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I have just unpacked a HP photosmart C4205, which I'm unable to connect,because there is no USB cable in the box. Having looked at the connection area, it seems to be a specialised connection cable. It's only when you unpack and read the instruction manual to set up, that you find out and I quote' May be included' that it isn't actually included. Therefore should it have been included. The reality is, this product from a purchasers point of view is useless without it and to sell a product without the full connection kit is very misleading to the purchaser. Please confirm if this cable should have been included, if not where can I obtain one and what the estimated costs would be. If this turns out to not be cost effective, I'll return your product for a refund.

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Very few machines come with USB cables these days and seems to be retailer specific (for example you could get a Lexmark with a cable at Walmart but the same model without one at BestBuy). Many people already have cables and if the manufacturers included it in all printer boxes it would just raise the prices for people who don't need them. Usually the boxes are very clear on the "Don't Forget" accessories.

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Hi,I also have a hp..and the cable did not come with the printer.you need a usb connector that will go into your printer and connect into the usb port on your pc.you will see that the connector is smaller for the printer connection so make sure you get the right one.usually called.printer usb connector in store.

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As for the manual, here is a link to HP, where you can download it: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?product=3418707&lc=en&cc=bg&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=bg

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This is a very very tricky issue.
For a long period of time there was no known resolution for this.
but now you can resolve this too.

Follow the mentioned steps very carefully:

>> use the following links depending on your OS:

for Windows XP:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-62152-3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3560280&os=228&lang=en

For Windows Vista:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-62152-3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3560280&os=2093&lang=en

click on download only and download the software for PHOTOSMART C6380

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>> during the installation you will be prompted to connect the usb cable.
DO NOT CONNECT THE USB CABLE
>> there will be a small check box that will tell you to check it if you want to connect the cable later.
>> CHECK THAT BOX and continue with the installation.

>>>>>>
After the installation completes successfully...
insert the disc for your printer (i.e C4480)

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1. Try connecting the USB cable into different USB port of your Mac Leopard.
2. Make sure that your computer could detect other USB devices.
3. Try connecting the printer into different computer to see if the printer would be detected or not.
4. Use different USB cable.

If you get the same problem, you need to contact the printer manufacturer. I believe that it is more on physical connection.

Have a great day!

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Step one: Install the softwareRe-install the software so that the appropriate choices can be made during the installation to resolve the issue.
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Step two

AND STEP THREE
GO TO URL
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00845953&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=447858





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Here is a link to the setup guide in pdf format:

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