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Printer issues - February 10th 2010, 10:56 PM

So I had a document that I tried to print. At first, something popped up and told me that the printer was out of paper. It wasn't. So I readjusted the paper to make sure it was in there right. I clicked print again. Nothing happened. Nothing popped up or anything. I looked down at the printer and noticed that there were some lights blinking on it. I then restarted my computer, turned the printer off, and then back on and tried to print again. Now nothing at all is happening. Nothing popping up... No lights on the printer. Nothing.

What is going on and why do I have such horrible luck with printers?

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Re: Printer issues - February 11th 2010, 09:09 PM

Sorry I can't really be of much help.... but I do agree that printers have a mind of their own. I've always had the worst luck with them too.

Our current printer hadn't worked for a long time ever since we moved the computer downstairs (hooked up to the same computer, just different room and didn't want to work). We tried everything, then one day we turned it off and back on, and its worked fine ever since.

So just keep messing with it here and there I'd say. It might decide to just start working again

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Re: Printer issues - February 14th 2010, 02:14 AM

You may be out of ink. There is only one way to tell, and that is to buy new cartridges (the software that tells you ink levels is hells inaccurate). If it's still failing to print, unplug the printer and throw it out the window :P ... nah, just turn the printer off at the wall for about 5 minutes and then try again

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Re: Printer issues - February 14th 2010, 07:46 PM

What model of printer is it?
There is usually software you can use to check it's status, etc. You should be able to print a test page, if it pulls the paper through but doesn't print it might be low-ink levels.

As there are no lights going on, it could be a problem with your power cable. Keep trying to turn the power on, with the printer disconnected from the PC, if nothing still works after new ink cartidges then it's likely the power cable.

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