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trouble with printer. respond quickly!

By MrBigKT ·
Every time I try to print I recieve the response "trouble communicating with the printer."
Please tell me how to solve this problem.

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trouble with printer. respond quickly!

by pctech In reply to trouble with printer. r ...


1. Check the printer cable and make sure it is the proper type for the printer.
2. Check the printer settings and ensure that it is on the right port.
3. Should this be a USB printer, disconnect it and uninstall the printer drivers and software. Reboot the computer, printer disconnected, and install the drivers again. Wait until the software asks you to connect the printer. Have the printer on it's own USB port on not on a USB hub.
4. Download and install the latest printer drivers forthis printer.
5. Check your Device Manager and ensure there are not conflicts.
6. Should this be a parellel printer port, make sure you have a bi directional port and printer cable.

You do not give much information. When did this start? How long was the printer working before this problem appeared? What is your OS? What is your printer? Have you recently installed software or hardware? These could help resolve your issue, but you can start with the above suggestions for now.

I hope thishelps

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