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Printer does not function

Printer is on (light is on) but it does not respond to any print command.
(the command does not execute)

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In most cases this is caused by a faulty driver or a broken printer cable. Please try to print an internal test page to ensure the printer itself is working properly, then replace the cable and ensure the driver is pointing to the right port if the internal test page prints properly. Also you could try to print the driver's test page (driver properties > Print test page > answer "Yes" anyway, since answering "No" only produces a bunch of suggestions that won't help you solve the problem!). If this works, the problem resides somewhere between the driver and the application(s) you're trying to print from.

//Al

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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