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Cannot get computer to recognize new cd printer

I have an HP laptop with three usb ports in the back. I am trying to install the hardware and software of a medley 440 cd printer by discmakers. I get everything to load but when I try to go to the step where I allign the cartridges I get a message that says "disc makers medley 440 inkjet printer not attached. I cannot find anything wrong. printer info says it is connected to the usb port. I have tried reinstalling hardware and software and I still get the same response.

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Well, your problem is that you purchased a Melody 440. DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER. The only thing worse than the quality of the printer is the quality of their support. I'm not a person that typically complains, but this is far beyond anything I've ever experienced.

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Cannot Communicate; install USB; Install cable; installation USB; Installation cable; Cannot continue installation; Unable to press Continue; Unavailable Continue button; Continue button not active; Opaque Continue button; Gray Continue button; Continue button grayed out; USB connection not recognized
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What you will see The Continue button is gray (i.e. Continue), preventing further driver stallation. connect the Installation Cable; using the supplied installation cable, connect to any USB port on this computer. Back Quit Continue There are several possible reasons for an inactive Continue button. Try the following suggestions in the order provided to resolve this issue: Action
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2 Confirm a solid connection of the USB installation cable on both printer and computer. HINT: The USB port is identified by this symbol:
3 Keeping Step 2 in mind, disconnect the USB cable from both printer and computer and then reconnect the USB cable at both ends.
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