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Pixma 160 computer won't recognize printer. USB ports work with other devices. USB cable appears OK. color cartridge light on. daughter was testing flash drive on different usb ports.

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Chances are you reconnected the printer to a different USB port and your default is still set up for the other port...

Look at your printer settings and chances are it set up the printer again for the new port.

Either change your default printer or move the cable back to the original port.

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Cannot Communicate; install USB; Install cable; installation USB; Installation cable; Cannot continue installation; Unable to press Continue; Unavailable Continue button; Continue button not active; Opaque Continue button; Gray Continue button; Continue button grayed out; USB connection not recognized
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