Unknown Printer

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Check Cables and Printer USB Ports

Check all cable connections (including the power cord) on the printer side. If the printer does have power and you`ve properly connected the communication cable, but the printer is still not recognized, try switching to a different USB port on the PC.

This can be caused by a faulty USB cable, bad interface card on the printer, improper interface type selected in the printer settings or having the wrong driver installed on the computer. The easiest issue to check is the drivers.
If you`re using Windows 10, click or tap the “+ Add a printer or scanner” button. No matter if you`re using Windows 11 or Windows 10, the operating system begins “searching for printers and scanners,” and if it manages to find your local printer or scanner, it will try to install its drivers automatically.
As is true for parallel printers, USB printers require a printer driver to render print jobs, and might also require a language monitor to manage high-level communication with the printer. During the installation of a USB printer, the system-supplied INF file, Usbprint.
The printer supports USB drive devices with FAT16/FAT32 and sector size of 512 bytes.
The Cable Matters USB-C to USB-B cable is specifically designed to connect existing printers and scanners to newly released computers with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3. It supports legacy USB 2.0 devices with a standard Type-B USB port to a host computer with the small form factor Type-C.
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > Add a printer or scanner.
If it cannot be recognized by Windows, it means that your USB is physically damaged and needs to be replaced. In addition, if the computer is attacked by viruses or malware, the USB may not be recognized. You need to scan Windows with antivirus software and insert the USB again to see if the problem is solved.
Make sure your printer and your Chromebook are on the same wifi network. Next, visit the settings for your Chromebook and search for “printer.” This will bring you to the printer configuration page. With a little luck (and Google magic), your printer should be listed on this page and prompt you to set it up.
Restart. Sometimes, a simple reboot fix unrecognized USB device. Plug your USB device out, wait for a few minutes, then restart your computer. Plug your USB device back in again.

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Epson Stylus sx130 Printer does not power on…
ANSWER : I have had the same problem with Epson px660. I have replaced the main board twice with the same problem recurring after printing many copies of documents..there are some transistors at the back of the main board which when removed the printer will power on but will not recognize the cartridge..so I’m still wondering of the power supply is short circuiting the main board…a

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Wont power on
ANSWER : If it is plugged into a power strip or surge protector unplug it and plug directly into wall outlet; check to make sure the power cord is fully seated where it connects to printer.

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HP psc 2110 all-in-one won't turn on after power o
ANSWER : left the printer on now i cant get the printer to go on

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Printer does not print after power off
ANSWER : Hello .. I have a problem with my HP1102w printer.. It had worked fine for a while.. But now it will not print after it shuts down.. I have reset it to factory setting,, and removed the drivers/software from my computer and reinstalled several times using the wireless install.. but everytime it will work just fine wirelessly and with the USB cord untill either I turn it off and back on or it shuts down by its self… When you try to print after it is turned back on it will not do anything.. it used to turn its self back on when I would print wirelessly but now it will not.. the blue wireless light is on lik eit is connected to the network router.. Doe anyone have any ideas.. I am using XP-pro… VMware Training in Chennai | VMware Training in Chennai | VMware Training in Chennai

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Power button HP Destjet 1000
ANSWER : I have never seen a power button go bad, not that it couldn’t happen. Possible your power supply isn’t working or a board in the printer went bad.

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Power problem
ANSWER : Buy a new printer.

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will not print, but has power
ANSWER : I’ve gone out on service calls with this problem. One had a breaker popped. The other was an engineering firm. If it was plugged in and they said “We’re engineers”. It was plugged into the wall, but it wasn’t plugged all the way into the printer. One person brought in a printer and I switched on the power on the side of the printer. “It has a power switch?”

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LaserJet 4 won't Power Up
ANSWER : I haven’t seen that particular behavior on that model. It either works or it doesn’t. My first choice would be the power supply.

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