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The USB port on the printer is loose and therefore not communicating with my computer.

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You can open up the printer and try to fix it, but in fact you will probably need a new part which will have to be soldered in.

An easier solution would be to use the parallel port connection, if there is one. Newer printers don't always have them, and I don't think the 3055 has one.

On the other hand, newer printers often have an ethernet connection, and you should be able to use this instead of the USB. I'm pretty sure the HP 3055 has an ethnet port. You'll need an RJ45 wire. You can get a USB to RJ45 adapter if you need to plug the other end of the cable into your PC's USB port (e.g. if your PC has only one ethernet port and you're already using it for broadband).

Hope that helps a bit. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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