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USB wont recognize device...

After i install the drivers i plug in my dell m5200 printer to the usb port on my laptop, and it comes up saying Device cannot be recognized, any help would be nice.

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How many other devices are plugged into the laptop?? The power supply can only drive one or two major devices. Try removing other devices and then see if the printer will work. If it does, get a powered usb hub.

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