Communication Not Available on my Printer

Dell V305 v305w ink - photo
November 25, 2010 at 10:22:32
Specs: Windows XP
When I want to print anything from my printer It prompts communication not available

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November 25, 2010 at 11:58:23
Was it working fine previously ?

Are there are leds on it that are indicating something is wrong ?
E.g. could it be it has run out of ink ?

Have you tried powering the printer off then on ?

Is it wirelessly connected, or connected via a USB cable, or via a parallel cable ?

If it's connected via a USB cable, and it WAS working fine previously with the same software installation for it......

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Check that out first.
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Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site recently where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.
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