-CHeck the printer first:
Push the form feed buton and make sure it spits out a page. That will check the roller system. Then check the users manual (you can find a copy on line if you lost it) and see what the button combination is to print a test page. That checks the heads ink system etc. If the printer is good continue.
- Make sure the cable is installed correctly at both ends and not crushed or cut.
-Open start- control panel - system-hardware-device manager and look for any yellow exclamation marks. If there is one see if it is related tot he printer (USB port, parallel port or whatever applies. Check abck here with detilas for more help. If no exclamation marks continue.
- Open start- printers & faxes. If the printer name shows up right click it and select properties. There should be a little black circle with a checkmark in it to show it is the default printer (the one the computer will try to print to. If no circle and check mark then right click the printer and select "set as default".
If the printer name does not show up you need to find the CD that came with it and reinstall the drivers. Or it may just be dead.
PS Most of the above will be in the manual under what to do if the printer doesn't work. Actually reading manuals is allowed though I rarely do it myself.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS