How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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If the error message, Unknown device appears, this can indicate that there is not adequate power and the PC can not identify the printer correctly. Verify that there are no extension cables and that the power cable is no longer than five meters. Reseat the power cables.
There are numerous possible causes for a printer that`s randomly producing blanks. The most common ones are empty ink cartridges, improper cartridge installation, and congested nozzles.
Stop sharing your printer with other users on the network
Fortunately, it`s easy to disable printer sharing in your settings. Windows: In the Control Panel, click Network and Internet and then Network and Sharing Center. Click Change advanced sharing settings and then choose Turn off file and printer sharing.
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.
If you see an “unknown accessory detected near you” message (or similar), it means there`s an item compatible with the Find My network that might be traveling with you. If so, its owner may be able to see your location. You should look to see if something you`re borrowing has such a device attached.
If there is an F Mode key or F Lock key on your keyboard, the Print Screen not working Windows 10/11 may be caused by them, because such keys can disable the PrintScreen key. If so, you should enable the Print Screen key by pressing F Mode key or F Lock key again.
In Device Manager, click on View and select Show hidden devices. Next, expand the Printers section to view your printer. Right-click on the printer and select Uninstall device. Select the Delete the driver software for this device option and click Uninstall.
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.
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.
The problem of the printer icon not displaying in devices & Printers is frequently resolved by downloading and installing the most recent printer driver. If your printer drivers are out of sync, they may not function until you download and install the latest update.
Check cables or wireless connection
Make sure that the printer`s USB cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC. If your USB isn`t recognized, see Automatically diagnose and fix Windows USB problems. Check the wireless connection (for wireless printers).
First, you can run the printer troubleshooter to repair printer icon missing. Step 1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters. Then click the Printer option and select Run the troubleshooter.