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Paper light is on but not blinking, wont print

My printer wont print anything.  The paper light is on but not flashing, the power light is not on, usb connection is fine.  I dont know what to do.   My computer is a mac and runs on mac osx 10.4.11
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Sounds like a communication error somewhere between the printer and your hardware. You might need to update the driver. Go to the manufacture's website and put the model number of your printer in to get the latest driver. There might also be a driver specifically for your Mac there.

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