We just moved, the printer and lap top were placed very securely. We are trying to print up a page to apply for a job and the printer first said "there is something wrong with your printer". That was vague. Then we turned off the printer, rebooted computer and tried again, this time no message and no action, the computer is telling me that I already printed this page and it won't do it again, also, after the second attempt the power button was flashing morse code or somthing. "flash, pause, flash, flash, pause". What could it possibly be saying? Help asap because I'm tring to apply for a job that I really need and would really love to have and I just don't have much time.
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Re: Printer won't print
What model of lexmark printer are you having a problem with? How is it connected? Have you change an ink cartridge? Has anything else change when you moved it? Like new computer , different electrical outlet etc.. What type of computer are you using and what operating system are you running? Please wait to rate me untill I get the infromation I need to help you, thanks. I will do my best to help you with your problem.
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The Windows Vista/7 driver may work. Others have managed to get the 9 to work but Dell doesn't have a Win8 driver. First are you installing the printer for the first time to the computer or did you upgrade the OS and are reinstalling the driver? If you have done an upgrade or attempted to install once before, you will need to delete any jobs in the printer queue.(Win+X > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > View Printers and Devices. Select your printer and then see what's printing. Cancel all jobs.) If you can't delete the jobs, press the Windows key and type in Command Prompt. Right click on the appropriate program and at the bottom of the screen, select Run As Administrator. Type in "net stop spooler" followed by enter (without the quotes). Follow that line with "net start spooler" again followed by pressing enter. After you see the responses, restart the computer. Then unplug the printer from the computer. Then uninstall the printer driver. (Win+X > Device Manager. Expand the Printers section. Right-click on the printer and then select uninstall driver.) Manually remove the printer from the Devices and Printers list. (Win+X > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > View Printers and Devices. Select your printer and then click Remove Device.)
The driver itself is available here: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/dell-966 . Make sure that you select the x64 version if you have a 64-bit version of the OS. Most desktops and laptops currently sold have the 64-bit version of Windows 8. An older computer that was upgraded may have the 32-bit version of the OS. Find the install file that you downloaded from the Dell site. Right click on the file and select Properties. Under the Compatibility tab, choose Always Run in Compatibility Mode for Windows 7 (use the drop-down menu to select the OS version). Click Apply and then OK to save the setting. Now double-click on the installer to run it. You will need to acknowledge the UAC to allow the program to run. You will need to repeat this Compatibility step on the Setup file after extracting the files from the downloaded file. Keep track of where the extraction places the files; my computer showed the default location of C:\dell\drivers\R165704 . Tablets with Windows RT probably can't use the driver since it isn't offered through the Windows Store.
some printers can detect that the cartridges are refilled based ona barcode or scanning of the cartridges. Does this Cannon have ink tanks or ink cartridges. If it has intakes then the print head needs to be cleaned wth rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. If they are cartridges then it would be good just to buy the original cartidges. As far as the scanning goes this can be a direct connection to the printer going through maintenance. If it continues to not scan then you may need to uninstall the scanner. see if the scanner shows up in your scanners area. if not then it will need to be re-installed.