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How to fix a stuck printer in less than 30 seconds

How to fix a stuck printer in less than 30 seconds

I know this has happened to you before: You're trying to print an important document, but it just won't print. You know your printer is working, but it acts like it's not even attached to your computer.

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Your first reaction might be to fiddle with the printer controls, but don't do that quite yet. It could just be that you have a traffic jam in your print queue.

Sometimes print jobs get stuck without you noticing. Once a print job gets stuck, nothing else can print.

To see your print queue, double-click the printer icon in your taskbar notification tray, or go to Control Panel>>Printers and double-click on the printer icon. You can select the first print job and go to Document>>Cancel.

The worst part is that stuck jobs sometimes won't delete. They just sit there stopping your printer from doing its job.

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