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I was trying to get the printer to Scan which I have never been able to do. I gave up on that, but now I can't print at all. The response I get is "Communication not available. Printer cannot communicate with computer. Please turn on "enable bidirectional communication" setting in the print properties dialog. I can't find that.

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To enable bi directional printing:
Open Printers and Faxes in control Panel
Right Click on the Printers Icon
Select PROPERTIES
In the Properties dialog box select the PORTS tab
Near the bottom there is a check box to enable Bi-directional printing
Make sure it is checked
Click OK to exit the dialog box

Please let me know if you need further details

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