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It maybe a dell branded product but maybe manufactured from another source like HP which are know for built in obsolescence for there consumer line-up of printers unlike their professional series that keep going. They want the consumer to purchase printer that’s all and if you have had the printer more than two years your doing good. Prices on printers have come way down in the past years. If purchasing a printer know your needs first because you may buy one your not happy with.

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  • Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable.
  • Disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable.
  • Restart the computer.
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  • If your printer does not function properly or communication error messages appear when using your printer, you can remove and reinstall the printer software.
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