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My Name isXXXXX and i will be assisting you with your issue
Can you please let me know, the make and model of your printer as well as your operating system
HP Officejet Pro 8600
ok and on what system are you connecting this printer? (windows,mac ? and which version)
Dell desktop computer windows7
ok now first of all we need to check the connection to the printer and to make sure that the printer is turned on.
please do the following
remove the printer completely from the electric source
the make sure the connection between your desktop and the printer is plugged in correctly
then connect the printer to the electric source and turn it on
printer is connected through wireless source
ok. please go to Devices and printers
I am there
can you see the printer listed
ok please right click on the printer and choose troubleshoot
let me know if detects any issues
sharing the printer no other printer to share
this is the error suggested by the troubleshooter?
ok this doesn't affect the printing.
ok please right click the printer icon again
and choose printer properties this time
It will popup a window with print test page button at the bottom
let me know if anything is sent to the printer
at properties no print task there
its called printer properties
its the fourth choice in the right click menu, under printer preferences
on the first tab named General, you should be able to see a print test page button at the bottom of this window
where you able to find it?
no task option there
ok, lets first make sure that your printer is connected to the wireless network
There should be a blue light near the wireless button on your printer
is it lit on?
a test page came up
this means that your desktop is connected to your printer with no problems
You used the print test page button?
now can you go to microsoft word for example
type anything and attempt to print from it
ok let me know if the print job prints successfully
once you print from word, you should see an icon in the task bar for the printer, if you double click it, you should be able to see the print jobs queue
i did pages are printing now . Don't know what was changed
Did you unplug the printer and plug it again, when i told you at first?
Yes I did
Sometimes the router is not able to give the printer an ip, this may happen
so the printer is not visible for the desktop through the wireless network
if this happens again anytime (Probably won't happen) , turn off the printer
then unplug the wireless router.
Plug in the router again , then turn on the printer
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