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Printer i have a compaq A1500 all in one printer and it wont let me do anything! if i try to copy or scan something it says pc is not avalible. when i go to print it just wont do anything. i have uninstalled it and reinstalled it several times but that doesnt seam to be the problem, because it still wont work.if someone could help i would appreciate it very much. thank you.

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You may have the printer settings set to pause accidentally or set to work offline. Go to printer icon, right click and scroll down to check all your settings, if any of above apply, untick them. Try again. The error message is telling you it cannot communicate with the pc. Have you updated anything on your pc, sometimes new systems settings, particulary windows updates and service packs can cause drivers to become incompatable. If all else fails, you could try getting updated drivers from the Compaq website.

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