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Dell 946 printer - unable to print

Hi, I have a new dell inspiron 1520 laptop and dell 946 all in one printer. However, I'm unable to print. I've tried all the fixes suggested (ie check usb connections, power on/off, adjust firewall settings, restart laptop) but nothing has worked. When I check settings in the control panel everything looks fine. I'm running Windows Vista with McAffe and Windows firewalls. Thanks, Rod

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    I am geting the same error - tried the lot - the 'test page' prints out but nothing from MS Word.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I am geting the same error - tried the lot - the 'test page' prints out but nothing from MS Word.

    You would think that Windows Vista would step up and attempt to fix the problem. Evidently, there's not enough money in it for them!


  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    unable to print

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SOURCE: Dell 946 AIO printer won't stop beeping after firmware update attempt

I just experienced this problem today. The beeping means that when you tried to update the firmware it damaged the printer internally. I would have to assume there is some kind of chip in there that can be flashed and it got cooked by the firmware update. Dell is sending me a new one.

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Go out to Lexmark web site and look for a vista update in their software download section. So this should solve your problem.Most of the cds which come with equipment do not contain vista software and drivers.

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turn off the printer.
disconnect the printer from the computer.
restart the computer.
conencted the printer after the computer is up, and all applications are loaded.
the computer should inform you the printer is connected.
send a test page to the printer.
done

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: lexmark 5470 printer not working on Windows Vista

If you just connected the printer to your Vista PC, the drivers probably didn't load.
If you haven't yet, you need to install the Lexmark drivers first before you can use your printer. Unplug the printer before installing, then plug it in when prompted by the software.

Lexmark drivers:
http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi

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I have seen that in most of the cases (with lexmark and dell printers) it is fixed by reinstalling the printer software. Be sure that you completely remove the older drivers using the cd or using add/remove programs.

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Dell inspiron 1520 won't turn on.


Remove the battery from its compartment on the side of your Dell Inspiron laptop computer.


Remove the power adapter from its plug on the side of the Dell Inspiron (if your laptop is currently plugged into a wall outlet).


Press down and hold the "Power" button on the laptop for one to two minutes. This will dispel the excess electrical current that is built up inside the laptop.


Put the battery back inside the compartment of your Dell Inspiron.


Plug your power adapter back into the side of the Dell Inspiron. Press "Power." Your laptop computer will now turn on.


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Describe your 946 All-In-One InkJet Printer Problem I'm running windows 7 on a Gateway laptop and managed to get it to print at one point but then installed some other items to get it to recognize...


This printer is not a wireless rpinter, so I guess you were trying to attach it to a print server of some type.

Try using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings,I use channel 11. I would make a new SSID to make connecting easier.

If your computer came with Windows 7, then follow the procedure below. If you upgraded your computer, the did you install the chipset drivers first. If using a Dell Computer that was upgraded, the desktop/notebook system utility and the chipset drivers need installed first or the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order

First run Delete Print Jobs to remove any stuck print job in the queue.

Disconnect the printer.

Download and run the patch(printer cleanup utility) until it prompts you to restart your computer.

Restart your computer. Make sure the printer is removed.
Manual Printer Driver Removal

Download the Vista 32-bit drivers for Windows 7 32-bit or the Vista 64-bit drivers for Windows 7 64-bit. Install the Vista drivers in the Vista
Compatibility mode You'll get a message, the printer is not connected. Connect the printer at this time(powered on).

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Dell 946 Photo All-In-One Printer owners thread (W7)

Virus programs and firewalls will block communications.

If you need more help, please post in the Dell Printers Forum


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Hi there I have lost the install CD and would like to install my Dell all in one 946 printer to my new laptop. I runs with windows 7, and the software I have downloaded from the internet does not seem to...


Click here to download the driver for dell all in one 946 printer. First uninstall the previous drivers and then install this driver.
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Just got a new lenovo laptop and my dell 946 will not print anything from it. Not sure if it's a compatability problem?


Did you install the DELL printer-driver software onto the new laptop?

If you've lost that CD-ROM, access the manufacturer's web-site:

http://support.dell.com

and enter '946' and do a search for the device-driver software.

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Just got a new lenovo laptop and my dell 946 will not print anything from it. Not sure if it's a compatability problem?


Hi, try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for your printer and ensure that the printer its detected. If it is detected, contact printer support for troubleshoting. It is a possible issue with the printer. :)

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How to Unlock Dell inspiron 1520 Laptop Password


I is my understanding that you can contact Dell with the service tag, and express code and get the master password to clear forgotten passwords.

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Dell 946 printer


You need to set the size of your page on the printer preferences.
If you need more help you can see the manual of your printer here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/prn946/en/index.htm

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