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The printer is on. The computer recognizes what I

The printer is on. The computer recognizes what I want to print (seen in Settings - Printer & Faxes). When I hit Print, nothing happens.

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Did you go to printer port and enable printing
as you don't this may happen even to the computer skilled persons

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My Lexmark z2300 sends to the printer & it says it's printing, but it doesn't actually print. I've tried several file types & programs to print from but none of them work.


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, then try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Sep 14, 2011 | Lexmark Z2300 InkJet Printer

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Lexmark X4650 prints fine & used to scan to computer, now when press scan>scan to computer>downloading application list & seems to freeze.


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list again, then try to print again.

Aug 31, 2011 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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No computer of mine recognizes this printer and the left drip light keeps blinking even though i have repalced it


If by referring to the left drip light you mean the bottom left light; this is the indicator light for the color ink cartridge:
Left print cartridge light blinks, Power light on. Tri-color print cartridge is damaged or missing.
? Reinstall the print cartridge. If the error persists, replace the print cartridge.

? You can still print with one cartridge


it is possible that once the computer and printer are communicating that the error messages could also be resolved by running the printer diagnostic program.


If your computers do not recognize the printer, uninstall the driver, if you had installed a specific driver, and then go to the site below to download a driver for your operating system and specific printer:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=439154&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=439153 After installing the operating system specific driver the computer should recognize the printer. Trust this is helpful. :)

Dec 08, 2010 | HP DeskJet 9800 InkJet Printer

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Just replaced Netgear WebSafe router with Linksys WRT400N. Now, can't "see" printer in network nor can access it to change settings (or print). Have tried with ethernet cable straight to router and through...


Reset printer to factory settings according to manual. Plugged in ethernet cable directly to router. Ran BRAdmin which recognized printer and saw that IP address had been automatically set within new router range. Changed setting to STATIC. Deleted old printer definition from printer list and added updated definition using Printer Setup Utility. Printed test page from BRAdmin. Also printed file from Documents folder wirelessly. Changed printer settings in another laptop & was able to print wirelessly from there as well.

Jan 07, 2010 | Brother HL-2070N Laser Printer

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When computer is first turned on, the PC recognizes the printer and everything is fine. After a while, I can't print anything. The print job is queued up but with an error message. If I turn the...


Hi There !!

Thank you for writing to Fixya.com

It seems to be that, your print spooler service is crashing & once you restart the machine. It's actually reinitialized & it work for a while & then get stuck again. I have seen these kind of problem in past & best possible step would be to reset the Print Spooler service. To do that check the below link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000007

Once you go to the above mentioned link, you will find a picture there:

button_fixit_silver.jpg

Click that button & it'll reset the print spooler service & you might need to reinstall the printer driver back again.

Hope this would help !

Sep 03, 2009 | HP OfficeJet G85 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Having trouble with computer recognizing printer. Canon CP720


Check the printer default settings in control panel.
If you have them set to microsoft printer then change the default to the canon.

Jun 27, 2009 | Canon SELPHY CP720 Printer

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Bad ESC Seq


The ‘Bad Esc Seq’ message on the MT645 indicates the printer is not recognizing some of the commands it receives in the data from the host computer system. These commends are sent in the format of Escape Commands Sequences hence the ‘Bad Esc Seg’ error message displayed on the printer.
There can be a number of reasons for the printer displaying the ‘Bad Esc Seq’ error.
The first thing that it may be worth doing would be to power the printer off then disconnect the printer from the computer system. Once the printer has been disconnected from the computer system power the printer back on again. If the ‘Bad Esc’ Seq’ message is seen when the printer is disconnected from the computer system this would tend to indicate there is a fault with the printer.

If the printer powers on OK and does not display any errors when it is disconnected from the computer system it is possible that one of two things is happening.

The first thing is that a print job has been sent to the printer using the wrong printer driver on the computer system, this will send data to the printer that it does not recognize. If this is the case the print job on the computer system would need to be cancelled and resent using a printer driver suitable for the MT645.

The other thing that may have happened is that the Emulation setting on the printer may have for some reason changed so the printer not longer matches the set up on the computer system. You may need to change the emulation setting on the MT661 so it matches the host computer system set up. The printer may need to be set to either Epson or IBM emulation depending on the computer system set up.

The Current emulation setting on the printer can be found by printing a configuration page, this can be done in the following way;
Put the printer OFFLINE
Press the MODE button
Press the DOWN ARROW until HELP is displayed
Press ENTER
The printer will print out a configuration page showing the current settings, this will include the Emulation setting. This can be checked to ensure it matches the computer system set up, or change to ensure the emulation is correct for your application.
If you are printing from Windows try printing using the Generic Text only printer driver, this will not send escape commands to the printer, so should print correctly. If you still see the Bad Esc Seq message I would recommend having a look into the connectivity between he printer and the computer system.

May 22, 2009 | Tally MT645 Printer

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Printer problems


This will sound stupid, but if you are trying to print a document in B&W with this particular model, you have to force it to print ONLY using the black ink cartridge, if you are out of color ink, otherwise, it will try to use the color cartridge by default. A highlighted word is not recognized as a black image with a colored background, it is recognized as a multi-colored image, s-o-o-o try going into your solutions menu, click on "Change settings" then click on "Printer settings" Then click on "Maintenance" tab, click on the "Ink Cartridge settings" button. From the drop-down menu, select "Black Only". Click on okay. THEN when you go to print the document go to your printer settings and click on the "grayscale printing" checkbox. Then Select "Plain paper" Of course, you have to do this each time you want to print. The MP470 is primarily a photo printer, with text and graphics abilities. It wasn't designed as an all-purpose printer... I found that out the hard way! :-) Unfortunately, this only works (so far as I've seen) if you are out of color ink... it tries to use color by default to 'create' black... I hope this helps out!

Apr 12, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP470 All-in-One Printer

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Printer will not recognize refilled black HP cartridge (#74)


Try to get your printer to recognize the new cartridge; go to start - printer and faxes -right click on printer - preferences (printing preferences) -settings -load factory settings. Print test page Ctrl+P

Please post if that worked.

Dec 03, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer

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Printer will not come online with P3 computer running XP = Will not print.


Please check the model # - I can find no matches. Problem lies in the printer. Online light should come come on whether you are connected or not. Can you make a copy or print and internal report? I'm sorry but I need more information. Ed

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