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Which port do i use?

I cant print from word and think i may have the wrong port selected! i have a choice of about 8 and am currently on usb. as i am thick when it comes to anything like this i am completely stumped. i could print before so i dont know what has changed? i have done a test and that seems ok. unfortunately i cant find the instructions.
please help.....frustrated

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    I have the same damn problem. does anyone know what to do? which port? I tried lpt 1 and usb. any one know what to do?

  • rc004u2340 Feb 04, 2008

    I am embarrassed to admit that I tried a lot of other things trying to get the printer to print. I cleaned the heads and that showed me all was ok, but then I went the whole hog and cleaned the nozzles......that seemed to do the trick, so it seems ( in my case) that was my problem. Next time I will try that first.

    Good luck to the person who has the same problem. Try what I did! you never know. The port is still USB.

  • Raniel Diokno
    Raniel Diokno May 11, 2010

    What windows version are you using? Is the printer directly connected to your computer?

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I am using Windows XP, the printer is directly connected to my computer. the port is the USB one. Good Luck

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