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Power light is on but nothing works

I can't fax, print, scan, copy or print on my DELL V515w printer anymore. The power light is on & steady green, so I know it is getting power. It usually goes into hibernation if printer is not being used, but power light blinks when it does that & when it wakes up, when it has material to be printed, it usually turns solid green. Well it is solid green & nothing on printer works. No error messages show up on computer, so I do know that recognizes the printer. I was printing earlier with it just fine. This stuff always happens to me, & I just bought new ink cartridges yesterday, go figure. I did call DELL Tech support, & they said printer is shot, have to buy a new one. I only used it lightly for 4 years. I was looking at new printers yesterday when I was at Staples buying ink cartridges. Do you think this printer knows? LOL!! Printer has worked flawlessly for me in the past, with no signs of crapping out.

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Hello,
The short answer is that most likely the printer driver on the computer is bad. You need to delete the printer but not the drivers. Next, you will need to re-install the printer by having your computer find the printer like the 1st time you initially attached the printer when it was new. Usually this takes care of any communication issues between the pc and the printer. Don't forget to do a test page afterwards!
Good Luck!
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i was having these same exact problems then i looked at my old ink cartridge and saw that the blue tape was off and that i hadnt taken it off my new one i was trying to print with.!!!

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