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Some features don't function with my USB connection

With my new laptop, I had to change my ancient printer cable and connect to one of the USB ports. But now I cannot print a "watermerk" any more. Some other features (like the thickness of the paper) don't appear any more on my screen, so I can't choose them any more. Is this normal or can I do something about it?

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Re: Some features don't function with my USB connection

This probably has more to do with the printer driver than your cable. Click on the link below, select drivers and in the box below select the operating system you are using. If you have the right driver let us know what operating system you were using on your old PC and what are you using on your new laptop. Thanks and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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I cant install printer usb port is damage

Which USB port Damage because there are two USB port available.
One is Printer USB port or Sec is PC USB port.
If you are say PC USB port not working first you check it USB driver installed or not, or USB connect to motherboard or not. PC there are two side USB available one is front side and sec is back side. You connect only back side, because this USB connect to main board. So you connect only back side. If not working removed driver or installed driver.
Or if you are say printer USB then change cable or port or not solved only change option.
Read More Help.. If you have USB or Network Printer and are having trouble printing and HP Tech Support

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Hi Kumar,
You can modify or change port in the printer driver to connect it through LAN cable. Please notice whether you use static or dynamic ip address. Please follow below step.

In the following step we will modify your existing USB connection. Check it out!

  • Open printer driver list.
  • Right click on the printer drive name (e.g Canon IR2270).
  • Select Properties.
  • Click Ports tab.
  • Click Add Port, then select Standard TCP/IP Port.
  • Click New Port.
  • Click Next on add port wizard menu.
  • Type IP Address (for static ip setting) or Printer Name (DHCP), then click Next (computer will search the printer).
  • When the printer has been found, finish the wizard.
  • Close Add Port menu.
  • Now you have new port represented by IP Address or Printer Name (with checked box active) in port list .
  • Click Apply.
Bingo! Now your printer ready to print via LAN. Sometimes printing right after setting this new port not always succeed. Don't be panic. Restart both of printer and the computer.
Next time you want to connect the printer via USB port so you change port back to USB. Just simply check on the check box next to USB Port in port list and click apply. You may need to restart both printer and computer too :)

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There is no way- if the computer has NO available USB ports, buy s USB hub ( a multi outlet USB expander/extender cable). If the computer has no USB ports (outlets) AT ALL- it is ancient, but you might be able to install a USB expansion card into the computer and get external ports.

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How do I add a printer to my laptop


At this time, a full feature Windows 7 driver solution is not available for your product.Follow these steps to install and configure the driver that is compatible with the product.

Follow these steps to install the compatible driver in Windows 7.
  1. Make sure that the USB cable is not connected to the product. If the USB cable is connected to the product, disconnect it.
  2. From the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon, and then click Devices and Printers . The Devices and Printers window opens.
  3. Click Add a printer . The Add Printer window opens.
  4. Click Add a local printer .
  5. Click Use an existing port .
  6. Click the Use an existing port drop-down list, select LPT1: (Printer Port) , and then click Next .
  7. Under Manufacturer in the Install the printer driver window, click HP .
  8. Under Printers , select the Deskjet 660c and then click Next.
  9. In the message window, click Finished .
  10. Connect the USB cable to the product, and connect the USB cable to the computer. A Device driver software was not successfully installed window opens.
  11. close the window.
  12. In the Devices and Printers window, right-click the name of the product and then click Printer Properties . The Printer Properties window opens.
  13. Click the Ports tab.
  14. Click the drop down menu, and then change the port from LPT1 to USB or DOT4.
  15. Click OK .And print a Test Page.

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Chronic message "No Hp Devices Detected"yankedo on Apr 20, 2009" " Have to constantly uninstall and reinstall printer for it to function. Sometimes only lose the scanner function, other times all...

Are you using the ethernet connection or a USB connection? If you are using USB, do you have the printer connected to a hub or directly to the computer? Does changing the cable to a different USB port get the computer to see the printer? If you are using a USB port in a hub, try a direct connection. Does the USB hub have power-transformer or is it powered by the computer? Printers are extremely sensitive to losing data when the cable run is too long or the USB hub has too many devices attached (particularly when powered by the computer). Also try a new USB cable. An additional troubleshooting test: turn off your printer for 30 seconds, unplug both sides of the USB cable and see if it is found when you plug it back in and turn it on.

If you are using an ethernet connection, check the cables for both the printer and the computer. Also try plugging the cables into different ports on your router or switch. I'm assuming you have your network working and have a IP address (if your network gives dynamic addresses). You might try repairing the network connection (right click on the network icon in the system tray in XP or Vista).

If these ideas do not help, I'm not sure what is causing your problem.. I hope this helps.

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