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USB connected printer worked last week, now getting usb failure error. Mouse works in same port. Tried different usb cable, got usb fail error.

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What happens when you connect the printer to another computer?

Which version of Windows are you using?

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My laptop cannot detect the mouse. It states that there is an undetectable device. I have followed all directions and I still can't get the mouse to connect to my laptop


I think this will help.
A USB Connector has 4 terminals.The two terminals at the ends are to supply 5 Volts. The middle two are for data transfer.
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If the terminals at the end are OK the device will get power (5V). Then the computer can detect something was attached. But if one of the middle terminals are damaged, your computer cannot recognize the device.
The problem might be with the USB port of the printer. Connect it to a different port. Does it (mouse) work on your desktop machine? Then the problem is not with the mouse.
If the mouse fails on all USB ports, the problem is with the mouse. Check the USB jack of the mouse. Sometimes the damage is visible. Or else one of the 4 wires of the mouse cable is disconnected (damaged) due to bending of the wire. In this case, buy a new mouse or replace the mouse cable.



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I have a Trendnet TK-209 KVM switch. My keyboard and mouse (MS wireless) that worked well for a year stopped working through the switch. they work well if connected directly to each computer.


I can confirm the same problem happened with me just now. I have TrendNet USB/KVM TK-207 and was flawlessly working with Logitech K260 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Combo, but today on both computers all I can see is the error:

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USB Device not recognized - The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it.

I unplugged the usb wireless adapter and connected it directly to the PC - it worked like a charm again. I have tried to connect the wireless adapter to the mouse port hoping that the keyboard USB port is causing problems, but all I got was the same error. I have tried to conect a normal USB keyboard, but again the same error I get for both - the mouse and keyboard, so it is more than obvious now that the USB ports of my KVN Switch are malfunctioning. I will try to leave it for a while if it got hot somehow as it was connected for more than 6 months working perfectly fine, but if not, I am heading to the store for support/replacement.

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My photos won't transfer to my computer. The the last time I loaded photos onto my computer which was last week, it worked fine. however today the same computer says it does not recognize the USB device,...


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The cable might be fauty.

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LaCie 500GB portable hard drive is giving error 43. It was working fine for a few weeks and now I can't get into it from either of my computers. I tried uninstalling the USB Controllers but still same...


The symptoms indicate there is a problem with the drive, how it is connected, or with the computer used for troubleshooting. The next best step is to change physical variables, and find a simpler problem than a broken product.
  • Change the data cable (USB, FireWire, Ethernet, etc.) A failure in the cable can cause this issue.
  • Change the external power supply or cable. If a different LaCie product is available, borrow the power cabling from that unit to see if the problem is in that component. On drives that are powered via USB or Firewire, try using the included power sharing cable and connect it to a second port.
  • Change the computer you are using. Computer problems can manifest themselves in many ways. Even if the computer appears to be working properly, this is a worthwhile test.
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I have used the printer (hp deskjet f4180) for over a year now. but recently when I connect it to my pc (hp windows vita), i get an error message that the usb fevice is not recognised. I have tried to...


If I am right, the error message should be "USB Device is not recognized...." not "Fevice" :-). This happens with most usb devices when there's connection problem, i.e. the USB cables or the USB Ports or the USB interfaces.
First of all try the printer with the same cable on another machine to make sure it works, if it doesn't work, then you'll need to replace the USB cable or try with another cable.

You can also try cleaning he USB Ports and the cables usb jack with a brush dampen with alcohol. Also clean the usb ports on the computer with the same materials mentioned.

These will definitely help you find out the culprit and take the necessary actions, like replacing or switching the usb port.
To simply find out if it's the computer or the printer or the cable, try the printer on another computer.
Note: If it's not recognized once it's connected, then the issue is not with the drivers... If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.
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Have you tried to print a test page? Is the USB cable good? How about trying a different USB port. Also have you tried to use the printer on another PC? If you have another USB device, such as a flash drive or mouse, try it in the suspect port. If still no luck and the printer doesn't work on another machine, then you're looking at a defective printer.

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My mouse and printer are both connected through USB ports. The mouse will not now work when the USB cable to the printer is attached and printer is turned on. All USB ports are working properly. This is a...


I had the same problem with mouse, it happens when devices connected to two USB ports that are close to each other, so I connected mouse in the back of computer USB and printer in the front USB (or reverse), or further away from each other.

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Printer to computer connection failure


I assume you're using a USB connection. What you fail to mention is whether you're connecting the printer directly to the PC or through a USB hub. If the latter is the case, because we now have so many USB devices, it is necessary that this hub be powered by its own power supply.
It's very common for these hubs not to work unplugged when devices draw a lot of current which they cannot generate from a simple connection to your PC.
Other than this possibility, I'm also stumped.
Try looking in your user's manual for a built in printer TEST function, usually pressing down some button while you turn power on to the printer. If there's anything wrong with the printer, these diagnostics will tell you what it is.
If all is well, try connecting the printer to a different USB port on your PC. Try testing each USB port with a different device, like a USB pen, to determine that it is not the port.
Good luck!

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USB port problems with hp printer


There are few things to remember using USB.
  • If your System is in hybernation mode, don't remove any attached USB device, because it will damage your USB driver. This is one of the known problem from microsoft.
  • If you have to remove any USB device use 'Safely Remove Hardware'.

To remove currepted USB drivers its not enough to remove your printer drivers.
  1. You should un-install the 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' from Device Manager.
  2. Then re-boot to clean registry.
  3. Install the 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers' using XP Setup CD.
  4. Then check the Mass storage, PDA etc, it should recognized by XP.
  5. Then install printer driver (don't attach printer to system untill setup finish or setup says to connect).

I think it will fix.
Please let me know your feed-back.

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No power.


Hi there try a different power socket in either your surge protector or on the wall. If this doesn't work I think something is blowing the power board of the printer check your electrics.

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