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Printer cannot communicate with computer, I tried your suggestion of downloading the latest driver but this did not fix it. this is what I tried before I tried your fix. First I replaced the usb cord thinking maybe that was it, then I removed the driver and reinstalled twice, still will not communicate. Don't know what else to do. Please help. Thanks

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Are you removing the printers from the Device manager & then rebooting or how do you do it? What happened to stop it? or did it never work?

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If you can't connect to your wireless printer, you may have the wrong driver installed. Printer drivers are updated when new versions of operating systems are released, or when security updates are necessary. If you're trying to connect a new wireless printer, check the manufacturer's website to find out if a new driver has been released for your model number and operating system.

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