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Printer suddenly not detected

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#1 Krahn


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

I have a Canon MG5220 printer/scanner. I set it up over 6 months ago over WiFi and it has worked flawlessly since then. I use it about once a week consistently. Suddenly yesterday morning, when I got up to print something, my PC told me that the printer was not detected on the WiFi message. The exact message:

The printer is offline.
Check that the printer cable is connected and the printer power is on.

The printer is clearly on and functioning (as verified by its self-test). My suspcision is that a Windows Update messed with the settings, because I did a system restore before the update and the printer worked fine, but today the same problem has come back and now the restore doesn't help. I did some research on the issue but couldn't find any direct solutions. Any help would be great!

I am running Windows 7 64-bit.

Edited by Krahn, 23 October 2011 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:10 PM

You might try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.
That would be my first approach.
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#3 Krahn

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:27 AM

Thank you for the reply.

I ended up solving the problem by cycling the power on my router. I tried everything else (including reinstalling the drivers), but for whatever reason this got it done. I hope the problem does not reappear in the future. Thanks for the help! :)

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