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Printer Help! Error Message.

By charlesiehager ·
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My dorm room printer has quit printing! I went home for Thanksgiving break and used another printer. Ever since then, I have not been able to print off of the one I have. I have tried restarting and unplugging. My computer says that the printer is ready and the printer seems to be functioning properly. When I send the items to the printer, it just reads ERROR. I have installed the driver that is needed for the printer, but I am still getting no help! I have a paper due tomorrow, and I really don't want to deal with library printing fees.


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When you select "Print" from whatever application you are using,

make sure it is choosing the correct printer and not the alternate one used during your break.

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So which printer is the default?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Printer Help! Error Messa ...

You are saying you have a t least 2 installed so is the dorm room printer the default?

You need to set that printer to default for the system to print to it. Depending what OS you are using the ways to set the default printer vary but assuming that some form of Windows is involved here open the printer window from either the start menu or control panel and right click on the dorm room printer and left click on Set As Default from the drop down menu. If you are using either BSD or Linux you'll have to do whatever that OS requires and remember Apple's OSX is BSD.


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