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Questions tagged [printer]

A printer is a device used for printing text and/or graphics from the computer.

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Sharing a printer over a LAN without making a guest account

I am trying to share a printer from one Windows XP pc to another. The problem is the pc with the printer has only 1 user, and that user has a password, so the other computer can't seem to see the ...
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Possible?: Centronics to USB adapter to wireless router w/print server

Is it possible to connect an old printer to a wireless router with a USB print server via a Centronics to USB adapter? Will this work?
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Windows 7 64-bit compatible multi-function color laser printer recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for Windows 7 64-bit compatible multi-function color laser printers. The printer needs to scan, copy, fax, print in color. Laser preferred. USB or Network ...
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When installing additional printer 32-bit drivers fails on Windows 7 64-bit I get the error “Selected printer driver not found”, what should I do?

I've successfully installed Windows 7 (x64) and drivers for my Canon MP510, and have no problem printing with this setup. There is another PC in the network running XP SP3, and I want to share the ...
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Is it worth to change toner when the printer has very light print?

I have an old HP Laserjet 2300dn printer which recently started to print very light print. I tried all different settings but there is not much difference. Is it likely that the toner is faulty and ...
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HP OfficeJet won't start

I have a HP OfficeJet 7410 All-in-One. It had been working fine, however, now it is having some issues. When I plug the power cord in the LCD screen brings up a loading screen and seems to be ...
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a 32-bit GDI printer driver on Win 7 x64

Is there any way to get a 32-bit GDI printer driver to run on Windows 7 x64 ... or any 64-bit Windows OS? The printer in question is a Canon LBP 5200. Here is the driver download page. Nope, ...
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Buying a new printer instead of replacing ink? [closed]

With prices of basic printers being around $40 - $50 and a ink cartridge being around $20 - $30 each for black AND color. It costs me more to replace the printer's ink than to just buy a brand new ...
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OS X 10.4.11 hosting USB printer; Vista machines need to print to it

I have a home network in this configuration.... Mac desktop with OSX 10.4.11 with a USB printer Windows Vista Home Basic desktop Windows Vista Home Premium laptop I want to be able to easily print ...
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Connecting to Canon PIXMA iP4000R over the network

I have a Canon PIXMA IP4000R printer, with a normal network connector. I've connected it to the network, and verified with my router that it has an IP address, and responds to pinging while connected ...
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How do you use a printer connected to mac from an xp machine?

I want to be able to use a printer that is connected to a mac osx 10.5 from my xp laptop. I have shared the printer on the mac and I want to have the printer setup on my xp laptop so that it just ...
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Why is my Current Printer unavailable in Office?

Whenever I try to print any document from Microsoft Office 2007 in Windows Vista 64-bit there is a great possibility that the print job will fail with the following error message: Current printer ...
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How can I make my color printer default to black & white printing?

I'm running Windows XP Home with an HP OfficeJet V40 color/black & white printer. It defaults to printing in color, which I rarely need. How can I make it default to black & white so that I ...
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Generic Post Script driver for Windows Vista x64?

I have an old HP parallel port printer that is not supported by Vista. No drivers I've found online work with it. As a last ditch effort, I was hoping to find some generic postscript drivers for ...
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Vista Forgets Default Printer after Reboot

Every time I reboot my Vista machine it forgets the setting that I had for the default printer. I have tried setting more than one type of printer as the default and that doesn't appear to matter. ...
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Printer With Most Operating System Plug-and-Play Compatibility [closed]

A friend is looking for a printer which can be plugged directly into a Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X (Windows 98 would be nice, too, but not holding my breath) machine and ...
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Citzen Label Printer Drivers for Mac [closed]

Are there any third-party or unofficial Citizen label printers printer drivers which work with Apple/Mac OS? Apple® / Mac OS® Drivers: Citizen does not specifically produce drivers for Apple ...
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How to share an unsupported (for Mac) printer via PC?

I am a Mac and I don't support your printer. Hi, I am a PC and I do. Per this question, there aren't any mac drivers for my Dell v305W printer. Is there anyway, I can share this printer to the Mac ...
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Printing to Dell V305W from a Mac

I bought a Dell V305W Printer/Scanner/Copier/etc... and it works surprisingly well. But now I've got a mac and there don't seem to be any Mac drivers for this printer on the Dell site. Do any ...
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Half-page prints on Synology DS207+

I have a HP DeskJet930c printer connected to a Synology NAS DS207+ via USB. When I'm printing I only get half a page printed, then the printing stops and the page is not feed out. I'm using the newest ...
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How can I access Windows Vista printer from Ubuntu over the network?

I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and was able to share a folder on Ubuntu which I can access via Windows Vista, so I know the network connection works fine. But when I try to connect a ...
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Connect Windows 7 to DP-300U (with attached HP 722C Printer)

I'm trying to add a new printer to Windows 7, but it cannot find it. My printer is an HP 722C attached to a DLink DP-300U network adapter. I enter the ip address of the network adapter, but Windows ...
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How to enabled Printer Sharing on Web Server 2008?

I am installing Web Server 2008 for my home network. I have 2 USB printers that I am connecting to this machine and want to share these printers so that my other machines can print to these 2 USB ...