Every time I need to use my printer I get "the printer is not connected check lead and connetion". The printer is always connected properly but if I switch of at the wall socket it usually works when I retry printing, however this time it will not work at all (still getting the above message). The power light is blinking and that is supposed to mean "printer is warming up or receveing data plase wait",but It just stays like that.
Have you checked the device drivers (Shortcut--Press windows Key & Break key Together) go to hardware, device manager,Coms, printer. If it has a yellow mark: delete; otherwise un-install .Re-start you system and it should re-install itself from the software still located on your hard drive
Sorry I'm slow in replying all, I have looked in device manager and the printer is not shown there, no exclaimation marks. But the printer is shown in the conrol panal as "PRINTERS" do I still uninstall then reinstall?
It looks as if the software did not set up properly. Ensure you have power to the printer (operating lights on), un-install from printers on the control panel and re-install. You may have to put the original CD back in the drive.Hope this helps
Try uninstalling drivers as suggested using Control Panel, Uninstall utility, switch printer off, re-boot computer, re-install drivers then switch printer on, it should show "Found new hardware" and locate drivers. If it still can't find the drivers put Cd in drive and go to browse in the dialogue box, point it to the relevant drivers, i.e. Windows98, ME,or XP(you didn't state which operating system). If no luck, come back again.