Unknown Printer

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If the LabelWriter appears as Unspecified or Unknown in Devices and Printers on Windows, it usually means that the computer has not identified that device as a printer yet.
Restart All Your Devices

A restart helps fix any software glitches that could cause your wireless printer and connected devices not to work properly together. The wireless printer, router, computer/other device, wireless access point and modem all rely on your home or office network in order to connect to the internet.

Click Start on your computer, then select Devices and Printers. Right-click on the printer`s icon that did not install correctly, then select Troubleshoot. After you confirm that the printer driver for the device you want to use is not installed, select Apply this fix.
Select Start > Settings . Go to Devices > Printers & scanners > select a printer > Manage. Then select Set as default. If you don`t see the Set as default option, the Let Windows manage my default printer option may be selected.
Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on. On the taskbar, select the Search icon, type Printers in the search bar, and then select Printers & scanners from the search results to open the Printers & scanners system setting.
Your computer may not be properly connected to the printer. Perform the setup procedure described in the Setup sheet. The interface cable may not be plugged in securely. Check both ends of the interface cable between the printer and the computer.
The only permanent solution to the 0x0000011B error is to install the latest Windows Update which fixes the issue. For now, you can try uninstalling the update or disabling the problematic security feature from the Registry. Other workarounds include installing the printer manually.
To fix the error code 0x0000011b related to networked or shared printers, Microsoft says you should disable the print spooler privacy settings on both the Client PC (from which you work) and Print Server (Workstation to which the printer is attached).
Error message “0x0000052e” indicates the following error: “Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.”

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Error Code 51.1 says Printer Error No Kidding.lol
ANSWER : Sometimes turning off and on will allow you to print a few pages. The error is a beam detect error. The only real fix is to replace the laser scanner unit. Could be a loose connector on the scanner or DC controller from the scanner. That’s unlikely. You could try the only other free fix which is to open the scanner assy. and clean all the mirrors inside. The dust could obstruct the laser beam enough to cause the detect error.

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Error Code 52.1M
ANSWER : Magenta laser error. The spinning motor bearings cause the squeal and that slows it down causing the error. You could try opening it and lubricating the motor shift with a drop of synthetic lubricant. Do not use more than a drop.

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Scanner error keeps coming up
ANSWER : I am having the same problem with my Epson Workforce 645

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HP CLJ CP 5225 ERROR 55.0601
ANSWER : my printer cp5225 is giving me error code 55.0601 message which i can’t fix please help

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Error Message 4F on MFC 210C
ANSWER : Basically this kind of error caused by loss of voltage on print head. If this is the case then I suggest to buy a new printer rather than replace print head. Print head might be too costly.

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HP 9040 MFP Error code
ANSWER : bonsoir

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Density Shutter Error
ANSWER : I’ve never worked on one of those printers, but I have never, ever seen 1 valid solution for printer repair on fixya.com I read the replies there when I need a good laugh. Makes me wonder what the “techs” on that forum actually do for a living. It certainly couldn’t be printer repair.

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52.0 SCANNER ERROR
ANSWER : Laser scanner assembly.

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