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Windows 7: Dell CL Printer model 3000CN will not print test page

10 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Dell CL Printer model 3000CN will not print test page

This old printer worked wonderful. I would like to re-install it. When I send a test page to it Printer Settings reports One document in Que, Status Printing, but it doesn't print.

I have connected the printer with a parallel cable and in the printer window it said Ready Standby.

I download driver R166996 and unpacked it to C:/Program Files/Dell/Win32/PCL/English/dixblzi and clicked Open. It said Installation completed successfully.

I went to Devices and Printer, clicked on Add a Printer, selected Add a Local printer use Existing LPT1, Dell Laser Printer 3000cn PCL6; have Disk, and then I browsed to where I unpacked the driver. The installation Completed successfully. :)

Why can't I print a test page? I shut off the printer I ran Problem Solver. It cleared Que. I tried to print a test page again and it sent the Test page to the printer but it still didn't print.

I unplugged the printer, rebooted the system, plugged it in and tried to send a test page again. It still didn't print. How can it be that Windows 7 sees the printer, the printer reports everything is Ready and yet it doesn't print?

I believe the printer is in working order but something is wrong with the communications. Can someone help me.

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10 May 2014   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64

Try to print form an application, like Word. If it doesn't work please post with detailed explanation of what didn't work, for example Printer not listed in available printers, File sent to printer but operation doesn't complete, a specific error message....
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16 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyanna View Post
Try to print form an application, like Word. ...
Why complicate the situation?

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16 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

The printer's cable was not snuggly attached. Problem solved.

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 Dell CL Printer model 3000CN will not print test page

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