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My laptop says my printer is working fine but when I try to print to it is gives me the Enable Bidirectional communication error message. I've looked under properties and updated all drivers but it still won't work, what can I do?

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If you are using a usb cable to hookup the printer, then it is installed improperly. Remove the printer via the printers folder, and insert and follow the directions from the cd to install the printer via usb. Usually, you have to leave the printer unhooked until the software prompts you during installation. This is usually a result of selecting "add a printer" in the printer folder instead of inserting the printer cd and following the onscreen instructions.

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