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I connected my usb cable and the printer is not working

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  • edge2 May 25, 2008

    Kodak Easyshare 5000 Series Aio printer

    installed with disk

    cartridge

    Setup instruction fllowed

    printer turn kon

  • AlmostBob
    AlmostBob May 11, 2010

    More info required.....

    Printer make n model

    OS

    Driver installed (y/n) from disk or website

    ink/toner/foil/ribbon cartridge(s) installed, and plastic tabs pulled

    paper filled

    Printer self test completed, some will not print until heads are aligned

    Setup instructions followed

    printer turned on



    or just plug in and cross fingers, only works half the time.

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Goto the control panel - add/remove programs and remove all Ur printer programs. Goto the control panel - printers and uninstall Ur printer. Leave printer connected. Reboot. when system detects the printer, load only the driver for it from the cd. Try printing, if it works then U can load the printer programs from it's cd. Make sure that the printer programs are compatible to Ur os.

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