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Click image to enlarge Check the cable connections between your printer and your computer

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Check your printer cable connections
  • Make sure your printer cable is securely connected between the PC and printer. The cable should be less than 10 feet (3 m) long, as the signal depletes after 10 feet.
  • Check for any bent pins on the printer cable. If you find any, straighten them with needle-nose pliers.
  • If you aren't sure about your cable, try swapping it with one from another printer. If the printer suddenly starts working, you know that your original cable is defective.
  • Refer to the image number 1, in the left hand collumn if you are unsure what the cable connections should look like.
Update and reload your drivers
  • Check the Web site for your printer's manufacturer and download the latest version of the driver software for your printer.
  • Open the Printers folder through the Start, Settings menus.
  • Right-click on the icon for your printer.
  • Choose Delete.
  • Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder, refer to image number 2.
  • Follow the Add Printer wizard directions to reinstall the driver software.
Verify printer properties
  • Open the Printers folder through the Start, Settings menus.
  • Right-click on the icon for your printer, then select Properties, refer to image number 3.
  • Verify that all of your printer's properties are configured as recommended by your printer's manufacturer. You can look up these guidelines in the documentation that came with your printer or, if you've misplaced it, on the manufacturer's Web site. The printer properties window should resemble image number 4.

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