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Computer isn't communicating with my printer

I reinstalled my bundle on mac computer.  After this, I'm not able to print.  I have a canon pixma mx310 printer.  It shows up and lights up and does everything it's supposed except print.   If I copy something it works.  Just doesn't seem to be communicating to print.

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Computer is not communicating with my printer i unplugged the usb port i and i resart the computer

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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The problem could be because of ONE out of FIVE problems listed below. Try the steps recommended and it should fix the problem.

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Abhishek

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