Windows 10: Printer and computer not communicating

Discus and support Printer and computer not communicating in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; How do I determine whether it is the printer or the computer that is not working properly. I ran the printer - Epson WF-3520 - trouble shooter and it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Bargmi, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Bargmi Win User

    Printer and computer not communicating


    How do I determine whether it is the printer or the computer that is not working properly. I ran the printer - Epson WF-3520 - trouble shooter and it says there is not problem. My HP computer tells me that there is a printer error. I have repeatedly done the Wi-Fi setup on the printer. I am at a loss.

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    Bargmi, Nov 24, 2018
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    Computer not communicating with printer

    Hi Willa,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

    I appreciate if you could answer few questions to narrow down the issue and to provide you better assistance.

    • What exact error message do you receive when you try to print any document?
    • Did you made any system changes prior to this issue?
    • Does this issue persist while printing from specific app or from all programs/app?
    • Is printer connected to PC with wired connection or wireless connection?
    Method 1:

    I suggest you to try running Printer troubleshooter and check if it fixes the issue. To do so kindly follow the below given steps:

    • Type troubleshooting in the search bar.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click on Printer.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    • Check if issue persists.
    Method 2:

    This issue may arise due to printer’s driver incompatibility with Windows 10. I suggest you to install the drivers in compatibility mode and check if it helps.
    To do so kindly follow the below given steps:

    • Right click on printer’s driver that you have downloaded from manufacturer website.
    • Click/tap on Properties.
    • Check the Run this program in Compatibility mode for under
      Compatibility tab
    • Select Windows 8.1/8 from the drop down under
      Compatibility mode section.
    • Click on Apply and Ok.
    • Install the drivers, restart PC and check if issue is resolved.
    Please post back with the results and the information asked, we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Arul_D, Nov 24, 2018
    #2
  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    cannot communicate with printer

    Hi Joe,

    The error message Computer cannot communicate with Printer is commonly caused by a connection issue between both devices. For us to provide an accurate solution, we need to elaborate the issue further. Kindly answer the questions listed below:

    • Have you tried connecting to your printer using a USB cable?
    • If your computer is connected to the internet using WiFi, are you experiencing any issues?
    • Have you tried relocating your computer to a location which is nearer to your printer?

    For initial troubleshooting for all printer issues, we suggest that you visit this

    link
    . From there, you'll see a simple guide on how to resolve any printer issues.

    We'll be waiting for your reply.
     
    Paolo Mag, Nov 24, 2018
    #3
  4. Xylee Del Win User

    Printer and computer not communicating

    Printer not communicating

    Hello,

    This issue may have occurred due to compatibility issues. For us to help you with this, kindly answer the following questions:

    • What is the make and model of your printer driver?
    • What is the current build and version of your Windows 10? To check type in
      winver on the search bar and press Enter.
    • Are you getting an error message whenever you try to print?
    • Have you tried
      installing a driver from Dell
      ?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you check these articles and perform the troubleshooting steps given:


    We'll be waiting for your reply.
     
    Xylee Del, Nov 24, 2018
    #4
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