USB Printer not Recognized
Find out why the USB printer is not recognized by the system and ways to fix the issue.
The printer is an essential part of the system that fulfills your business needs. You may need the printer to take printouts of your documents immediately. It is good to use a USB printer always, which offers maximum portability feature. The USB printer can be connected to your system through USB ports. It offers maximum data transfer rate by providing high speed printing. You need to just connect one end of the USB cable to the printer and other end to the system. The printer can then be recognized by the system automatically and starts performing printing tasks. But, it is possible that the USB printer is not at all recognized by the system. When you try to get printouts from the USB printer, you may get some error message like 'Printer Not recognized'. It may come with reasons like connection issues lack of software and errors in the system.
Here are some tips to fix USB printer not recognized issues:
- Check the connection
- Get proper software
- Restore default settings in printer
Check the connection
You can try checking the connection between the USB printer and the system to resolve the USB printer not recognized issues. For this, you need to test the proper working of the printer by printing a test page directly to the printer. Then, you need to disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the system. You need to then turn off the printer and connect the printer again. It is important to ensure that the cable is connected tightly in the correct port for it. You need to again print a test page. If the printer is not recognized still, move the USB cable to another port.
Get proper software
If the above tip does not fix the issue, then you need to check the system. For this, you need to connect the printer to another system and check if the printer is recognized by the system or not. Most of the times, the problem may be with operating system. You need to select the 'Printers and Faxes' option from the main menu of Windows and then select the printer software. You need to then reconnect the printer in the system and check whether the issue is resolved. You can get the software from manufacturer's website in order to solve this issue.
Restore default settings in printer
You can try restoring default printer settings of the system to get issues resolved. For this, you need to get All Programs icon from the Start menu and click the Accessories button. Next step is to navigate to System Tools and select the System Restore icon. You need to then select the point before you get the "Device Not recognized" error message. You need to then select the Show affected programs and drivers button and with a few Next buttons you can restore the system.
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