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Printer causes Flash Drive and Ipod to not work

I installed the software and it said that it installed sucessfully. However, whenever my printer is plugged into the usb port, my computer doesn't recognize either my flash drive or my Ipod. However, if I unplug the printer from the computer, they both work again. If anyone has any solutions it would be appreciated.

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  • kamaji Feb 14, 2008

    Yeah, it did. It turned out to be a faulty USB cord. Thanks for the help!

  • SDtester
    SDtester May 11, 2010

    Hi Kamaji I registered for the site now. I posted the the 2 sugestions about using a USB hub did it solve your problem? If so Great! I hate to see these odd issues discourage people from getting one of these Kodak printers Once they get all the kinks worked out, these printers are a good deal for ink and quality prints..



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Even better connect the Printer to the USB hub and the Ipod to the PC. Its a better idea to isolate the printer. Also if you have another USB cable you can use for the printer that might help as well. There are some bumb usb cables out there.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008


Ipods and the Kodak printer are both high power devices. There are known issues on common intel motherboards with multiple high power usb devices. You may just have this bad luck, and your motherboad printer ipod combo just wont work at the same time. The best advice I can offer you is to get a High Speed Powerd USB hub. Connect either the IPOD or the printer to the hub and connect the other directly to a USB port on the PC.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 11, 2008


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