Can't Print!

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tarbox7 Posts 1 Registration date Sunday March 24, 2013 Status Member Last seen March 24, 2013 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Mar 24, 2013 at 01:38 PM
I keep getting the same message that before I can print I need to select a printer which I have already done. I have a Canon MP160 PIXMA ip1800 which is not liste. What can I do?

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Mar 24, 2013 at 01:38 PM
It sounds like the printer is not connected to the PC.
(I assume this printer worked before on this PC)

1. check printer cable
2. check printer power switch and power cord
if either is disconnected then re-connect them.

Pull the data cable, turn off the PC. Then turn on the PC and connect the printer data cable once the PC has booted into Windows.

If it still doesn't work - try the same procedure with the power cord.

Before you discard the printer as broken - try to connect it to a different computer.

Good Luck
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