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Old 09-16-2010, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have Toshiba L500 and it will not detect my HP Deskjet F4480. The printer works fine, and is brand new. I dont have this issue with my ipod touch or my mouse. Whenever I connect the printer I get a error message saying that its a unknown device. I installed the most recent driver for the printer. Help anyone?
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Default Re: Laptop does not detect printer

Try disconnecting the Printer cable, and plug it back in when the laptop is on. See if it tries to detect it when plugged in.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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still have same problem. says that the device has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it.
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Does it work in another computer? This might not be related, but did you have a different printer prior?
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ive never used a printer on this laptop before. i only bought it because of university. ill try it on someone elses laptop sometime this week.
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Considered wireless printing?

like using an airport express or airport extreme? very easy to setup
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