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Computer cannot detect printer

I recently re-formatted my computer, i installed the printer..then it happens printer cannot be detected...im using the iP 1300 it used to work well. But now nothing. When I try the roller cleaning it functions, but thats all it does. It doesnt print anything at all... I HAVE THE INSTALLER cd it gets stuck at 33%. Tried to download driver to no avail... what should I do..

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Try this:

Go to the Control Panel, then open Printers and Faxes.

If your Canon is listed remove it by right clicking and deleting.

Check Add and Remove software to see if any part of Canon’s software is listed and delete it if it is.

Leaving the printer on and connected, restart your system.

This should force Windows to recognize the printer and install a compatible driver from its library.
If successful, choose some document to print to see if the printer is now responding.

If this is also successful, then try reinstalling Canon’s software to regain access to special features not part of the Win driver.

Reformatting your drive is often not necessary and can cause the kind of problem you are experiencing; Restore works pretty good in most cases unless you picked up a really tenacious virus and couldn’t remove it any other way.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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What is the operating system of your computer?
Try to connect the printer to a different USB port.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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