Unknown Printer

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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.
The printer is either low in toner, the density is set too low, or the Economode may be turned on. Remove the toner cartridge and shake it. This will redistribute the toner and often will temporarily solve the problem. However, this usually indicates it is time to install a new cartridge.
This issue can be caused if any of the following situations exist: The currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupt. Your PC requires an update for issues that may conflict with a USB external hard drive and Windows. Windows may be missing other important updates hardware or software issues.
Go to Software and Driver Downloads, type your printer name, and then press Enter. Download the full feature software, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install and set up the printer on a wireless network. When prompted, restart your computer to finish the install.
Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope. An unknown device is a device name listed in Device Manager that Windows cannot identify or doesn`t have the appropriate drivers to be recognized.
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.
USB malfunctioning implies that Windows doesn`t recognize what`s connected to the USB port. That can have many causes, sadly, which makes it intense to analyze. It is mainly caused by USB port or driver issues, but not by Windows. It`s also conceivable that the USB gadget that is connected has malfunctioned.
Press the WPS button on your wireless router. On the printer control panel, press the Wireless button . The wireless light starts to blink. Wait up to two minutes while the printer establishes a network connection with the wireless router.
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. If your computer is still unresponsive, make sure you have enabled automatic device installations.
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.
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.
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).

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ANSWER : The lines would be a toner cartridge problem. Which paper tray? The MF tray or the optional paper cassette?

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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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ANSWER : None that I know of, using a computer is likely your best option but I never attempted it.

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ANSWER : I don’t know what you mean by good toner cartridges. They haven’t been built in about 10 years, so if they are new OEMs in the box, they are guaranteed to fail. The 50 error on that printer is mostly a burned out fuser lamp. This site was sold, so as you can see, there are no more kits available.

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