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The message says that my printer is not properly hooked up. what do i do?

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Does your printer use a USB connection? Did you install the printer's driver before connecting the printer to your computer? Was your printer working before?

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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  • rowleyruth Jul 04, 2010

    I have no idea what a USB connection is.  My son set up the computer and printer for me.  I don't know what the driver is, either.


    I have had my Mac for about a year now and have only recently had problems with the printer.

  • gggg Jul 04, 2010

    You may want to ask your son to uninstall the printer's software and reinstall it. It sounds like a file got corrupted somewhere or maybe a setting got changed.


  • gggg Jul 04, 2010

    You can also try unplugging and then reattaching the cable that connects the printer to the computer. Sometimes this cord becomes a little loose. Is the printer on -- can you see any lights on or flashing?

  • rowleyruth Jul 05, 2010

    the printer worked for two pages, then i got messages that the ink cartridges were not in as well as they should be. pulled them out and put them back in.

    one more copy OK

    now i having the flashing yellow 7 again and the message about the printer not being hooked up correctly

    what's going on if the problem is intermittent?



  • rowleyruth Jul 05, 2010

    btw - my son who installed all this lives 300 miles away so he can't help

  • gggg Jul 05, 2010

    Does the message appear on your computer or on the printer's display? What exactly does it say?

    What do you mean by the "flashing 7"? The number 7 keeps flashing on the printer?

    An intermittent problem like that could be caused by the printer's power pack, but that's very rare. Are the cables that go from the outlet to the printer and from the computer to the printer all pushed in all the way? And are the ink cartridges you're using genuine Canon cartridges?


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