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Re: I can not hook up a wire connected printer to my...
Check if you have usb's in device folder and they have drivers see if the printer drivers are in device folder see if the printer is a default printer in control panel try different usd cable see if the printer is turned on see if there is power to the printer these are basic trouble shooting methods
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You will need to purchase a printer USB cable for this printer. They are relatively inexpensive and can be found at any store with an electronics department. I feel your pain on this issue as I find it very annoying that these peices are extra.
The flat rectangular USB end plugs into an available USB slot on your computer while the more square end plugs into the back of the printer.
It looks like it isn't an hp wireless printer. You can connect to the printer via a usb cord and download the software from HP if you want to. Another way is have the printer connected to a wired computer via usb and share the printer and then with the other computer on you could print pages from the wireless laptop to the printer.
It will never say it doesn't recognize a USB cord. A USB cord is just that--a piece of wire. It might tell you that it can't find the printer. Has the printer worked before? If you are installing it for the first time, did you install the software before plugging in the printer? If you have done all these things, then either the USB port is bad or the printer is. But--try uninstalling the printer first--and any software that came with it. Then reinstall the software and plug in the printer. While I did mention that the cord is just a piece of wire, it is possible that the cord has become damaged in some way. Try using a different cord. Also, try using a different USB port.
Hi, for this model you will want to use a USB cable, it will most likely have a square connector on one end (connects to the printer) and a rectangle connector on the other end (connects to the computer) the phone jack looking thing if for an ethernet cable so you can use it as a network printer.
If you previously were using a parallel connection for the G85 you will need a USB cable.
If your laptop is running Vista the G85 will work as a printer, I do not think there is a scanner driver for Vista for the G85. The G85 print driver is built into VIsta, you only need to turn on the printer and install the USB to have the printer automatically installed.
your printer the g85 on the backyou will see below yhr bar codes where the power cord is four connections. looking at it from the back facing you on the far right is the power cord next to the power cord is the cord from the top lid second from the left i dont use this but i think it is the serial connection and far left connection is the usb cable the usb is the best on to use the two phone lines on what i call the leg or base far left remmber they need a special phone cord most cords only have two wires hooked up this on needs all four or it just want work right.hoop this helps
ok how is the computer hook to printer ,
(usb? or serial cord) ?
what operating system are you using
and what software are you using for print drivers
let me know and i can help you in greater detail but here is a link to hp for your printer
i hope this is somewhat helpful
feel free to reply back if you cant get it working im shure i can help
richard from chicago