First check under DEVICE Manager to see if you have uninstalled drivers....if so follow the install routine (i.e. update driver)...and if you do not have the driver disk (usually it comes on the Motherboard software disk) point at Microsoft....often you can find the generic driver and it will install automatically. As for a power supply problem....probably not or you would have other strange things happening....PS...assume you have already solved the problem. I just happened to notice it and started a response before I noticed the date. Tango.
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1. Confirm the USB port on the computer you are connecting your printer to is being recognized by your computer. The easiest way to do this would be to plug a known good USB Memory stick into the USB port you want to use. If you can read the contents of the USB Memory stick then the port should work. Remove the Memory stick, start the printer installation program (Make sure you don't the printer connected), want until the setup program tells you to connect the printer before you attach the Printer's USB cable.
If the printer isn't recognized try a different USB port, when picking a new USB port to try select a higher priority port, for example in increasing priority from, an external USB hub, a powered external hub, a monitor based hub, USB ports on the front of the computer, up to the USB ports at the computer rear. For USB ports on the same circuit select an USB 2.0 before an USB 3.0 port
Try disconnecting all external devices and reboot your laptop.
You must have all USB devices disconnected, memory stick, USB mouse or keyboard, Hard drives, flash cards ect.
After a reboot check your device manager for flags or exclamation marks and remove if present.
Again, re-boot your laptop and check your device manager.
Ounce you have cleared all marks from device manager and all is clear, plugin your first USB device and check operation.
Please check your equipment manual for details on what USB ports and speeds are available for your required devices.
Hope this works for you.
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Some software programs monitor for removable drives which are not used. When you plug in your camera or memory card or memory stick, It comes up as a removable drive. My wife's laptop with Vista Home Basic had a problem between her secure memory stick and InCD. BSOD would cause restart the computer when stick was plugged in. I temporarily disabled InCD and memory stick works. Funny, though, her machine had no trouble with her camera. Go figure. Dave
I would suggest logging onto the companys web site and downloading the newest driver.
And see if there are any update locations for your printers software.
Sounds like a bad driver or printer software corruption.
Also check on your menus to see if there is a way to clear or reset the printer memory.
You most likely have some file corruption.