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Printer wont print something appears to be wrong with the port, i have windows vista

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Its ink migt had dried up or ink will be empty

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I can't install my Brother MFC6490CW printer onto


All these three methods involve some specific code in the printer drivers both in Print server and clients.

Not all printers will have drivers that will support all 3 ways of using the printer. It appears that not all printer drivers, written for Windows Vista. If you can't get your network printer, please try the following steps to bypass the LPT redirection. 1. Install the Vista printer driver on your Windows Vista computer.
2. During installation, you'll be prompted to connect the printer to your computer. Choose the option to proceed with installation without connecting the printer.
3. After installation completes, open the Printers wizard from the Windows Vista Control Panel.
4. Right click on the entry for the new printer, and choose Properties.
5. Go to the Ports tab.
6. Click Add Port, select Local Port, then click New Port.
7. For the port name, enter the network path and share name of your printer ("\\TheirComputer\TheirPrinter1").
8. Click OK, and verify that the new port is selected.
9. Click OK to close the printer properties.

May 22, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Will only print maybe one page of a 4 page document and sometimes wont print at all


Below are 3 possible solutions.


Unexpected page breaks occur

Cause Solution

Job has timed out.

Set the Print Timeout to a higher value:



Blank pages

Cause Solution

Toner is low.

Remove the toner cartridge from the printer. Shake the cartridge back and forth several times, and then reinstall it.

Install a new toner cartridge.


Toner cartridge is defective or empty.
Replace the toner cartridge.


Jobs do not print

Cause Solution

Printer is not ready to receive data.

Make sure Ready or Power Saver appears on the display before sending a job to print. Press to return the printer to the Ready state.


Specified output (exit) bin is full. Remove the stack of paper from the output (exit) bin, and then press .


Specified tray is empty. Load media in the tray.


Wrong printer software is installed.

Verify you are using the correct printer software with your printer.

If you are using a USB port, make sure you are running Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista and using Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista compatible printer

software.

Cause Solution

Internal print server is not set up properly or is not connected properly.

Verify that you have properly installed the print server and configured the printer for network printing. For more information about installing a network printer, click View User's Guide and Documentation on the Software and

Documentation CD. Copies of the printer software are also available on the Lexmark Web site at www.lexmark.com.


You are using the wrong USB or Ethernet cable, or the cable is not securely connected.

Make sure you are using a recommended cable.
Make sure the connection is secure.

For some reason Lexmark has not posted information for this model. If you need a manual you might try the C534 manual at: http://support.lexmark.com/index?locale=en&page=product&productCode=LEXMARK_C534&segment=SUPPORT&userlocale=EN_CA&frompage=null#2



Dec 10, 2010 | Lexmark C533DN InkJet Printer

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My computer doesn't send picture to be printed to my hp photosmart 8450. I have Windows Vista and it worked before. Now why does it show an error in the printer info and also, this printer is set as...


If there is something wrong with the printer, you should get a error message describing the error.

Does the printer have a blinking orange light after you give the print command? Then there is an error in the printer. If you have documents in the print queue, delete them. Remove the printer cable. Shut the printer down, shut the computer down. Reconnect the cable and turn everything on again.
If there is still a problem there might be something wrong with your printer.

If you don't have a blinking light after the print command on the printer, then try changing the printer cable. If not working, try another USB port. If still not working, reinstall the printer.

Sep 21, 2010 | Dell Office Equipment & Supplies

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Windows says printer offline, but it is not offline. network settings confirmed. windows firewall turned off. scanner works perfectly over network, but printer is "offline"


The printer offline error mostly troubles windows 7/8/10 users, The printers loses connectivity even when it is connected and operating. The status message displays offline on the computer, and the printer does not print. An Offline status indicates that the computer has failed to communicate with the printer. In some network conditions, the printer might get offline unexpectedly.

Before going to the solution for this you must know when and why printer offline error takes place:
The error may appear when Windows 8 diagnoses that the printer is unavailable, but unfortunately, most times it fails to tell whether the printer is really offline or if it has connectivity problems or printing errors. Reasons why your printer appears to be offline, include problems with hardware, such as disconnected cables or malfunctioning equipment, and problems with software, such as corrupted or incompatible driver files.
These might occur when:
1. The connection between the computer and the printer is slow/unresponsive.
2. The printer has encountered an internal error
3. There are multiple unfinished print jobs in the queue.
There are some simple steps you can follow before going to any complicated way:
Your printer offline can be a problem with the driver software. This is a small piece of code that Windows and the printers use to "talk" to each other. If the driver software is outdated, corrupted or incompatible with the version of Windows that you have installed, you may need to update it.
Restart the printer and the computer or unplug its USB cable.
Do check that the printer's power cable is plugged into an electrical outlet. If the printer is connected to a power strip, make sure the strip itself is connected to the electricity supply and is turned on.
In case you are using a network printer both wired or wireless, You restart the router as it may cause due to network failure.
Different manufacturers come with their own diagnostics software which can inform the user about the problems coming up (Ex : HP's Print and Scan Doctor), Use it as it will be really useful.
PRINTER OFFLINE ERROR Solution 1 :
Type in Services in your windows searches and hit the enter key. Click on Services option from the set of search results as shown below.
A new window for Services opens up. Scroll down and find the entry named Print Spooler.
Now right-click on Print Spooler entry and then on Properties option.
Set Startup type as Automatic from the drop-down menu.
As next, hit the Start button and wait till windows start the Print Spooler. Once done, hit Apply button.
Now if you look at the status of the Print Spooler, you can see that it is Started.
Solution 2 :
If the above method doesn't work for you, you can always try our second method. For that, type in Devices to the windows search and choose Devices and Printers from the search results.
Now find the printer that is offline and right click on it. Click on the option See what's printing from the context menu that appears.
A new window opens. Now click on the Printer tab and uncheck the option that says Use Printer Offline.

Aug 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX850 Multifunction Printer

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PRINTER W0NT PRINT FROM COMPUTER.


If your printer is using a USB cable to connect to the computer, please try the instuctions below:

1. Go to the Control Panel > Printers
2. Right-click the printer icon > Properties
3. Ports tab > select USB001 > click on Apply so that the printer name would appear right next to the port.
4. If USB001 is already selected, try to select another USB Virtual Printer Port.
5. Save the configuration
6. Make sure to set the printer to online.
7. Try printing a test page

Apr 08, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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New Vista Computer wont print last line, XP no problem


Using the print or printer setup (I can remember what is actually written) from within word. ensure that the print margins are not to small and cutting off your words, or if the print is appearing close to the edge of the paper when you print, you maybe outside the range of the prints ability to print that close to the edge of the page in whice case you would increase your margins in the print setup (ie from .125 to .375 or .50)

Apr 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows Vista Compability


1) Go to the Ports page of the printer’s properties window.
2) Select the “USB001- Virtual Printer Port for USB”
3) Disable bi-directional support
Then the printer magically printed a test page. Go figure!?

Nov 23, 2008 | Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W Laser Printer

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Window vista


You first need to get a Parallel Printer to USB cable. Once you have that, in Vista, click add a printer, do the windows update, and Epson Stylus Color 1520 should appear. Now you need to make sure that the port being used is the Virtual USB Printing Port, for example USB001....and there you have it...

Jun 25, 2008 | Epson Stylus 1520 InkJet Color Printer

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Printing from XP to a Brother 7820N as a networked printer


We have multiple 7820s in our office. This would be a configuration problem with your windows XP computer. From the XP computer, open a command prompt and type "ping x.x.x.x" where x.x.x.x is the ip address of the 7820n. Make sure you get four successes. I would then uninstall the brother software and drivers and go to "printers and faxes" in the control panel and manually add the printer.

To manually add a network printer, with it's own print server, on Win XP:

1 Click "Add Printer"
2 Select "Local Printer Attached to this computer"
3 Deselect "Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer" then click "Next"
4. Click "Create a new port" and select "Standard TCP/IP" from the drop down. Click "Next". this will open TCP/IP Wizard
5. Type in Printer IP Address next to IP Address (Port name will autopopulate) and click "Next"
6. If wizard finds printer, it will show you "Finish" button. If you get a "Additional Port Information Required" window, something is wrong with your printer or windows xp network configuration.
7. When the TCP Wizard window closes, it will take you back to Add Printer Wizard. Select "Have Disk" and navigate to the \USA\WXP\Addprt directory on your Brother Drivers disc.
8. Select brxpadd.inf and click "Open" then click "OK"
9. Select "Brother MFC 7820 N Printer" from the list and click "Next"
10. Select name of printer, whether you want a default, print test page and DONE!


Jun 12, 2008 | Brother MFC-7820N Printer

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Epson printer and windows vista wont talk to each other


Windows Vista should automatically detect and install devices attached to the computer. Simply connect the printer to your computer and power it on.
If the driver does not automatically install, you can follow the steps below to install a resident driver which is part of Windows Vista. The resident driver installation should only be used if the printer is not detected and installed.
1. Click on START, CONTROL PANEL and PRINTERS.
2. Click the ADD PRINTER button. If you do not see ADD PRINTER, right-click in the PRINTERS window and select ADD PRINTER from the menu.
3. The ADD PRINTER wizard window will appear select Add a Local Printer.
4. Select the port the printer is connected to from the drop down window beside Use an Existing Port, click NEXT.
5. In the next window select EPSON under Manufacturers and your printer model under Printers.
6. In the Type a Printer Name window, Set as Default is automatically selected. If you, have another printer that will be the default simply remove the check and click NEXT to install the driver.
7. Ensure the printer is directly connected to the computer and that the printer is ready to print. Click PRINT TEST PAGE to test the printer.
8. Once the test page has printed, click FINISH to exit the wizard.
*NOTE:
-Depending on your system the computer may ask for your Windows disk, if so insert your Windows CD into your CD-ROM drive and click OK.
-As the driver is part of Windows Vista, there is no Status Monitor available for your printer. Some printers may have an INK LEVELS options included as part of the resident driver. Otherwise, the printer does have its own indicators. The RED error light will flash when the printer is low on ink and go solid when it is out.
-If the ink levels do not appear, click GET INK LEVELS from the MAIN tab of the printer driver. Ensure the printer is directly connected to the computer as the Ink Levels does rely on full bidirectional communication.

Jun 11, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R300 InkJet Printer

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