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Can't get my printer to go online. I right click and take it offline and it goes right back on.

Even after I right click and it shows that it is online in the properties - when I bring it up on the status bar, it shows that it is offline and also that the power is off when it is definitely on. Please help as I have a lot to print. Thanks for anything you could tell me to do.

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  • rthopkins Dec 30, 2007

    Thanks for trying - it is a Dell 3000cn printer. It just won't recognize it at all - and I know the printer is OK because I connected my son's to it this afternoon and it typed out what he needed - and I have used this printer on my HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop as my primary printer forever. I just can't figure out what happened. Guess I will be forced to pay a serviceman.

    Thanks for all of your help anyway!!!

  • rthopkins Dec 30, 2007

    No, it won't print a test page - - - -it just doesn't acknowledge the printer at all. Even with the new usb connection, it does nothing.

  • rthopkins Dec 30, 2007

    Tried that and nothing.

  • rthopkins Dec 30, 2007

    It is still not working. I did download the drivers from Dell; am not using network; and am using Microsoft.

    Please help.

  • rthopkins Dec 30, 2007

    I have worked on this thing all afternoon and finally, finally got it going. Do not know what has been wrong with it - but, thanks for your input and if I ever need anything else done - will contact FixYa again.

  • rthopkins Dec 31, 2007

    I am using XP. Oh, I have the Home Edition and would like the other - business/professional - how do I go about upgrading to that?

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The only thing I have seen missing from all posting is what operating system you are using on your HP Pavilion dv9000
laptop. And is the operating system now installed the same operating system that was installed on the laptop at purchase?
BPCS

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    Jim Bruner Dec 31, 2007

    you can purchase an OEM version of XP Professional for about $100.00 from htttp://www.tigerdirect.com Insert the new CD and reboot the computer, it will ask if you wish to upgrade reply yes.

    You will never go wrong using XP Pro it is a almost fool proof operating system. Stay away from VISTA, it is a head ache. Glad you got your printer going, they can be a head ache some times. BPCS

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Unplug usb, delete old install, reinstall with latest driver from web.

What operating system are you using?

When you right click on printer icon then go into properties, then select print test page, does it work from there...

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Plug your computer to your laptop and restart.

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    plug your printer to your latop and restart.

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