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Printer won't communicate

It says the usb is not hooked up

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  • headstorm14 Apr 24, 2009

    Printer will not comunicate with computer. it's only a year old and it just decided not to work anymore. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it and still will not work properly.

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Verify your printer is compatible with your computer.
The printer supports Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and Windows 2000

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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