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Printer is not working

The printer screen has a normal display and the computer keeps saying that the printer is busy and therefore will not print anything but it is not busy with any jobs. I have cancelled all prior jobs a number of times already and yet it still tells me that the printer is busy.

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The surest way to fix this problem is to disconnect the printer, remove the printer from the printers list in windows (assuming you're using windows and a USB connection) and unistall the printer driver. Reboot the PC. Re-install the printer driver and when during the install the driver installer asks for your printer to be present that's when you connect and turn ON the printer for the driver installation to complete. You may or may not have to reboot the PC again depends on the final prompts. Your printer should now work.

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A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer (if USB connected)> reboot your pc > unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer (if USB connected). Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection or when the WiFi light on the printer turns solid green (if WiFi connected.).


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  4. Reboot computer.
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  6. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to the computer.
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Turn the printer off.
Disconnect the AC power.
Reconnect the AC power.
Turn the printer on.
Start the HP Support Tool software on your computer, and check the ink-levels on the printer -- no ink means no printing.

Do the lights blink in a specific, repeating, pattern?

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How is this printer connected to your computer? Is it connected by a parallel/centronics cable, or USB, or perhaps not connected physically at all, but via network (it's a network-capable printer)?

Also, you don't specify the operating system.

I would guess, that it was installed on the LPT (parallel) port, instead of a network port, and because in reality nothing is connected to the parallel port it is producing an error (explaining why it's called busy would be long and boring).

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You need to clean NVRAM on Lexmark X7550 printer. Please follow the steps given below:
1. Power "Off" the All-In-One.
2. Press and hold the number button and turn the All-In-One back on. Press and hold the "Color Start" button and the "Check" button at the same time and turn the printer ON.
3. Release both the buttons once the printer is ON.

3. Press "Down" arrow button to go to the "Maintenance" menu entry. Press "Check" button.

4. Press "Down" arrow button until you reach "Manufacturers Test." Press "Check" button.

5. Press "Down" arrow button until you reach "Clear NVRAM." Press the "Check" button. The printer will restart by itself.

6. You will be prompted to go through setup again and to print an alignment page.

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Turn the printer ON.
2. Press the down arrow button till the screen displays “Maintenance.“
3. Press the "Check" button.
4. Press the "Down arrow" button till the screen displays “Print Test Page.”
5. Press the "Check" button.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, please try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

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If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

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It worked for me.

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