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Unable to clear printer queue

I am unable to clear the printer queue.  The printer insists on printing a one page document repeatedly, and all efforts to delete it from the printer queue have failed.  Everytime I delete it form the queue and hit 'start jobs', the same document reappears.  please help.

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  • bulk693 Feb 11, 2009

    PIXMA MX310 doing the same thing, every time I delete this document
    from the queue it reappears again once I try to start the print jobs.
    I've tried turning everything off and unplugging it all (in various combinations) but no luck. I'm on a mac, OSX, and all potential solutions I've seen have been for windows, anyone have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    There seems to be a print job in the printer queue and the machine wont print anything else, it keeps asking to reset paper size, how do I clear the printer queue?
    I've tried turning the printer off to see if it will reset automatically but this never worked. Please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    cancelled document in print queue now it's just hanging in the queue

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    GO TO PRINT AND NOTHING HAPPENS,

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I had a related problem. Couldn't delete a job from the queue nohow. I wound up deleting various processes (CTRL ALT DEL PROCESSES tab) and it cleared it.

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This always works for me: http://www.QueClear.com

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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