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Printer Looses Connection with Computer

I can boot whole system (XPSP3), and after an hour or so, and after printing quite a bit, the printer flags that it has lost connection with the PC.
Currently connected thru a powered 8 port USB hub.

Switch it on and off and it's OK for another couple of hours.

I tried deleting and re-installing the printer but it still does it.

As the printer sits at my elbow I can re-boot it easily but it IS a bit of a pain.

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  • kangabill Aug 23, 2008

    Geordie09; will give it a try and come back in about 24 hours.



    I'm an Aussie, its 1930 and I'm tired.



    many thanks for the tip.

  • kangabill Aug 29, 2008

    Solution so simple that I'm ashamed I even asked. You never think about cable length. Also I had 2 cables coupled thus losong signal strength.

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It sounds like the 8 port HUB you are running the devices through is starved for power , either buy a new one or unplug some unused devices.

This should fix that problem

if not please tell me

Cheers

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

  • Josh Gahan
    Josh Gahan Aug 29, 2008

    Hahah no worries mate , well don't worry we all have moments like that trust me ;)

    Glad i put you on the right path :D


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