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Cannot print i receiver an alert that says: printer currently offline. the printer is running. it has ink and paper. if i plug the USB cable into another printer i have no problems. could the USB port be dead? thanks

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Please restart your computer and then try again... it is usually due to this issue

also make sure that the lights on the printer are not showing any error or warning.

thnx and i hope this helps
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Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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