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Dell V305 Printer No communication

We just bought a new desktop and V305 Printer. We have not been able to print at all. It kepts saying "Communication Not Available."

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  • pattidavis89 Mar 15, 2009

    My new dell v305 seemed to install without a hitch....but it will not print. Control panel says printer is ready. And the printer will copy a page. It just does not seem to be receiving the signal.



  • jfrancisco19 Mar 27, 2009

    I have installed, uninstalled, and reinstalled the program for the Dell V305 at leat 7 times now!!!! Everything seems to work fine, if I unplug the USB cable the printer shows "offline". It scans and makes a copy when I put something in there. My computer WILL NOT communicate with it for some reason....can you say piece of s#$%!!! I have had this brand new pc and printer over 2 months and haven't been able to even use the printer yet, I'm a little pissed!

  • Deb Eliason Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same problem. I can copy but I cannot print from my computer. On my computer I receive the error message "Communication not available." I went through all the Help Screens but it appears everything is set up fine. Can anyone help?

  • Mr_green17 Apr 24, 2009

    i am a student this printer decides my life!!! and it does not work!!! i called the company got assistance and literally put my computer on their hands for about 3 hours, unfortunately however they dint fix anything, it was just a waste of time, this printer was a waste of time and money. i suggest buying a new one.

  • singlecombo Apr 29, 2009

    I have a V305 printer wont print says communication problem this thing is a problem and needs to be fixed or smashed someone fix the problem

  • wolfhaus May 22, 2009

    My new Dell Inspiron 530 will not communicate with the new Dell V305 Printer that I purchased as a package about ten days ago. Spent four hours on the phone with a tech that wanted me to go to for support and we can't even get onto that web site. Then they wanted me to pay for technical support for a product that should work when it's brand new! When I balked at paying for tech support suggested that perhaps it was incompatible with the 530. How would PAID tech service solve that? Has Dell sold me a package that includes a PC and printer that are not compatible? Connections have been checked and rechecked and we have gone through the trouble-shooting guide multiple times. HELP!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    this printer is not working what so ever. It says that it cannot recognize the amount of ink levels in the cartridges...but each cartridge is full. It will not let me print anything.

  • banglr5 May 11, 2010

    1. What OS are you guys seeing this problem on

    2. Does scanning work from the computer

    3. Can you print from an account with Admin privileges

    4. If any of you have been able to resolve the issue already, could you please share your solutions.



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When you are ready to print, you always get a setup-popup. check if your wqireless printer is selected instead of the USB. They can be both in the list. When you look at type, it will look like it's the right one. In the dropdown for selecting a printer this may look different.

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I have a Dell Inspiron and my Dell V305 printer has been working fine for two years. I haven't used it much in all that time, but I have only recently used it last week and it worked just fine. Now it is not working, the communication error is coming up.
The only thing I can think to attribute this problem to is when a few days ago I accidentally partially uninstalled ABBYY Finereader Sprint 6.0...I wasn't paying attention and just clicked uninstall. After googling to see just what I was uninstalling I realized it was something that the printer might possibly need so I stopped the uninstall as quickly as I could. So tonight I tried to print and here is the error, I'm not sure where I put the original installation CDs so I've been searching around for ABBYY Finereader downloads, but I'm not having much luck and I'm not sure if it will solve my problem. Any thoughts...?

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Set the Inspiron on fire, dump the printer in the pool and by a Mac. I used to work for dell and this stuff is $#%^&*.

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Wolfhaus: Did you try creating another user account 'Administrator' or 'Standard' and see if it will print from that ?. Let me know if this helps or not.

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