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Ive installed the software to run my printer and the computer's not detecting the printer. I bought a new usb cable today as i thought that may have been the problem but its still not recognising the printer, any suggestions?

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With the printer plugged in, press the windows key and pause. When system properties come up, click on 'device manager' and delete the printer from the list (just select and press delete). Close all windows.

Unplug the usb cable and plug it back in and windows should auto detect the printer again.

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