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Printer wont print from computer.

Usb plugged in. isn't registering on the port.

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  • acumalik Jan 21, 2009

    i have this problem too. and the3se things do not help...

  • Mark Robinson May 11, 2010

    first thing is to try a different usb cable and let me know if the problem persists


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Verify the printer is on, try another cable, another port, another PC if possible.

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I deleted the email but still have the hard copy, so here goes. This worked with my 14 year old hp and a Dynex USB-Parallel cable.
1. Plug the printer to the USB-parallel printer cable and turn on printer.
2. Plug USB end to USB port on you computer.
3. When you do this, the computer will recognize the cable.
4. Go to Control Panel/Hardware/Device Manager/USB Controllers.
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1. Go to Control Panel and click printers & faxes.
2. You will see an icon there with the name of your printer, make a right
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3. Select the Port tab and on the display menu select Virtual USB Port.
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4. Click Apply and try to print a test page.

I first hooked this up putting the USB cable into a port on the front of the computer and it worked fine. I then moved it to the back of the computer and it did not work, so I just had to go to the process again until I found a USB prt that worked. It has worked just fine ever since. This solution was given to me by Dynex Prodlucts customer care team. I am no techie and don't understand any of it, but I can follow instructions and it was successful. Gool luck.

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The second thing to check is the port that your computer thinks the printer is connected to. To check this, as long as you are using a Windows Operating System,
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