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USB problems caused by external hardware

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  • Wireless
  • USB
  • Printers
  • Components
Last response: in Components
April 22, 2010 10:52:03 AM

Hello, I have been having trouble with USB ports not functioning (wireless dongle not configuring or dropping out, scanner not working etc). I have finally traced this to my Canon iP4600 printer having power on (including auto switch off). To avoid a reboot after using the printer I have to disable my wireless connection before turning on the printer (scanner is normally off).
Is there a better solution?
System is a Dell Dimension 2400 running Windows XP sp3.

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April 22, 2010 4:51:53 PM

Hello,

Have you tried using a different USB cable for your printer? I've seen bad USB cables locking up computers, and a simple swap out with a new cable fixed everything.
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April 29, 2010 11:51:47 AM

Best answer selected by stephenpike.
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April 29, 2010 11:54:11 AM

Chainzsaw said:
Hello,

Have you tried using a different USB cable for your printer? I've seen bad USB cables locking up computers, and a simple swap out with a new cable fixed everything.


Thanks Chainzsaw. Should have thought of that. Problems seem to have disappeared and all is now working correctly.
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April 29, 2010 5:51:53 PM

Sweet dude. No problem. Thank you for the best answer!
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