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Print queue My 5550 has 'stopped' , I,m working on a Mac and the dialogue box for 'print queue' won't come up. Is there a manual over ride to cancel the 'stop print' and return to normal printing?

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You will have to restart your printer... or reinstall the driver printer

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How to cancel print job


The following should work for any printer connected to a computer running Windows.

Note: the illustrations are from my laptop and at this time all printers are offline.

-From the Start Menu, choose Devices and Printers. It will open a dialogue box similar to the one below.
25741772-dtqtfdfjcjig55lqmujf4hta-3-0.png -Double click your printer. This will open one of two types of printer dialogue boxes:

Type #1
25741772-dtqtfdfjcjig55lqmujf4hta-3-2.png -Click on the document you want to cancel to highlight it.
-In the Document menu choose Cancel.

Type #2
25741772-dtqtfdfjcjig55lqmujf4hta-3-9.png -Click See What's Printing. This will open a dialogue box similar to the one in Type #1.
-Click on the document you want to cancel to highlight it.
-In the Document menu choose Cancel.

*NOTE: Many printers must be online in order to cancel a job.

I hope this helps.

Jun 12, 2015 | HP ENVY 5530 E-ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER 1200X600...

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Print queue stops document and will not resume


Hi,

Clearing the Print Queue in Windows:

Open the Print Queue
  • Windows 98 - click Start, Settings, Printers
  • Windows XP - click Start, Printers and Faxes
    or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes
  • Windows Vista - Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Printers
Double-click to open the appropriate printer's queue. The Print dialog box will open. Here you will see a list of all of the jobs waiting to print, along with the status of each job. The first print job is at the top of the list.
To cancel a document in the list, right-click it and select Cancel Printing. Most often, it is better to cancel all of the jobs and then resend the documents to the printer.
Cancel All Documents
  • Windows 98 - click Printer on the menu, select “Purge Print Documents”
  • Windows XP - click Printer on the menu, select “Cancel All Documents”
  • Windows Vista - click Printer on the menu, select “Cancel All Documents”
Please note that you must have Administrative rights in Windows XP and Vista to cancel print jobs. If you are the only user, you automatically have administrative rights. If you are on a multi-user computer, you must be an administrator. If are on a network and get a message saying that you do not have Administrative rights, find someone who does.
Under normal circumstances, printing documents are cancelled and will disappear from the queue. If one or more do not disappear, shutdown the computer and restart. When shutting down, you may get a message warning you that your print jobs will be lost if you continue. Tell Windows to shutdown anyway. When you restart, Windows may tell you that you have print jobs waiting. Tell Windows to delete them.
Before you resume work, open the Print Queue from the Start menu. You should find the queue empty. If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista and the queue is not empty, you will be unable to print. Before trashing your computer, you can try to clear the queue using a secret Windows command.
Click Start, Run, and type “Net Stop Spooler” (without the quotes). Then press Enter. Shutdown the computer and restart. The print jobs should be removed. If they are not, shut down the computer again, take a deep breath, and then go for a long walk. The queue should be clear when you return. Note that you must restart the computer for your printers to resume normal operation.


Goodluck,
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Apr 01, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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How to delete print queue


To cancel one or more print jobs, follow these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type control printers, and then click OK.
  3. Right-click the icon for your printer, and then click Open. To cancel individual print jobs, right-click the print job that you want to cancel, and then click Cancel.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/946737

Aug 17, 2014 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

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HP deskjet 5550 will not print. Flashing orange and green lights. There is no paper jam. I have reinstalled the printer, restarted the computer, unplugged the printer. It was working fine, then stopped...


Make sure the covers are closed completly. It will not print unless its closed. If its not that, then check to make sure you didn't knock one of the cables loose inside the printer, and make sure the belt that moves the cartridges is still intact and is not jammed.

Mar 08, 2011 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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I have a HP 4385 --how do you cancel a print job---it was sent a print job multiple times (over 10) from a Mac and i do not know how to cancel these jobs as they were sent in error and are huge ink...


The printer should have a stop/cancel buttom on the panel, just press that and it sould cancel the print job.

Also, you can delete the job queue from the computer. You should have a printer in the Dock, click on that and select jobs and click on the delete button. If you don't have the printer on the Dock, click on Apple, System Preferences and select Printers. Select your printer and click on Open Queue and delete the jobs from there.

Dec 02, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Cancelled a job and it stays in queue


Cancel all the documents in the print queue, (just do it whether they are actually deleted or not), press "cancel" on button the printer and restart your system and also the printer. If possible, please leave the printer switched off for few minutes and don't forget to use the "Power" button to turn if off or on. This will help your printer to restart new print job, all the jobs on the print queue will be deleted/cleared. Good luck, Thanks for using FixYa.

Jun 08, 2010 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Can't cancel a HP PSC 750 Printer print job.


Hi,
Right click on MyComputer and click Manage. Then go to Services and Applications and then Services. Find the Print Spooler services in the list and right click to stop it. When it is stopped try to cancel the document again. Then start the print spooler service again.

Regards,
nicolasiac

Feb 12, 2010 | HP PSC 750 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hhp deskjet 5550 - orange and green light keep


1) Close the print head cover, and turn off the printer. While pressing the Resume/Cancel button, press the Power button. (Do not release the buttons. The LED lights in green to indicate that a function is selectable.) 2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (Do not release the Power button.) 3) While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 3 times, and then release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. 4) When the LED stops blinking and lights in green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times. Finally press the Power button.

Jun 09, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Print Queue is stuck on


This is old, but I will post my solution for anyone else who might be having this problem.
In Mac OS 10.5: Go to System Preferences under the "apple logo" menu. Then select the "Print & Fax" module. Select your printer from the list on the left, and then click the "Open Print Queue…" button. Select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.
In older Mac OS 10: Go to the Utilities folder in your Applications folder, and open the "Printer Setup Utility". Double click your printer in the list. Then it is the same as above: select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.

Nov 30, 2008 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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I want to print new page of printing printer keeps churning out prvious printing instrctions i am 78yrs old still learning


Hi,

What you need to do is clear out the printing "QUEUE".

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Clearing the Print Queue in Windows
The printer is one of the slowest devices in a computer system. If you had to wait for it to print your document before you could resume writing, you would quickly go back to using a typewriter. To eliminate the delay, Windows reserves a portion of memory for something called a “print queue” (or spooler). The queue works on a first-in first-out basis. You can continue to use the computer and send jobs to the spooler as it feeds a steady stream of data to the printer.
Print queues are nice, except when something happens in the printer to cause it to stop functioning. Sometimes it is just a paper jam and sometimes it is a bit more serious. If you need to cancel the jobs in the print queue, you can simply double-click the printer icon (in the system tray down by the clock) and open the print queue. Depending upon the length of your document and how many documents are waiting to print, the printer icon may appear briefly or for a sustained period. (Note: This would be a good time to remove the paper from the printer before continuing.) If the icon is not there, you can manually open the queue.
Open the Print Queue
  • Windows 98 - click Start, Settings, Printers
  • Windows XP - click Start, Printers and Faxes
    or click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes
  • Windows Vista - Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Printers
Double-click to open the appropriate printer's queue. The Print dialog box will open. Here you will see a list of all of the jobs waiting to print, along with the status of each job. The first print job is at the top of the list.
To cancel a document in the list, right-click it and select Cancel Printing. Most often, it is better to cancel all of the jobs and then resend the documents to the printer.
Cancel All Documents
  • Windows 98 - click Printer on the menu, select “Purge Print Documents”
  • Windows XP - click Printer on the menu, select “Cancel All Documents”
  • Windows Vista - click Printer on the menu, select “Cancel All Documents”
Please note that you must have Administrative rights in Windows XP and Vista to cancel print jobs. If you are the only user, you automatically have administrative rights. If you are on a multi-user computer, you must be an administrator. If are on a network and get a message saying that you do not have Administrative rights, find someone who does.
Under normal circumstances, printing documents are cancelled and will disappear from the queue. If one or more do not disappear, shutdown the computer and restart. When shutting down, you may get a message warning you that your print jobs will be lost if you continue. Tell Windows to shutdown anyway. When you restart, Windows may tell you that you have print jobs waiting. Tell Windows to delete them.
Before you resume work, open the Print Queue from the Start menu. You should find the queue empty. If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista and the queue is not empty, you will be unable to print. Before trashing your computer, you can try to clear the queue using a secret Windows command.
Click Start, Run, and type “Net Stop Spooler” (without the quotes). Then press Enter. Shutdown the computer and restart. The print jobs should be removed. If they are not, shut down the computer again, take a deep breath, and then go for a long walk. The queue should be clear when you return. Note that you must restart the computer for your printers to resume normal operation.

This should solve your problem, Let me know how it works for you..

~~Jastababe~~

Nov 19, 2008 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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