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.
Lift the document feeder input tray to access to the document feeder output tray, and then remove any jammed paper from the output area. To avoid tearing any whole sheets of paper, pull the paper with both hands. Open the scanner lid. If there is paper jammed behind the white plastic backing, gently pull it out.
Sometimes a paper jam error persists even though there is no jammed paper (false paper jam). Reset the printer, which might clear a false paper jam error, and then try to print again. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer. Unplug the power cord from the power source.
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.
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.
A piece of paper stuck in the paper tray or inside the printer can create a paper jam. Paper jams can occur for a variety of reasons, such as overloading the paper tray, loading different thicknesses of paper in the tray, or using paper that isn`t appropriate for your particular printer.
Clear jams from the document feeder

Turn the product off. Open the document feeder cover. Gently pull the jammed paper out. Close the document feeder roller assembly, and then close the document feeder cover.

Do a hard reset on your printer. To do this you just need to turn off your printer, unplug for a few minutes and then plug the printer again. If that still doesn`t work, try turning the printer and your computer off, and then start it back up again. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling your printer driver.

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error message that says " remove shipping lock from black cartridge" even though it has been removed
ANSWER : http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01760760

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evenly spaced horizontal lines on hp laserjet III printout
ANSWER : The lines would be a toner cartridge problem. Which paper tray? The MF tray or the optional paper cassette?

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HP Laserjet 4200 50.2 Fuser error
ANSWER : if you are using a good fuser the next part to try would be low voltage power supply

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HP Laserjet 4250 – RFU LOAD ERROR
ANSWER : Italiano:

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How to copy a card slot in HP laserjet 4250N
ANSWER : None that I know of, using a computer is likely your best option but I never attempted it.

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What repair needs to be done for a "50 needs repair" message on an HP Laserjet IIIP?
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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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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HP Laserjet M3035xs RFU Upgrade
ANSWER : There’s no way.

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