Troubleshoot your USB printer issues
If you have installed your printer over a USB connection & your PC doesn’t detect your printer, then what you need is first turn off both your computer & your printer. Then, check if your cable is properly connected. Then restart your PC & the printer.
The given steps will make the picture clearer-
Step 1- Turn off your PC
Step 2- Turn off your printer
Step 3- Remove the USB wire from your PC.
Step 4- Check your USB wire if it is in proper condition or not.
Step 5- If the USB wire is not in proper condition, then you’re advised to change it.
Step 6- Measure the length of the USB wire.
Step 7- If the length is greater than 3 metres (or 9 ft. 10 inches), then replace it with a new USB wire within the prescribed length.
Step 8- Choose a different USB port to connect the USB wire.
Step 9- It is advised to choose a USB 2.0 (or above) port.
Step 10- In case you’re using a USB hub, you can connect the USB wire directly into your PC’s port.
Step 11- Ensure that the USB wire is properly connected to the printer & the computer.
Step 12- Boot your PC now.
Step 13- Wait until your PC finishes up the startup process.
Step 14- Switch on your printer.
Step 15- In case you’re using Windows OS, wait for your PC until it finishes the installation process.
Step 16- In case you’re using MAC OS, add your printer to the list of devices.