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My Canon Pixma MP260 is giving me messages 'printer

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My Canon Pixma MP260 is giving me messages 'printer not responding' when I try to print photos. It is working normally for text. I am using the correct cartridges i.e. Canon CL510 and CL511, together with Canon photopaper. Can you advise please.
Avril Wallis
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In which program are you trying to print photos from?
And has it worked before?
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Windows Office Manager

And has it worked before? If so, when did it stop working?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry, yes I have always used this method. Not sure how long it has stopped working, but at a guess about 3 months.

Click start, type in
press enter
open a photo there and try to print it
Do you get the same problem? Please let me know
I can see you are a first time user to the site. What we do here is either a question and answer type of conversation or remote support where I would actually connect to the computer and have a look and fix the issue if possible.
Remote support can save a lot of time if you are not comfortable performing repairs yourself.
I will send an offer through for remote support and should you accept I will connect and see what is going on and fix the issue. Otherwise we can continue to talk like this but I will need to ask a number of other questions and try and walk you through some steps for repair.
Both options are 100% guaranteed by the way. Remote is just quicker and avoids the risk of you making a mistake and doing something wrong.
If you want remote click get extra help. If not simply reply to me.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have tried this and nothing is happening

Can you give a little more detail on what you mean with Nothing?
On which step of my instructions did Nothing happen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Well, I pressed Start and typed in MSpaint then I tried a photo and no response again.

Click the Start button , and then click Control Panel.
In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting.
Under Hardware and Sound, click Use a printer.
Let this complete and then try to print.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have tried all this and it is still not responding. There is a 'copy' printer ndin the Hardware and sound. The system was telling me that the Canon printer was not the default and so it fixed the problem, but I am still getting printer not responding. Because there is a 'copy' which I have tried to get rid of before - Do you think this is the problem?

It will be if its still there.
If you right click the copy and remove it, does it get removed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I went into Devices and Printers and nothing shows up. I tried adding a printer and the system is telling me it has added another copy (2) printer. I still cannot print.

I think I will use your remote support if you can do this for me.

ok, Please respond to the remote support and I can see exactly what is happening Avril
Richard and other Email Specialists are ready to help you
Thank you
Can you please go to
Click on Download in the top right.
Go down to "TeamViewer Quicksupport"
Click on Download and download and run the program.
It will give you an ID and a Password.
Please give me the ID (leave a space between each character eg: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) and the password ***** your next message to me here.
Do not close the program, but leave it open.
I can then connect to your computer.
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry this is taking so long - had someone at the door. I have gone into your list but do not get the options you list. I will try again

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have gone into devices and printers and clicked the printer as default. However, I am still getting no response and I am unable to remove the copy printers. I am going to shut down my computer and try again.

ok, do that then let me know the results please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi again

I went into Devices and printers and removed the 2 'copies', a second copy had appeared. I then closed down computer and tried again, there remained a copy again,so I repeated the the action and deleted all. I switched on again and reinstalled the printer, then to be on the safe side I closed down again. SUCCESS - It is all in working order now.

I am sorry to have taken up so much of your time and thankyou.

Its no problem!
If you ever need anything else, please let me know
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you