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I have a Dell A940 connected to my old Dell desktop, which I want to keep. How can I get it to print from my new laptop? I cannot find any USB ports on the printer to connect.

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Whats the new laptop that you have? all dell laptops have usb ports actually. if you have found the usb port, just install the driver for your operating system if its vista install driver for vista or if its xp, install xp driver.

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Specs state that it is USB - probably a "USB-B" connector. Anyway, how is it connected to your desktop? Surely you can take the USB lead from the printer out of the back of your desktop and plug it in your laptop? Am I missing something here? Specs don't say it is a "parallel" connector (unless it has both). If it has both (and you are using the parallel connection (big plug with many pins) on your desktop then there should be a USB-B socket on printer next to the big parallel socket.

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SOURCE: dell a940 all in one printer

hmm..ok..if the test page is good, then it's in the drivers. get new ones, remove old ones first, re install try again.





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SOURCE: dell 926 printing freezing when using remote desktop

I've had a problem with a 926 freezing at the end of printing when deleting the job from the print queue.This was as a local or network computer/printer task.I changed the print processor to winprint/NT EMF 1.008 and this cured the problem.Right click on the printer/properties/Advanced/Print processor and give it a try.HTH.
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SOURCE: Error message 50c on printer

I had the same error message 50c and "color Ink low". I knew that I still had Black Ink, and that is what I just needed for the moment, so I removed the color Ink cartridge and it started working. You'll get a message 'print cartridge missing' but just press continue.
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