I use a USB cable to connect my 3005 series HP printer. The problem is that my computer is not finding it out. previously it use to. i use lenovo computer thinkcenter 57M with XP OS.I re-installed the driver and tried but it was of no use.please find me a solution.
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All of the PhotoSmart 7700 series printers connect via USB. You simply need a standard USB cable (which likely came with the printer) and an available USB port on your computer.
The drivers and software for all of the 7700 series printers can be found here: http://goo.gl/WP0WX. Install the drivers and software before attaching the printer to your computer for the best results.
Follow these steps to remove previous HP drivers, and then install the new driver.Step one: Remove previous HP drivers
Follow these steps to remove the current drivers.
Disconnect the USB cable from the HP product, if it is connected.
Click the Windows icon (
), and then click Devices and printers
Find the printer icon (
) representing your HP product, right-click it, and then click Remove device
Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the driver.
Repeat these steps to delete multiple instances of the same printer icon, and also for any fax icons for the product.
Reboot your computer.
When your new operating system is up and running, simply connect the USB
cable from the computer to the back of the HP product, and then press
the Power button (
) to turn it on. Windows 7 detects the hardware and automatically installs the correct
driver. A notification lets you know when installation begins and when
it is complete. You do not have to download any software or insert the
When you connected the product to the computer with a USB cable, the Windows Update installation failed.
You can manually install the driver. Make sure you follow the steps in the order given to reset your printer, remove the product, restart your computer, and then manually install the driver.
Step one: Turn the printer off and then on
Disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
Turn the printer off and then back on. Clear any blinking lights or error messages.
Step two: Remove the product from Devices and Printers
Click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Devices and Printers .
Right-click the product icon ( ) representing your HP product, and then click Remove device . Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. (If the product is not listed, skip to Step three: Restart your computer.)
If multiple icons exist for the product, remove them all.
Step three: Restart your computer
Restart your computer. You might want to bookmark this page so that you can quickly return to it.
Make sure your computer has a valid Internet connection by opening a web browser and surfing to an Internet site.
Step four: Manually install the driver
Make sure that the USB cable is not connected to the product. If the USB cable is connected to the product, disconnect it.
From the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Devices and Printers . The Devices and Printers window opens.
Click Add a printer . The Add Printer window opens.
Click Add a local printer .
Click Use an existing port .
Click the Use an existing port drop-down list, select LPT1: (Printer Port) , and then click Next .
Click the Windows Update button and wait for the updates to complete.
In the Install the printer driver window, under Manufacturer click HP , and then search for your driver under Printers . If the driver does not show up under HP, try looking under Hewlett Packard.
The print drivers are displayed by their series names, which means the last one or two numbers may show as zeroes. For instance, the HP Photosmart 8750 displays as HP Photosmart 8700, and the PSC 1210 displays as the PSC 1200 series.
Once you find the appropriate driver, plug the USB cable back into the printer.
The Installing Device Driver Software window should briefly display in the bottom right corner of the computer screen. Wait for it to disappear.
Click the Cancel button on the Add Printer window.
The newly installed printer now shows in the Devices and Printers window.
Most probably you have either a defective USB cable, or the USB port on the computer is not working properly. To separate the cause of the problem, first try to use another working USB cable to connect the printer to the computer & see if this works.
Most likely it was a USB cable. You can find them in the stores. Make sure you get the right type that is on the printer. As they come in a few different sizes and shapes. Although most knowledgeable people at the store will probably know what kind you need for a printer. What is the make and model anyway? I'll look it up and tell you the exact one to look for.
uninstall the previous installation, restart your pc remove the usb printer cable, reinstall the printer driver donot plug the usb cable until the installation program tells you, then plug the usb cable, if it is detected its ok if not replace the printer cable with usb2.0 maybe the usb cable is defective.