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Once my Deskjet F380 goes Offline (which it does whenever it has a paper problem), how can I easily get it Online or Ready again? So far, I have only been able to do this by shutting computer and printer off, unplugging the printer, waiting thirty seconds and restarting everything. This is tedious!

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Unplug the USB connection in the back of the printer.
Then go to Start. In the "Start Search" box type "services.msc. Hit Enter.
The Services window appear.
Scroll down to "Print Spooler". Right click and select "Restart".
After a few seconds reconnect the USB cable.

You can also access the Services box by going to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services.

You may require administrative rights to do this

Hope that helps

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

  • berry92002 May 14, 2011

    Thank you very much!- very very helpful, I was about to blow a fuse with my printer refusing to print in the middle of printing my course work

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