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I have problem with my scanner. when I want scan whith that show this message: Cannot communicate with the printer. Open the print queue and uncheck Pause Printing in the Printer menu.

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Hi, uninstall your printer and do as describe here--

  • Just connect your printer data cable into the USB port of the Computer
  • On your printer
  • Then Right Click on My Computer select Manage then Go to the Device Manager and Click on Update Hardware Option
  • After updated you see a Icon as yellow Question Marks with The name of your Printer.
  • Just Right Click on it and select Update Driver
  • Do as per the given Direction.

After successfully install your driver you just restart your computer. Your printer now installed with your PC

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