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Unknown usb device... It startet the other day. i got it to work the other day, i connected to another usb port. But today it says the same in all usb port. Have tryed to download and install the newest driver. Have tryed to uninstall all usb driver and reinstall them, but still it tell me.. unknown usb device. What to do ???

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Optional solution actualy, this is,the usb cable that goes to the printer maybe has been fucked up because of bending and such **** like that try another usb cable that even might work

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1. Try to update the unknown device driver from within Device Manager. First try letting Windows search for one. If that fails, go back and choose "Select from a list" and then "Have disk". Browse to the device CD and look for the appropriate Windows folder there. Try browsing to the Windows CD (Win9x folder or i386 folder). Lastly, try updated drivers from the manufacturer's web site.
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Change the USB cable for a new one that works properly for USB 2.0 FULL SPEED . What does it mean ?. Well if you have an older cable is very probably that it doesn't work well at USB2.0 full speed (480Mbps) because it's not properly shielded, if you buy a new one check specifications on the box to see if it is prepared for 480Mbps. Testings in other PCs is not relevant unless you're ABSOLUTLY SURE that USB ports are working at full speed in those PCs

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