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Computer not talking with printer

\015 Whenever I want to print something, in the past I would just click on print..and away it would go. Now there is a red Xover the icon of the printer. It seems to tell me that the printer is not connected. Well I have checked each end of the power cord and connecting cords . Everything is hook up. I have not done anything with my computer Compaq 5500. Any help would be appreciated.John\015

Answers :

What does it connect to the computer with? USB? If so, you can force the computer to re-recognize the printer, by switching to a different USB port.
First reboot the machine-- then if the red X is still there check for a paper jam-- and or empty ink cartridge(s)---

Then go into "Printers" and make sure YOUR printer has a CHECK mark next to it which means it is the default printer.
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