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Won't print I have installed this printer about 10 times. It will print the network congig page and 2-3 pages then everything goes to queue, then i end up with an error, driving me

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Print job goes to print queue but does not print

Un install the drivers.
Connect through usb cable observe system recognised the printer?.. if recognised, reload the drivers & chk for the prints.. if not issue with formatter..
Insert net work patch cable., print configuration page., verify the ip address., load the drivers as network printer., chk for the prints., if not printing., ping ip from system... chk withnamother cable.., fotmatter issue..


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Printer is paused wont restart

it may be that you have a corrupt file in the print queue, a quick fix is possible - switch the power socket OFF, disconnect the PC/Network connections.
power on the printer, it should have had time to clear the memory now, see if the machine is able to print a menu page or config sheet ( open menu enter the information menu- print config sheet:)
if the printeris able to do thiswith no network connections you have eliminated the printer from the problem. next switch on and log into your PC, still disconnected from printer, open print queue and delete all documents from the queue ( your not deleting the files ( just the print requests)) once this is done then reconnect the printer and send first a windows test page ( confirm working connections first ) then attempt to print the failed file - if it fails in the same manner - the file was your problem.

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Sharp MX-2300N - can only print on computer restart

You will have to contact Sharp's service department.

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Key is flashing. Internet blue light is on. Printer gets signal for print job but won't print until I USB connect it to my Macbook OS 10.6.


Follow the steps below to resolve the issue

The print queue and Dock printer icon
When you start a print job, you will see your printer icon appear in your Dock. Click the Printer icon to open the print queue, which is a list of print jobs that are printing, on hold, or paused. The print queue will also display messages sent from the printer.
You can alternatively open the print queue from the Print & Fax pane of System Preferences.

printer%20queue.png In the Print Queue toolbar you have these buttons:

  1. Delete - Deletes the selected print job.
  2. Hold / Resume - Will hold / resume the selected print job.
  3. Job Info - Shows details of the selected print job, such as job name, status, Completed, Job Message, and so forth.
  4. Pause / Resume Printer - To Pause / Resume the Print Queue.
  5. Supply Levels - Will drop down the Supply Levels sheet showing you the levels of ink / toner your printer has.
  6. Printer Setup - Lets you configure the printer's name and location details.
  7. Printer - Sets the Print Queue window into Printer mode.
  8. Scanner - Visible if you have a multi-function printer connected via USB. Click it to set the Print Queue into Scanner mode.
You can see what your print job looks like with Quick Look. Click the arrow on the print job just to the left of the Status column or select the print job and press the Spacebar.
From the Print Queue menu bar, the "Printer" menu has these additional options:
  1. Customize Toolbar... - Used to add and remove item from the Print Queue's toolbar.
  2. Make Default - Will set the printer pertaining to this Print Queue your default printer.
  3. Print Test Page - Will send the CUPS Printer Test Page to your printer.
  4. Network Diagnostics - Will bring up the Network Diagnostics application, used to check each layer of your network connection.
  5. Log & History - Used to open the Console application and show you the log entries for your current and past print jobs.
  6. Show Printer List - Will open the Print & Fax System Preference showing you the list of Print Queues.
From the Print Queue menu bar, the "Jobs" menu has these additional options:
  1. Show / Hide Completed Jobs - Will alternate Show / Hide in the Print Queue all completed printer jobs and completed functions, like checking the supply levels of your printer.
  2. Show Everyone's / My jobs - Will alternate showing Everyone's / My print jobs.
You can control-click (or right-click) your printer icon in the Dock for this convenient menu:
printer%20proxy%20dock%20menu.png From the Dock menu you can see your printer's status, toggle Pause and Resume Printer, Auto Quit (once print job completes) on / off, and from the Options sub-menu you can toggle Keep in Dock on / off.

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I have a Epson TM-U220 Printer. The status reads: Not Available. If I print a test page it goes to the que but does not print.

If you can browse your printer, then try to delete the printer queue and re-add it. You do this from your Mac's System Preferences, Print and Fax application.

The C6180 is connected through a wired network. Funny thing is that I can print a test page....but when I go to print the document never leaves the print queue.

I get the following message from the print queue....the retry goes from 5 seconds to 10 seconds through 30 seconds but stops at 30 seconds.

you could try to get into your system setup to check whether USB ports are disabled by default (you will probably see during system startup a brief message saying something like "Press F2 to run system setup", or perhaps some other key like F1, ESC, etc.) When you see your docs in the print queue, do you see some error/warning message associated to that job? You could make right button click on that job and see its properties. You could check whether you should restart that job or whatever else option you may find there.
As for the installation CD, you could investigate on that disk to see whether there exists a file with whatever name ended in ".PPD" (without quotes). You could use that file: in System => Admin => Printers, see the properties of the corresponding printer and then use the option "Change driver". You will be asked for your printer model or provide a .PPD file. Use the one you found in your installation CD.

Jul 04, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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Three weeks ago, I purchased a Black (No.4) and a Colour (No.5) Valuepack Cartridges for my Lexmark X2690 All-In-One printer from Refresh Cartridges/UK. After installing both cartridges, I printed a Test...

ok what should do is when you finish printing one page wait for some few mins before printing another page ok. that could help or unistall and reinstall your printer again and apply this method i just showed you. thanks

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Black ink not printing

Same problem. Will print web pages in color, diagnostics work, but will only print photos in black.

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Cannot print with wirelessly networked printer


if printing from 2 other computer works fine, will i think its not an issue of IP address which changes somehow. but anyways, try to check if you still have other printer drivers under "PRINTERS" (see control panel). it should say HP Photosmart c6100 series. If you also have there a printer icon that says HP Photosmart c6100 series Copy1, try using it (right click on that icon and choose Set as Default Printer). If you only have HP Photosmart c6100 series under PRINTERS, try to right click, then choose properties. When Properties box is open, click on PORTS tab. then click on configure ports below. Try to type in the IP address of the printer under "Printer Name or Host name or IP address". make sure that you already printed network configuration page to get the exact ip address of the printer, Dont know how to print? do this.

1. press setup, then scroll down and look for Network.
2. press okay on network, it will give you the first option "VIew network settings".
3. press okay on it, and it will give you the first option "Print network configuration page."
4. choose that and press okay. it will print the network config page. from this document, you will be able to see the IP address of the printer.

Please let me know if the issue is still not resolve so that i can go ahead and give you another possible solution.

Thank you so much.


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