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USB Device Not Recognized

On my desktop and my laptop, when I plug in the C3140, it says USB Device Not Recognized. I've tried plugging it in before I turn on the computers and after and both give me the same error. I've tried it with the software installed and not installed. This printer is not that old...can you help?

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Try downloading drivers directly from hp. had same problem and that fixed mine.

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