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Dell AIO 944 printer not working.

When I try to scan or print the computer says that there is a communication error. I've gone step by step (multiple times) through every troubleshooter I can find. I've downloaded patches, I've reinstalled the software, I updated everything on my computer. The printer itself can run a test page no problem. It also changes from online to offline when I unplug the USB. I removed and reinstalled the USB port also. I have really tried everything I can possibly think of.

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  • wellil Jun 27, 2009

    Nope, no one can figure it out, but I've had many people guess that it is a problem with the recent Windows update. I haven't mad a chance to start going through all of that, but if you have a chance to research that end of it let me know!



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We are having the same problem.. did you ever find an answer

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Have cartridges tested at ink refill store they will test for free!!

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