Many hardware and software issues prevent HP printer and scanner to recognize in PC, majorly, it happens due to errors in drivers, issue with USB cable, and USB port on your computer. Old operating system, software associated with HP printers and scanner also cause the problem. While physical errors can be dismantled by inserting and re-inserting the cables but if error relates to software, you need an expert advice. We bring you a list of issue that may happen with your HP printers & scanners and how to resolve them without taking technician support on HP support.
USB Cable errors
The USB cable you are using to connect your computer to your PC may be too long, that exceeds data travel time, and printer and scanner do not recognize by computer. Try to insert short cable, less than 10 feet. If you are unable to do this step, you must call at toll free hp Printer support Number 1-800-510-7358 for immediate help.
While you buy a USB cable confirm if it can transfer data 12 megabits per second or more, USB cable that transfer data in fewer transfer rates often did not recognize by new HP printers and scanners.
Make sure you check the cable start to end, if you found any physical damage, replace it, sometimes, cable gets molded inside and the user wonders about breakage, check carefully before you buy the cable.
You might have witnessed that after a prolonged period of time, a cable loses to its connecting point, mostly, it happens with the mobile charger. Make sure to push USB cable to the both connecting point and re-insert the cable.
Some old operating system does not support USB devices, such as window 95 and other older version, make sure when you buy a cable read the manual of supported devices.
A Laptop or computer built with multi USB port, make sure all the ports are active and enabled, to confirm whether all the ports are active, go to the windows task bar and select the device manager from properties, expend the universal serial bus controller and right click on each USB hub.