Look for the printer icon with a tiny little checkmark in a black circle to the upper right (see image below). This is your default printer, that is, it's the one that prints if you don't manually select a specific printer.

    • In most cases, this is the printer you are having trouble with, but the following procedure can be applied to any printer on your system.
    • Double click open your default printer to view the print queue

    • If the print queue is empty, skip the next step
    • Click and pull down the PRINTER menu from the top of the print queue and select CANCEL ALL DOCUMENTS. This will delete anything that's stuck in the queue

    • Click and pull down the PRINTER menu from the top of the print queue. If there is a line item that says USE PRINTER OFFLINE and there is a checkmark to the left of it, click it once, otherwise, click CLOSE.
    • Now go to the printer and power it off, wait a few seconds and power it back on

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Have you got it set as your prefered printer? check the setting in the control panel. then go to the device manager and make sure that the printer is indeed being reccognized by the computor. If any otherr questioins please just ask.

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Its the connection problem .also check after reinstalling the drivers again.

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