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Printer idle Hi: I want to print something but the printer dialogue box says the printer is idle, even though the power is on, the printer is ready to go, the printer is recognized in the dialogue box, the cable connecting the printer and the computer is properly installed and the printer is ready. Help! I couldn't find this problem being addressed on this website or in the Pixma MP780 user manual that came with the printer. Thanks.

Posted by Msterry58 on

  • Msterry58 Aug 06, 2008

    Hello:



    Thank you so much for responding to my inquiry. I don't know what happened, but it is printing now. Thanks.



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    That could be normal use. The printer could have a sleep mode on it as well.



    Are you able to print to it?



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Go to this link. Wait a few seconds for all the files to load. Select your OS in the box, then wait a few more seconds, and you will see the drivers displayed.

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SOURCE: Printer idle

hI,

You can try to make the printer ready by right clicking on the printer icon and selecting the option ready.


Here is the patch whcih you can try to fix the issue.


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-56143-2&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1141647



Regards,


Sagarjd

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: IDLE

check the print quee if is there delet the print quee then try .......if its not working means
uninstall the printer driver and reinstall again

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: my canon pixma MP145 showed E5 and wont print anymore

I have been using black and color ink refills for sometime now, but am unable to use my printer since last week. It shows E5 and on the dialogue box is stated that it cannot recognize the COLOR.

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