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Printer continues to say ''Collecting printer status''

Regardless of the document I attempt to print, the printer status window continues to say ''Collecting printer status'', and will not print anything.

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  • JosephineBBB Jan 30, 2009

    I have a CANON Pixma MP160.

    I am getting the message "Collecting printer status." Like the other user, the printer does not print regardless of the document I try to print. The problem started when the error message "Waste ink absorber full" appeared. I got instructions online on how to correct the ink error. It seemed to have cleared, but I still could not print because the "collecting printer status" error came up.

    I now seem to go back and forth between the two error messages.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    oh god this message is getting annoying seriosully i need helpit keeps saying collecting printer status..need help pronto!!!!!! please sum 1

  • M6Jani Mar 07, 2009

    I just connected a Lexmark printer to my emachine compjter and it will not print - I get msg that "collecting printer status" can anyone help me. I is propertly connected and scanner is working.Thanks

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you attempted to reinstall the printer software and driver? 


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Uninstall the Printer Drivers and reinstall it this should work.......And for this problem this is the only resolution...........
Good Luck....

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