Why won't my printer print?

Why won't my printer print? I'm trying to print the pattern for yarn dogs made with hangers.

Sybil from Spencer, MA

December 6, 20060 found this helpful

There are several possible reasons.

I suggest you start by turning the printer off, letting it sit a few seconds and turning it back on. Printers have a cache in them, just like pcs and that cache sometimes gets full or corrupt.

Might as well go ahead and turn off your pc too, let it sit a little bit and turn it back on, just to help clear it's cache as well. You can empty temp files too.

If that doesn't work, you may need to re-install your printer driver from the cd that came with your printer. If you do not have that cd, you can usually find a driver at the manufacturers website. They are usually free.

If you were on a mac, this would be much easier for me, so hopefully the steps above will do the trick. If not, try cleaning the head on the printer. When you open up the printer it should have directions under the ild telling you how to clean the print head, as well as how to change the ink cartrages.

If none of this works, maybe someone else can think of something.

Hope it helps,


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If you still cant get it to print after the re-boots, check all connections to the printer making sure they are still all plugged in. Also, make sure they are not covered in dust as that can make a bad connection as well. If dusty remove the connection and clean out with compressed air then hook back up.

If reinstalling the printer has to be an option.. You may do so by doing the following:

From the START MENU.

Control Panel

Printers and Faxes

Click on the printer to highlight it.

Right click on the printer that is highlighted

Select Delete

Confirm with YES

There should be no printers present.

Under Printer and Faxes Select

ADD PRINTER (if running xp the driver will already

be loaded on your hard drive)

Follow the WIZARD that pops up.

You have more than likely a local printer not a network one.

The rest of the help should be self-explaintory on the wizard.

Good Luck and if you need more help ask away. I am sure one of us can help you!


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