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My printer doesnt print

When i try to print paper goes straight threw it

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Sounds like the driver may have gone corrupt
Try to uninstall and reinstall the drivers/software.
Be sure that the device is not connected to the computer until the software prompts you to plug it in
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Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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