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Unable to install

I have put my disk in to install my printer but a message comes up asking me to check plugs etc, I have checked plug, usb, & all ok the green light is on but I just cannot install any suggestions? cheers

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Re: unable to install


uninstall the printer.


unplug the printer from the computer.

run the disk.

shut down the computer.

restart the computer, reconnect the printer windows

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Hi this should be easy to do get the printer and plug the lead into the slot on back of printer then plug the other end into your computer their should only be one place it will fit in back of computer plug the lead in their might be picture of printer on back of computer it will be small and near a printer port.
The port in back of your computer is about 2 inches long or about 5 or 6 cm then plug the lead coming from printer into the port.
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Now once your computer has started up you might get message new hardware found or start hardware wizard if you have disk that came with printer put this in your comp and follow instructions if you dont have disk let me know then i will talk you through the process let me know if your having problems ill be glad to help ok speak soon good luck but you should have no problems as its all plug and play and should set itself up.
If your printer is using usb port and not printer port then it will need plugging into any usb port on either the front of computer or back if you are unsure then let me know ok ill gladly help you ok

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