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Wont print says its ready

I am trying to print a document from a laptop with vista.
When i go into the actually settings on the laptop it says its ready but when i look at the little box that shows whats printing and the status it says its deleteing one of the documents but its taking ages. how do i print as its very important as its for coursework.

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Remove the USB cable from laptop, reboot the laptop. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Once you are in windows, plug the USB cable back in. Sometimes the machine will lose it's connection. By doing the above steps will renew the connection. ope that helps.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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Default Printer Issue
The wrong printer is set as the default. See the image below for an illustration.
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What to do
Open the Printers or Printer and Faxes folder and locate the correct printer icon. To do this:


    1. -In Windows XP, click Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes).
      -In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

    2. Right-click on the printer icon, and click Set as Default Printer. A check mark displayed above the printer icon now identifies it as your default printer.

    3. Try printing again.

Topic 3: Printer is "Offline"
The printer is set to Offline and the printer icon appears washed-out. See the image below for an illustration.
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What to do
Open the Printers or Printer and Faxes folder and locate the correct printer icon. To do this:

  1. -In Windows XP, click Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes).
    -In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

  2. Right-click on the printer icon, and select Use Printer Online.

  3. Try printing again.

Topic 4: Printer is not Ready
The printer is in an "Intervention Requested" state (e.g. paper jam, paper out) but no Windows print error notification message is displayed.
Explanation
The print job cleared the print queue. This means the print queue icon has disappeared from the notification area ('systray') of the task bar. The printer is holding the job, however, until the the printer is returned to a ready state.
What to do
Check the printer LCD, or operator panel menu, to verify that the printer is in a ready state. If not, return it to the required status.
Topic 5: Printer is Paused
The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.
Explanation
This is typically an end user error. Dragging the mouse cursor over the print queue icon in the notification area will reveal (1,2,3) document(s) pending for (User name).
What to do

    1. Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue. (This may also appear as a small printer icon in the lower-right notification area of the task bar.)
    2. Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
    3. Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

      -If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.
      -If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.

Topic 10: Windows Print Spooler Issue
A problem with the Windows print spooler is preventing successful printing.
What to try
Stop and start the Windows print spooler. To do this:

  • -In Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, click on Print Spooler, click on Stop the service, and then click on Start the service.

  • -In Windows Vista, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box, and then click services.msc in the Programs list. Right-click on Print Spooler, and then click Stop. Finally, right-click on Print Spooler again, and then click Start.

Remove the first print job from the print queue. To do this:

  1. Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue. (This may also appear as a small printer icon in the lower-right notification area of the task bar.)

  2. Click on the first job listed so that it is highlighted.

  3. Click on Document in the top menu bar.

  4. Click on Cancel.

  5. Click Yes when you see: "Are you sure you want to cancel the selected jobs?"

Click here for illustration.
Topic 11: Other Issues
Other possible causes of a print job not printing include:

  • -USB connection problem if locally connected only.

  • -Firewall issues preventing communication.

  • -Workplace virtual private networks (VPNs) preventing communication. VPN tunneling may be required to ensure successful communication. Enabling this feature may require network administrator approval and assistance.

  • -Document formatting.

  • -Driver settings.

  • -Application-specific issues relating to the application's Printer Setup.

Topic 12: Last Resort
If you have tried all of the above suggestions to no avail, try the following:
  1. Reboot your computer and try printing again.
  2. Turn the printer off and on, and then try to print again.
  3. Install a different printer driver, e.g. PCL, PostScript, HBP, or XPS driver.

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Unexpected page breaks occur

Cause Solution

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Set the Print Timeout to a higher value:



Blank pages

Cause Solution

Toner is low.

Remove the toner cartridge from the printer. Shake the cartridge back and forth several times, and then reinstall it.

Install a new toner cartridge.


Toner cartridge is defective or empty.
Replace the toner cartridge.


Jobs do not print

Cause Solution

Printer is not ready to receive data.

Make sure Ready or Power Saver appears on the display before sending a job to print. Press to return the printer to the Ready state.


Specified output (exit) bin is full. Remove the stack of paper from the output (exit) bin, and then press .


Specified tray is empty. Load media in the tray.


Wrong printer software is installed.

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If you are using a USB port, make sure you are running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista and using Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista compatible printer

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Cause Solution

Internal print server is not set up properly or is not connected properly.

Verify that you have properly installed the print server and configured the printer for network printing. For more information about installing a network printer, click View User's Guide and Documentation on the Software and

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You are using the wrong USB or Ethernet cable, or the cable is not securely connected.

Make sure you are using a recommended cable.
Make sure the connection is secure.

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