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Viet - Mac Tech, Mac Support Specialist
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I had a paper jam and now I can't stop the printer printing

Customer Question

I had a paper jam and now I can't stop the printer printing more copies unless I turn it off at source. Please can you tell me how to stop an existing print run.
JA: How are you connecting to your printer: wirelessly or by USB?
Customer: USB to my main computer. Mac OS 10.13.6 High Sierra
JA: When did you last update the printer driver software?
Customer: months ago
JA: Anything else you want the Printer Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that is all
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 2 years ago.

I'm sorry about your printer issue. I'm glad to assist you today. Please try the following steps:

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB printer cable from the computer for now.
  3. Click on the small Apple logo icon at the upper left corner of your Mac computer's screen, then click on System Preferences.
  4. Click on Printers & Scanners.
  5. There, click on your printer, then click on the - (minus) button at bottom left, and confirm Yes to delete it for now. Make sure there is not any printer showing there for now.
  6. Turn on the printer.
  7. Wait a few minutes. The printer should not be printing now.
  8. Re-connect the USB printer cable from printer to computer.
  9. Click on the + (plus) button at bottom left, and see if it detects your printer.
  10. If yes, click on your printer, then then click on Add.
  11. Then see if the issue is resolved now.

Please let me know if there is still issue. Please reply at the box below, then click on the Send button below. Thank you for your patience.