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Open the start menu and select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > and choose the Services icon. Locate the Print Spooler service and right-click. Then select the option to “Stop” the service.
Check Cables and Printer USB Ports

Check all cable connections (including the power cord) on the printer side. If the printer does have power and you`ve properly connected the communication cable, but the printer is still not recognized, try switching to a different USB port on the PC.

Ghost printers are printers that continue to appear in Windows although they have not been used or installed on your system in a long time, which may have been years.
Click on Device Manager from the context menu. In Device Manager, click on View and select Show hidden devices. Next, expand the Printers section to view your printer.
Ghost prints happen when the drum or fuser unit within your printer become faulty. Because a fault with this element won`t heat the particles of the toner to a high enough temperature, the marks being made on the paper are much lighter in colour and appear more faded than typical documents.
One way is through infected software. This happens more commonly when a printer is connected through a computer or a WiFi network, and installing infected software that way can cause it to get a virus.
To fix the error code 0x0000011b related to networked or shared printers, Microsoft says you should disable the print spooler privacy settings on both the Client PC (from which you work) and Print Server (Workstation to which the printer is attached).
Error 0x0000011b (Windows cannot connect to the printer) is a common issue in Windows that can cause system problems. The error 0x0000011b is usually seen in networks running at homes or small offices.
Causes of the 0x0000011b error code

The security patches Microsoft released to protect Windows 10 and 11 from Windows Print Spooler Spoofing caused vulnerability in remote code. And the involved patches are KB5005565 and KB5005568.

The reset key is a single use key and once used cannot be used again. All EPSON printers have inbuilt counters that count up the number of pages a printer produces, the number of head cleans executed and various other attributes. Once a critical level is reached the printer will enter its service mode.
Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on. On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.

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Printer stops pulling paper from tray 2 after a few sheets
ANSWER : Sticking pickup roller solenoid. Pretty easy fix. You need to remove the right side covers. The back one just slides off, but the top holds the front one. I usually just take the 2 right side screws off and gently lift the top enough to pop off the side panel. Open the metal door on the formatter assy. Then release the tab in the middle. There’s also a tab at the front of the panel. When putting it back on, make sure you engage the rocker switch and the metal rod before pushing it into place. When you get it open, you’ll see the solenoid at the bottom front. There’s 1 screw holding it in place. Remove it and take the top plate and spring off. Be careful not to lose the spring. Then scrape off the gooey crap on top and clean off the plate as well. I put a piece of thin sticky backed felt in place of the remnants of the disintegrating sponge that HP uses. You can find it at the hardware store used for the bottom of chair legs.

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I just bought an officejet 3830 2 weeks ago. Now it won't print at all! Says inkjet jam. It's not! I've done all the fixes as per hp's website now what?
ANSWER : Take it back and exchange it under warranty.

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blue line on printing
ANSWER : Replace the cyan toner cartridge.

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HP 2200 – blinking attention light and tray 2
ANSWER : Nice day. (QUALITY IS OUR CULTURE)

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Canon MP560 PGBK not printing top grid
ANSWER : Hello, I have the same problem a number of people on this forum have raised in my Canon IP4500 – the PGBK ink is not printing at all, despite several deep cleansing cycles, soaking the print head overnight a few times. If you could advise any potential fix, that would be great. My email is [email protected]

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Epson Stylus Photo R230(2 red indicator blinking)
ANSWER : 2 red indicator blinking

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paper will not load right, only on the left side then jams. Worked fine this am, 2 hours later this happens
ANSWER : There is something in the paper path on the right side blocking it. Could be a torn scrap of paper, a dead bug, etc. Use a piece of file folder to push it out.

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LJ 4250N Tray 2 Clearing Paper Path 41.3 Error
ANSWER : i saw sAme problem in my client printer hp lj 4250 . its toner problem . when i am the toner change then printer is 100% ok.

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