Laptop does not detect printer - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-16-2010, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 23
Default Laptop does not detect printer

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?
__________________

fridgestar is offline  
Old 09-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
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.
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-16-2010, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 23
Default Re: Laptop does not detect printer

still have same problem. says that the device has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it.
fridgestar is offline  
Old 09-16-2010, 02:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Laptop does not detect printer

Does it work in another computer? This might not be related, but did you have a different printer prior?
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 09-16-2010, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 23
Default Re: Laptop does not detect printer

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.
fridgestar is offline  
Old 09-17-2010, 08:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 33
Default Re: Laptop does not detect printer

Considered wireless printing?

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

jbtooloo is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laptop printer Problem keystone Laptops and Notebooks 2 01-04-2009 05:14 PM
cannot get printer to work on laptop memory Laptops and Notebooks 2 11-24-2008 01:12 PM
Laptop Won't detect hardware devices.. aeolus811tw Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 08-21-2006 04:19 PM
windows doesnt detect cd burner!!!!BIOS does detect it!!!??? ImSpEcIaLED125 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 15 09-09-2004 10:32 AM
cannot detect printer togo Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 3 09-19-2003 01:42 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.