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Continue to get message "We couldn't reach this printer..."

Customer Question

Continue to get message "We couldn't reach this printer..." I printed with it a few days ago and nothing has changed in the connections or settings since then. Scan feature still works. Online information suggested uninstalling, then reinstalling. Having moved twice since buying the printer, I'm unable to find the install disk. Is there necessary material available online?
BTW, during a brief, unsuccessful attempt to use the wireless, the downloaded Printer Status Report DID print.
JA: What is the machine's exact make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Gimme a sec, so ready to tell the other didn't think to note that.
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: Duhh, re-read your Q. HP Deskjet 3050 J610 seroes, using HP Pavilion w/Windows 10.
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I've had the machine about 5 years, first time any issues with it. Printed simple list few days ago, worked just like always. No power outages that killed machine unintended, nothing else I know of. Just tried to pritn another list, got that and first thought maybe I'd unplugged something, checked it all and OK, later did unplug/replug all, still getting that "can't do it" note.
JA: Is there anything else the Printer Technician should be aware of?
Customer: That's all so far, pending specific Qs.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Cody replied 3 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today.

Expert:  Cody replied 3 months ago.

How is the printer connected?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Cody replied 3 months ago.

unplug the printer
go to start menu > control panel > devices/printers > right click on printer and choose remove
restart computer and then plug printer into different usb port

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Don't want the extra connection and charge, just chat answers. If that's not possible, I'll contact my card company to be sure nothing else is charged after this.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sorry, got call. OK, did that, different USB port used.
Expert:  Cody replied 3 months ago.


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Able to do do the Printer Test Page OK but still get that message and no-can-do on trying to print my own stuff.
Expert:  Cody replied 3 months ago.

I'm out of ideas on how to proceed, I will opt out and you will be notified once another expert picks up this question.

Expert:  Shefin replied 3 months ago.


Thank you for your question. I amCustomerand I look forward to helping you with your issue today.

From which program you trying to print? Micrososft Word?

Thank you.