I had temporary use of a wireless network and so connected the v305 printer through it. No I want to connect again trough a USB cable. Problem is my Inspiron (Vista Home Basic) somehow thinks it's connected to a USB Mass Storage Device - Drive(F:), and do not recognize it. How I can print again through a UBS cable? Should I uninstall and reinstall the printer? If yes, please provide relevant information. Thanks.
uninstall old driver and software package from start>control panel>uninstall program
then re install from disk that came with printer or download from manafacturer
thats a standard answer
but first try changing port of printer from control panel > hardware printer > right click on printer > properties > ports > make sure checked off for USB
also make sure it is the default printer
Hope I helped
Let me know if it worked
Unfortunately it didn't work. I had reached a dialog:
Connect Your Printer
(.) Connect USB Cable Now
It may take a moment for the computer to recognize your printer after you connect the cable.
The [Next] continues to be gray for several minutes...
Now when I connect the USB cable the printer wakes up but the computer says it cannot find it.
The things I suspect may have gotten wrong are:
1. I had problems after installing the optional R170196.exe driver. How do I remove it?
2. I have the installation disc but cannot find the written directions that came with it. Can I download them from somewhere?
3. I have refilled the black cartridge (and during the installation I did not install the ink meter) and the printer has been thinking it is out of alignment. When, however, i copy something it comes out OK. Could this interfere with the connection?
a couple of thoughts
on printer menu on the printer itself there should be a alignment procedure that can be run
the manafacturer website under support should have a manual you can download using adobe reader which adobe is a free download also it will let you view it as html which is a webpage view though if you do it using adobe reader which uses a .pdf format it will be easier in the future to print
as far as the driver removal that is tough.
There is driver cleaner programs for free on the internet just be careful and scan it with a good antivirus program
what you could try is to do a system restore to a point when it worked on the usb
go to start >programs>accessories>system tools> system restore and restore to a date previous to using the wireless
one warning is that you would lose any programs installed since that date you restored from also possibly stuff like pictures and documents so you have to decide it you want to risk that
before you do that go to control panel and choose add hardware option and see if it recognises it also try add printer option under control panel and see it recognises the printer
also try using different usb ports than the one u were using
i probably wont be able to reply for a while because of family obligations so i wish you the best
After resting for a couple of months, I tried to install again the printer. Now I have some more specific results:
I inserted the USB cable from the printer to the computer:
Found new hardware - Insert disk that came ect.
I inserted the disc:
Dell v305 installation
(.) I agree
Install additional software
[ ] install ink management system to order ink
Select connection type
(.) USB connection
Connect your printer
(.) connect USB cable now (it was already connected!)
it may take a moment for the computer to recognize your printer after you connect the cable
The Next remains grayed out for a long time!
I click the Safely remove hardware and remove the cable.
I tried to plug the cable at another USB port with same results.
I click the x to close the installation.
Are you sure you want to exit installateion?
The installation icon at the taskbar says: your device is ready to use!
I insert the again cable.
Of course the Savely remove hardwae icon appears!
I try to print a text document from the notepad.
Some time passes. Then these 2 dialogs appear:
Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unbusual way, Please contact the application's support team for more information,
jPrinter status window interface has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
The procedure is simple. Disconnect your printer. Uninstall your printer,.
Restart your computer.
Download the proper drivers from Dell's website. Make sure the computer is online for additional updates. Once the printer is installed, you'll get a message, the printer is not connected. Connect the printer at this time powered on.
More information on installing the printer can be found at...
Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks
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