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HP photosmart C3180 not recognized?

i can´t install my photosmart C3180 on my Windows XP.
when it comes to the ' connect your device now ' screen, it doesen't find the printer ( the only button available is the 'help' one).
i tried in all my USB ports - same problem.
for the record, i had an old HP 640c installed - the driver still in PC...

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  • dvoid Nov 26, 2007

    the printer works with sam cable in another PC

  • dvoid Nov 26, 2007

    i can´t find my ( old driver? ) printer on the device manager.

    is it on the univ serial bus controllers?

    should i uninstall the unknown device ?

  • dvoid Nov 26, 2007

    i know, but how do i remove it?

    device manager? ( can´t see it ).

    add/remove progs on control panel ? ( it doesent appear nothing )

    and a big thankz for care. really! :-)

  • kenranco Nov 21, 2008

    compaq 7600 wont recognize photo smart c3180

  • earlycare2ed Dec 19, 2008

    need help connecting my printer to another computer without cd

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Looks like a bad usb cable..did you try it with another USb cable?

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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    eagle338 Nov 26, 2007

    ok...this is a simple problem..
    Right-click on my computer->click properties->Click on hardware tab->Click on device manager->From the list right-click on your printer and choose uninstall..them just reinstall all your drivers and stuff and it will be ok..Let me know whether u have done it...

  • eagle338
    eagle338 Nov 26, 2007

    you said you have the old 640 driver right..I meant that u should remove it..coz its causing a driver conflict..Remove it then try installing your printer..



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Change the USB cable for a new one that works properly for USB 2.0 FULL SPEED . What does it mean ?. Well if you have an older cable is very probably that it doesn't work well at USB2.0 full speed (480Mbps) because it's not properly shielded, if you buy a new one check specifications on the box to see if it is prepared for 480Mbps. Testings in other PCs is not relevant unless you're ABSOLUTLY SURE that USB ports are working at full speed in those PCs

I changed old cable for a new one ( Belkin), and no more problems.

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