Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:15 PM
I am running XP and have a Ricoh 1515MF printer. Two weeks ago the pc stopped communicating with the printer. The only thing going on at the time… I was using a laptop (no printing) that I connected to my wireless, didn’t use it the next day but printed from my pc… worked fine. I used the laptop the following day (no printing) and after that the printer wouldn’t work. I did restore to the day before I used the laptop and it worked for a XP test page. Thought it was fixed and tried to print the following day… no prints. I’m not sure if it is an issue with the wireless network… just giving the history. The network connection used to have my wireless network icon visible, but it is no longer visible yet works for other pcs in the house and I’m still able to get onto the internet.
I have tried completely uninstalling the printer, completely uninstalling the driver, reinstalling both, the cord works fine on my scanner, printer test page prints fine, IP address is in the printer, ran Rkill, Spybot and Malware in safe mode and regular mode… no issues found. Plug and play is not detecting the printer, turned off everything, unplugged everything, no change. I tried system restore to an earlier date and that didn’t work either. Can't print from other pc in the house. Checked the port it is connected to (usb001) and it appears ok.
I’m completely at a loss. I can usually find solutions to pc issues online from searching forums, but I just can’t figure this out. Any help is appreciated!