Computer does not communicate with printer after 5 yrs!

I have an HP laptop I bought about 4 yrs ago with an HP office jet 4500 wireless. After working ok for yrs, the computer now cannot communicate with the printer. I have checked connection, checked printers and devices. When I click on HP solutions it says 'printer not connected' when it obviously is. What now? I'm really not in the mood to buy another device. Can I repair the wireless card on the printer if that is the issue?

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You had an inkjet printer that ran for five years? What the secret to your success? I do good too get one to last for two.

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You should check the wireless settings, many times my printer looses it's settings and I have to manually re-enter them.

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You can try reloading the drivers for the printer and try a simple reboot shut both machines down for a few minutes then reboot . Worse comes to worse try connecting them with a cable. The nic may be shook. I do have to agree with mayer, how have you kept a printer running for 5 years. with three kids I go through 2 a year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQGtucrJ...

The video explains printers

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Thats just to funny couldn't agree more best explanation video Ive ever seen

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This guy knows his printers.

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You should check the wireless settings, many times my printer looses it's settings and I have to manually re-enter them.

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A dead PRAM or CMOS battery will also cause the printer to drop off line.

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