“Printer Busy” - on iPad . It’s not though

Moogles44
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edited 15 January at 6:19PM in Techie Stuff
I have had a HP200 printer for ages and it started saying “printer busy” and wouldn’t print for ages and then later on you might be able to get it printing again. I tried unplugging everything for 10 minutes and starting over, but it didn’t fix the problem .

I got so sick of it that I purchased a brand new different canon printer and on the first day of using it it is saying the exact same thing after printing 3 things. It’s plugged in into a different socket in a different room. Sometimes when I print, I can sometimes see the printer queue and there only seems to be one in the queue and then it’s gone once it’s printed.

I have no idea how to solve this and I need printer for my work. Any ideas how to fix this?
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  • Brie
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    Might be something that can be sorted by uninstalling the printer(s) and installing again.  I've needed to do that occasionally.  
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    Brie said:
    Might be something that can be sorted by uninstalling the printer(s) and installing again.  I've needed to do that occasionally.  
    The op is talking about iPad…..
    @Moogles44 have you set the printer with a static ip address and is the printer an the same network as the ipad?
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  • Moogles44
    Moogles44 Posts: 237
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    Brie said:
    Might be something that can be sorted by uninstalling the printer(s) and installing again.  I've needed to do that occasionally.  
    The op is talking about iPad…..
    @Moogles44 have you set the printer with a static ip address and is the printer an the same network as the ipad?
    Yes it’s on same network as my iPad . I’m not sure what that means static ip address? It’s my house router .. I’m not very techie sorry 
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