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My computer tells me that it cannot communicate with my printer

I have printed more than one item with my printer and now all of the sudden it says there is a problem with communication. When i plug in the USB cable from the printer to my computer it beeps, and it shows up in the printer area but it wont print. I have unplugged and replugged all cables and it still wont work

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  • vlane08 May 20, 2009

    i finally figured it out. all i had to do was remove the printer cartridges and put them back in. im not sure why that worked but its the only thing that did. thank you for all the input though!!

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What Operating system are you running?windows 200,xp,vista,
have you checked the printer has the correct drivers installed.

if you have not right click "My Computer" icon on your desktop
and  goto device manager and look for your printers on the right hand side under printers .schek if it has a cross or tick over it .check advanced to see if windows can see if their are any conflicts.

what is the name of your printer including model.
other things you could try are uninstalling and re installing the drivers.
or you could look for updated drivers for your printer.

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Try goto programs and choose printer and faxes ..and then choose the printer that you're currently using ..right click on it ..and choose :

1.use this printer online
2.set as a default printer

if the problem still exist ...

unplug your printer and plug it again..and then if there is a wizard appear on the screen or desktop..just follow the wizard..

your last option if the problem is still there is to uninstall all the existing printer driver on your computer and install a new compatible one..

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Sounds like a driver issue to me

Try this:

Right click "My Computer"
click manage
go to "device manager"

once this window is open, unplug your printer, then plug it back in
it should show up on the list with a exclamation point next to it more than likely.
right click that, then pick update driver, it should search for the correct drivers.

if it doesnt find any drivers, go directly to the printer manufacturer website and see if there is a section to download drivers for your particular printer.

Let me know what happens.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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