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    new MBP won't recognise my printer...
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    new MBP won't recognise my printer...
    I can install the software with no problems but when I try to run the set-up manager no printer appears in the list. (HP Photosmart C3180)

    I originally tried a different USB port then via a USB hub. Nothing happens for either. One thing I noticed the last few times I've tried it was, in my USB hub the light flashes for a few seconds then goes out. This might mean something?

    Some other steps I've done to maybe help narrow down the issue:-

    1. Downloaded & installed the latest driver but still the same thing happens.
    2. Tried the printer in my pc laptop.
    3. tried swapping the usb cable.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

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    new MBP won't recognise my printer...
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    Are the USB ports working? Try using another USB device in them.

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    new MBP won't recognise my printer...

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    Yeh you might of stretched them inside and they've come undone. happens all the time, just buy a new one. Or use one from your external Hardrive.

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    new MBP won't recognise my printer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by techound1 View Post
    Are the USB ports working? Try using another USB device in them.
    Yeah they are working. I have an external sound card in one & a hub in the other. And of course I tried connecting directly to the USB ports.

    But I'll try a new cable now

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    new MBP won't recognise my printer...
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    I now have it working! The solution was buying a new USB cable.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys!

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