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Not printing from computer

Computer is recognizing printer however, the printer is not printing

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008


    1. trying to peint a email from my email

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    printer is on however is does not print

  • jana_booker May 07, 2008

    hp deskjet 3420

    laptop recognies printer but doesnt print

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    same problem here



  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    Pritnter is not prtinting

  • anoop22 Jun 19, 2008

    Priter is detected by a computer but it is not printing any document

  • rwvandermey Apr 08, 2009

    Selphy CP720 prints fine when my mmory card is plugged directly into the printer, but i can't print from my Mac laptop. Printer driver has been successfully installed. Printer seems to recognize the connection to the laptop, but when I go to print something, it pulls in a sheet of printer paper, then stops and nothing more happens.

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Changed the ink cartridge and now the printer doesn't recognize the computer.It says the printer is idle. What do I do?


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer (if USB connected)> reboot your pc > unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer (if USB connected). Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection or when the WiFi light on the printer turns solid green (if WiFi connected.).


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

  1. Disconnect the USB cable connecting the printer from your computer.
  2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.
  3. Delete the Lexmark print object.
  4. Reboot computer.
  5. Re-brick your printer by pulling out the power supply - black box where the power cord is plugged into on the back of the printer, and re-plug after 30 seconds.
  6. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to the computer.
  7. Wait until your computer fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, try to print a document to verify that the problem is fixed.

Jan 29, 2012 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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It want print anything!


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, then try to print again.

Sep 12, 2011 | Lexmark C533DN InkJet Printer

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Print document system responds document is printing system responds that document is printed but no document is printed. Used troubleshooting for alignment and that works with printer?


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, then try to print/scan again.

Aug 23, 2011 | Lexmark Z816 InkJet Printer

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Wont print


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, then try to print/scan again.

Aug 21, 2011 | Lexmark X4550 AllInOne InkJet Printer

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Computer doesnt recognize the printer


1.) Check the power plug for the printer and make sure all cords are connected properly.

2.) If the printer plugs in via USB, try all of the USB ports on your computer. (if not disregard)

3.) Uninstall old printer software/drivers (if any)

4.) Sometimes all you need for it to recognize the printer is to restart while it is plugged in.

5.) If you think the printer isn't recognized, still try and print something. You may find it to be a choose able printer in the print window.

Hope this helps!

Feb 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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No computer of mine recognizes this printer and the left drip light keeps blinking even though i have repalced it


If by referring to the left drip light you mean the bottom left light; this is the indicator light for the color ink cartridge:
Left print cartridge light blinks, Power light on. Tri-color print cartridge is damaged or missing.
? Reinstall the print cartridge. If the error persists, replace the print cartridge.

? You can still print with one cartridge


it is possible that once the computer and printer are communicating that the error messages could also be resolved by running the printer diagnostic program.


If your computers do not recognize the printer, uninstall the driver, if you had installed a specific driver, and then go to the site below to download a driver for your operating system and specific printer:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=439154&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=439153 After installing the operating system specific driver the computer should recognize the printer. Trust this is helpful. :)

Dec 08, 2010 | HP DeskJet 9800 InkJet Printer

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The printer is on. The computer recognizes what I


did you go to printer port and enable printing
as you don't this may happen even to the computer skilled persons

Sep 27, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I have a Lexmark 5490 connected to a D-Link DPR-1260. The D-Link configuration utility installs the printer on my Vista Home Premium laptop as the default printer and recognizes that the printer is...


Check your windows firewall or your antivirus.
Disconnect that for a while and delete all pending documents (queue).

Send a new doc to print and see what happen.
Usually those program are blocking the communication between printer and computer.
If this is your case, set a rule on your antivirus program.

Have a great day!
Pablo :-)

Oct 18, 2008 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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All in One Printer/Scanner/Copier will not respond to print command.


Pls make sure that your computer recognizes your Printer, if it doesn't it would never respond to any print command you sent
check to see (if the computer recognizes)
1- go to start then select printer
2- select your desired printer - right click
3- go to properties
4- select print PRINT TEST PAGE
5- check the message on your paper

if it doesnt then you might have installed a wrong driver

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I have a Cannon i9900 and I love it! Bought a new computer running Vista x64. Went to the web and downloaded the Vista x64 drivers for the printer and the Easy Print which I also like very much. The new...


If you can print, than it is possible the computer has recognized plug-play (PnP) printer. The downloaded program may not be the one for your specific printer.

May 17, 2008 | Cannon Office Equipment & Supplies

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