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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.

Check1 Make sure that the printer is turned on. Check2 Make sure that the Wi-Fi lamp is lit on the front side of the printer. If the Wi-Fi lamp is off, Wireless LAN is inactive. To activate Wireless LAN, press and hold the RESUME/CANCEL button, then release the button when the POWER lamp flashes white 10 times.
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.
Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
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.
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.
You can also see printers` names in your Windows system. Check them by opening Control panel > View devices and printers > Printers (Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers).
In the search box on the taskbar, type control panel and then select Control Panel. Under Hardware and Sound, select View devices and printers. Select and hold (or right-click) the printer you want to share, select Printer properties, and then choose the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, select Share this printer.
Download the Canon print app from Google Play Store for Android or the App Store for iOS. Install it and ensure the printer is plugged into the mains and switched on. Check the Wi-Fi signal (a blue light) on the printer, ensuring it flashes quickly with the Online lit. Launch the Canon print app.
The problem of the printer icon not displaying in devices & Printers is frequently resolved by downloading and installing the most recent printer driver. If your printer drivers are out of sync, they may not function until you download and install the latest update.

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Difference Between Laser Printer and InkJet Printer
ANSWER : Laser uses toner which is a powder that gets melted onto the page. Inkjet uses ink that gets squirted onto the page.

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PRINTER MX 320 CANON ALL IN ONE PRINTER
ANSWER : Probably a worn feed roller. You can try cleaning it with a damp rag as it might just be covered with paper dust.

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newly installed printer…can scan but cant be set as a default printer???
ANSWER : ITS AN EPSON L210…

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printer not working
ANSWER : Not knowing which printer model (out of over1200) it’s hard to say how to clean the print head. Without the make and model number there is no way we can offer any sound advice.

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epson printer problems
ANSWER : My Printer Has A Internal Erro

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HP Laserjet printer page counter backward move
ANSWER : On all HP laserjet printers if you power them off the page count will decrease back to the nearest 10. For example, if the page reading is 123,799 and you power it off, the page count will go back to 123,790.

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All panel lights blinking, printer doesnt respond
ANSWER : This is very easy process, you must change a new one

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printer error fix
ANSWER : Epson 2540

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