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Started to install a printer, and bricked my laptop!

Help! My family member ask me to help install a printer (a Lexmark x5470) on her laptop. I installed the drivers and then, when I restarted the computer the MOUSE AND KEYBOARD DONT WORK. I can't login! I can't do anything! It even happens in safe mode, I am running windows 7 family premium, 64 bit on an hp laptop. Help me not ruin Christmas,
posted by cacofonie on Dec 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Why won't my Windows 8 laptop 'talk' to my Canon Pixma printer?!?

I have a new Samsung Ultrabook running Windows 8, and a Canon Pixma iP4600 inkjet printer. The interwebz tell me that I should just be able to connect the two, and print away. I can't. Now what?? [more inside]
posted by Salamander on Aug 28, 2013 - 8 answers

My Brother wireless printer doesn't work after resetting my laptop.

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.6.8 and a Brother HL-2270DW printer. This morning I had to reset my entire system using Time Machine; everything else is up and running, but the printer doesn't work. I've tried reinstalling it with the printer setup disc, but the laptop won't detect our wireless connection when I get to that step (it suggests disabling my personal firewall, but I don't have one set up.), and the laptop won't let me add any printers in System Preferences. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated, because I've spent all afternoon trying to figure this out.
posted by The Card Cheat on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Am I at the mercy of big ink?

Canon Pixma printer purchased in US, specified ink cartridges not available in Asia where I live, BUT there is a different model number that looks exactly the same. Can I use it? [more inside]
posted by dust of the stars on Mar 16, 2013 - 2 answers

How can I get my printer to work wirelessly with Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion?

I've downloaded the correct driver (version 8.61) off epson.com to get my new Epson NX430 printer to work with Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion on my 2011 Macbook Pro, but the printer still only works when the USB cable is connected. It won't work using WiFi, even though my Internet connection seems to be fine. [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

I vacuumed a part of my printer.

I may have accidentally vacuumed up part of my printer... I was cleaning up around my computer with the vacuum cleaner and I started to vacuum around the printer. My cat likes to sit on top of it so lots of hair tends to get inside. Anyways I stuck the nozzle inside and it sucked up the foam pad that the printer head gets cleaned on. So here's the two part question: 1. Is it possible to get a replacement foam pad? If not, is it worth cutting up the vacuum bag and retrieving it? 2. How can keep my cat from hanging out on my printer? My printer is a Canon Pixma 9000 pro mk II.
posted by fzx101 on Sep 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me unstall an hp printer.

I've got Windows 7 and a new hp printer, which isn't installing despite the update from hp. Now I just want to uninstall it, but it won't uninstall. I've uninstalled stuff before, I know it's not hard, so what am I doing wrong here?
posted by puddinghead on Aug 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Why so last century?

Why are "i386" drivers supplied, and not 64-bit, for things like printer drivers? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Looking for a cheap multifunction laser printer for Mac

Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 14, 2011 - 9 answers

HP Deskjet 5740 failing in an odd way

Strange printer problem with HP Deskjet 5740 [more inside]
posted by nanojath on May 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Print to remote fax?

I'm wondering if this is even possible... my client wants to be able add the ability to select from the list of available printers; a remote fax machine. The original file will be quickbooks invoices. All my searches turn up what seem to be really old 'almost' solutions.
posted by bravowhiskey on Mar 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Printer Stall

System stall if I send a print job and the printer is off. [more inside]
posted by KRS on Mar 8, 2011 - 6 answers

What printer should I buy?

Help me find a printer that fits my needs. I don't really know a thing about printers. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me defeat Bill Gates's attempt to assimilate me into his paperless dystopia!

I just installed Office 2010, and now any time I want to print something, my computer defaults to sending the document to OneNote instead of to my USB-connected printer. Help! [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Dec 11, 2010 - 3 answers

My printer will only print infinite blank pages

I have a 4 year old Samsung ML-2510 printer that will no longer print. It takes in a sheet of paper about halfway, then stops for ~20 seconds then spits the page out a blank page. It will keep doing this until it runs out of paper. The red error light is slowly flashing. The problem appeared a couple of years ago, but I've always been able to get it to go away before. It worked fine the first time I used it this semester but stopped working the second time I used it. Since then I've only been able to get it to spit out one non-blank page, and that was involved in a paperjam. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get it working? I've tried Google and the Samsung site, but I get the same 4 questions answered over and over again. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Sep 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Why does my USB port now only work with one device?

My USB port works with my printer, but has stopped working for all other devices. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Onion Skin Paper

Onion Skin Stationery [more inside]
posted by blast on Feb 13, 2010 - 8 answers

I can has printing?

Out of toner and out of cash. What's the cheapest way to get my laser printer (Lexmark E232) printing again? This is in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Nov 26, 2009 - 4 answers

I want a fancy printer. How archival should my prints be?

I'm looking into getting a nice printer for printing fine-art quality prints. Help me decide between a couple (Epson v. Canon), and let me know your opinion re: 'archival' quality... [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Oct 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Need a quiet, portable printer

Need portable, very quiet, printer. [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Feb 23, 2009 - 5 answers

printer problem

LJ 1300 protection fault. [more inside]
posted by KRS on Feb 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer bought in USA? How to use in U.K?

Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

How should someone in London dispose of a printer?

Trying to get rid of a printer, some battery packs and an old PDA, without simply throwing them in the black bag. How does one recycle electronics ethically in London? [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland on Jan 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Change printer port name in Windows XP

Making DOS program get along with new Windows XP machine and ancient printer: How to change the name of the printer port from USB001 to LPT1? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Dec 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Printer sharing over a WiFi network?

Can my wife and I share a printer over a WiFi network? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Dec 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Can an Apple-geared print server be set up and used in a Windows-only world?

Can I configure and use an HP wp100 AirPort print server in an all PC environment? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by potch on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Buying ink and toner - best place?

What is your favorite place to buy toner and ink cartridges either online or in person? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Aug 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Where do I find occasional computer help?

What is a good website for computer (and related hardware) help? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next on Aug 2, 2007 - 15 answers

I need a replacement 12.1" touchscreen in Phoenix, AZ, by tomorrow

I need a replacement 12.1" touchscreen in Phoenix, AZ, by tomorrow, or for some serious tech people to help me trick a MacDermid Colorspan 9840UV into accepting non-touchscreen input as touchscreen input. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Apr 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Printer so sloooow!

Why is my printer spooling so slowly? Recently ( I dont know how recently) I've noticed that instead of printing page after page, there is a pause of a few seconds between each page of the pdf's i'm printing off. it takes forever, and i'd like to fix it. help! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Oct 22, 2006 - 9 answers

What serial cable do I need?

I know nothing about serial cables, and I'm having trouble figuring out what I need, or what's going on with my receipt printers. [more inside]
posted by valleys on Jun 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Problems with a printer.

I just got a new ink cartridge for my HP deskjet and it won't quit printing symbols. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Feb 1, 2006 - 4 answers

We need a a full-time IT guy...

So we just got a new printer at work. It has a standard USB printer cable. But I somehow need to connect it to our linksys print server which has the old-school 25 pin female printer cable receptacle -- you know, looks like this. Can this be done? And how? Thanks as always...
posted by Heminator on Dec 29, 2005 - 6 answers

"Handwriting" Printer?

Computer Peripheral Filter: I am looking for a device (other than a plotter) which I can hook up to a computer which can then generate text that looks hand written. I know you can get handwriting TT fonts , but the documents produced do not really look hand written. Getting a plotter is a last resort. I'm pretty sure I have heard of a device that will do what I need, but I can't seem to google it. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
posted by wisdom-seeker on Dec 16, 2005 - 9 answers

how do i fix my printer problem?

When I click add new printer, nothing happens, how do i fix this? [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jun 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Networked Printers - Problem with JetDirect

NetworkedPrinterFilter. Today while changing some old HP networked printers from static to dynamic IP addresses, I made the mistake up upgrading the firmware. Now they don't work. Anyone know how to roll back the firmware on a JetDirect card? more inside. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Oct 11, 2004 - 4 answers

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