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Printer Busy or Error

Printer is set up in a network. It has been working well for months. All of a sudden printing stopped, with the following message "Printer Busy or Error". There are no lights on the printer, other than the green ready light. I have turned it off checked all cables and made sure no paper was stuck. Still no joy! Please help

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  • Blink-Sarah Feb 13, 2008

    Hi Riztech

    The Printer is a brother HL 2040. It is on a wired connection using a D-Link. I don't know what an "OS" is.

  • Mohammed Rizwan
    Mohammed Rizwan May 11, 2010

    Hi Sarah.

    What is the OS? and is it a wired or wireless network?i would like to know the printer model, if its possible!

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Hi,

First you check the printer que if any que is there then delete the que, second check the printer n/w setting correct it & lastly restart the printer spooler services. I think you problem will solve.

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Hi,

The "network printer busy" error might be caused in a network printer due to printer spooler issues, presence of malicious infections like virus, worms, etc. in the system.

It could also be caused due to corrupted drivers, invalid network name in the printer, and uncaptured printer port by the printer driver in a network, corrupted regional settings for your system.

It could be also due to sending of large files to the printer by another user or due to corrupted documents in printer queue.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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