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Nothing will print

The green light is on. At control panel, it reads 'offline'. Why? I change it so it says, 'ready'. Still, no printing is taking place.

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  • writenow Jul 14, 2008

    I have an old hp deskjet 940c which worked fine until I got a new Toshiba laptop. I bought the converting cable and connected them. I loaded the driver for the printer and it tells me it's properly installed. But it wont print even though the green light is on the printer. In the queue it says error printing.

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Hi,
perform the syeps below if you are using XP Operating SystemL
Step 1:
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Determine if the printer is paused or offline :
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1.Open the printers folder, if necessary.
a.Click the Start icon.
b.Click Control Panel.
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NOTE: This step is not required when using Classic view in Windows Vista.
d.Click Printers.

2.Right-click the name of the printer and then click Open.
3.Click Printer.
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5.Press Esc to close the window without making any changes.
Step 2:
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Check for the default printer and USe printer Online in the printers and faxes folder.
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Click Start -->> Control panel -->> Hardware and sound-->> Printers-->>Change default printer. ---> Please Right Click on the printer icon which has tick mark and Select the options Use printer Online and Set as Default and also Select the option Resume printing.

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Solution:


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