How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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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.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.
In most cases, all you have to do to set up a printer is to connect it to your PC. Simply plug the USB cable from your printer into an available USB port on your PC, and turn the printer on.
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.
Open the start menu and select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > and choose the Services icon. Locate the Print Spooler service and right-click. Then select the option to “Stop” the service.
Click on Device Manager from the context menu. In Device Manager, click on View and select Show hidden devices. Next, expand the Printers section to view your printer.
A printer, like any device that connects to the internet, has an IP address.
Click on “Wi-Fi network” in the taskbar. Select the network you`re connected to. Click on “Properties.” Scroll down to the bottom of the window — your IP will be shown next to “IPv4 address.”
Select Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings. In the Advanced sharing settings dialog box, expand the Private section. Next, under Network discovery, select Turn on network discovery. Under File and printer sharing, select Turn on file and printer sharing.
Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
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In the Command Prompt type, net stop spooler, then press Enter to Stop the Print Spooler. In the Command Prompt type, net start spooler, then press Enter to Start the Print Spooler.
Reset. Resetting the printer stops printing and clears the current print job received from the active interface. You may want to reset the printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print successfully.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences. The screen displays the Printing Preferences window, which contains the Layout, Paper/Quality, User Defined Paper and Extension Settings menus. These menus display the printer driver settings.
Printers show up under “unspecified” when Windows cannot associate an appropriate driver. Reference this article to find drivers for your Brady printer: How to Find Windows Printer Drivers for Your Brady Printer. If you have recently installed the driver, simply rebooting your PC can resolve the unspecified status.
FIX Unknown Device Drivers with Windows Update
Open Device Manager and go to the device in question in your device. Typically, it is listed as an Unknown Device in the Other devices node and expands the section. Right-click on the Unknown Device and select Update Driver.
The “Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)” error can occur due to hardware or system-specific issues. Here are the various causes of this issue: Your latest software update had issues and ended up corrupting the USB drivers. There was a fault when you were replacing some parts of your PC.
Many printer models won`t print if there`s a loose USB connection or if they`re out of ink or paper. Verify your printer`s ink levels, clean the printhead, fill the paper tray, and avoid using substandard paper.
In Windows, go to Printer Properties > Maintenance > Clean Heads > OK and follow on-screen prompts. On a Mac, check the Applications folder for a Utility application for the printer. To manually clean the printer, remove printheads and use equal parts water and isopropyl alcohol to clean them.
Volatile memory requires power to store the information. Deleting volatile memory is easy: Simply shut down or unplug your printer for a minute or so. Most printers also have non-volatile memory (a hard drive) that is stored until you physically delete it.
Wireless printers, also known as WiFi printers, can connect to a network without needing to be hard-wired/cabled into that network. Once a wireless printer is connected to a WiFi network, the computers, smartphones and tablets also connected to that network can print to the WiFi printer.
IP PrintWay transmits data sets to the printer, print server, or email destination with the protocol that is selected in the printer definition: LPR, direct sockets, IPP, email, or VTAM. IP PrintWay can also transmit LPD options and IPP job attributes to the printer`s LPDs and IPP Servers.
When two printers on a network register with the same IP address, it means they are both configured with the same static IP address. To fix the problem, change one of the printers to automatically request an address using DHCP.