Question about Printers & Copiers
This solution is for webbie15. I have the same Canon PIXMA MP780 printer, and I got the same annyoing clicking sound after I moved it today, and whenever I tried to print, Windows said the printer was offline.
It turns out I accidentally plugged the square usb cable into one of the phone jacks (I was too lazy to look, I just felt my way back there). Amazing, but the usb cable FITS in a phone jack, and apparently shorted the printer into thinking it was on-hook, off-hook for a fax.
It's been months since you asked the question. Hopefully this will help others.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
SOLUTION: Check and double check where the cable is going I had the same issues on my MP830. Blinking memory light, and would not print. Moved the USB cable into the USB port and supprisingly this worked ;) Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
You've probably got the usb cable in the telephone/fax socket... ;-)
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
May sound like a silly solution, but check that your USB cable is not *accidentally* plugged into the fax port. :-)
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
This seems like the mechanism that picks up the paper from the tray is not working. If the printer has a manual feed, try using it. If that works, then it definitely is the pickup mechanism and time to buy a new printer.
Posted on May 20, 2008
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According to your problem, first check the printer settings. Go to the Printer and faxes wizard in control panel. Right click on printer, if you fond there Resume printing then click on it. It will make printer working. Then reboot the printer and the system both. If it doesn't help you then there is the problem of printer software. Reinstall printer driver/ software again and reboot the both.
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Printer Spool offline:
Disconnect the USB cable, go to RUN and type in services.msc and then find print spool and right click, then choose restart.
Start-->printers and faxes-->right click on the printer-->properties-->make sure it
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