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Printer won't print says USB is not hooked up

I try to print something and it says the printer will not communicate with the computer

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Correct communication problems between the printer and the computer.

  • Remove the USB cable from your printer and your computer. Reconnect the USB cable to your printer and your computer.
  • Turn off the printer. Unplug the printer power cable from the electrical outlet. Reconnect the printer power cable to the electrical outlet, and turn on the printer.
  • Restart your computer.

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What I want you to do is a copy. Doing a copy will generally not require you to be hooked to the PC.

Scanning and Printing all require communication from the printer to the computer. Failure in communication can either be something on the computer, something wrong with the cable or rarely something wrong with the printer.

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1. Power off your printer and your computer.
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Does the Device status now say “This device is working properly.”?
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