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Cannot print Computer and printer not communicating

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2007

    downloaded up to date driver

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2007

    Brother MFC210C cannot communicate with my new computer to which "all" data and programs were transferred.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2007

    Transferred data and programs to new computer. My Brother NFC210C not communicating with the computer...........

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    worked 2 weeks, then no communication. not recognized by xp. frustrated

  • jbanares Dec 17, 2007

    It says Not Communicating. I've tried everything that the troubleshooting guide says. Nothing. Nada.

  • jbanares Dec 17, 2007

    I have Lexmark X4270 all-in-one. Suddenly I can 't print. Troubleshooter in solutions center says Not communicating. Tried everything the troubleshooter suggested. Nothing . Nada.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    not communicating

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    i have laxmark x74-x75 is not communicat with coputer i try evraything but nothing happpining.

  • tripxfiles Feb 29, 2008

    does not print. has communicating problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    My computer is not talking to printer, have checked connections and software is current..Don't know what to do.. I have checked printer log but not getting a response form printer???

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    dell 725 injet not communicating with PC

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    printer just purchased will not print the on button and ink lights continue to flash

  • bettyboop01 Apr 01, 2008

    I have windows 98 and I have installed printer A960 and It will not read to print. Betty

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  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    Not printing any document or picture sent to it.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    printer cannot print

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    Same thing - PC and ImageClass 1100 Printer not communicating. Is there an Owner's Manual available? Canon does not have one available online.

  • emot Aug 06, 2008

    cleaned print heads

    checked and replaces ink cartridges

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    Yes this is my product and I have no idea what is wrong with my printer. It will not shoot out anything but blank pages. What is up with that.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    job in queue but nothing happening

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Won't Print

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    mine does not work, because the place where i have to insert the usb is missing one of the metal things. any way to fix it?

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    computer not connecting to printer although other computers on the same network can

  • ljplarry Oct 08, 2008

    from windows vista op system,hp a6110n computer, i cannot print photos from windows photo gallery to epson cx 6600 printer

  • titiindrasar Oct 16, 2008

    wont connected.

  • sagefeather Oct 18, 2008

    1. Labelwriter will not communicate with computer. After refilling lablels the printer stalled and would not print. Attempts to restart print jobs failed. Unpluging the printer and rebooting did not help at all. Printer believes it is out of paper even though it has plenty.

  • Arvona Justice Oct 28, 2008

    I have anew computor and it is a HP with vista. My printer is a Dell 729 . Can not get it to work with this computor. It comes up to print. But then a sign says error



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I rebooted my computor and now my printer wont work i dont have the download disc that it came with so when i try to print it says error 20 not activated

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I have a DCP-7040 laser printer. The PC has xp windows. I have had the printer for about 6 months and it has been working fine. Today, I changed the toner cartridge and can not get it to print. There is an error message that I can't print and gives me troubleshooting procedures, but they don't work as advertised. Thank you

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