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I send something to print, the printer flashes to indicate receiving data, it usually starts to print (but not always) then stops, still flashing, and after a period of time I get an error message on the computer to say failed to print. The document doesn't necessarily have to be big. Printer is a Pixma ip 5200. Computer is Dell - Windows XP. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello !

Try reinstalling the printer driver.

Remove your printer from Printers and Faxes.
Disconnect the printer cable.
Restart your workstation.
Reconnect the printer cable.
Your computer should see the printer and install the driver.

Hope this helps.

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