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Printer is not found by Computer

There have been times when the computer can not find the printer, we try to re-install using the supplied disk and it can not find the printer. It has taken up to two weeks to be able to get the printer re -installed using the disk. Any ideas what cases this problem?

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Re: Printer is not found by Computer

If the printer is connected through the USB than there could be an issue with the cable for the port that you have connected it to.So try different cable and ports.Also incase there is a software issue and reinstalling is not helping than you have to do a complete operating system reinstallation.

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