In this article we are going to explain how to Troubleshoot a USB Printer Connection. If your computer is unable to find your printer during installation or Printer Offline message displays when trying to print, you can follow this step by step guide to troubleshoot USB printer connectivity issue.

Steps to fix not detecting printertroubleshoot a USB printer Connection

  1. Firstly, Switch off your Computer and printer.
  2. Now remove USB cable from printer and Computer:
  3. Now check the cable thoroughly, if there is any damage, please replace the USB cable and plug it again into the If doesn’t work then
  4. If did not work then, disconnect the printer’s USB cable from the computer and plug it into a different port on the computer than you used previously. (Do not use any USB hub, switch or dock).
  5. Reboot your computer and check whether the issue is resolve or not.
  6. Now Check if your Printer is working or not.
  7. If it’s not working yet and your cable is completely fine, please measure your USB cable, if its bigger than 9 feet (2.74 meters), kindly replace it and use a short cable.
  8. If the step 7 did not work for you then try to uninstall the USB driver from the device manger.
    Uninstall USB devices
  9. Reboot your computer once.
  10. Now Switch On your computer and the printer and check whether it connects and try to print.

Now it should connect and you should be able to print. Click here to go to the HP article. Thank you.

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Question: My pc can't detect my Brother dcp t300 printer. During driver installation, 'next' option is blurred even after printer's power is on and usb cable connected to pc port.

Answer: Try the following solutions:

  1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the printer's USB cable should be unplugged when you are going to install the printer. This is important. Do plug in your printer and make sure it is turned on only when the installer will ask you to do that.
  2. Switch your printer USB cable to another port on your computer.
  3. Do a power drain on your printer.
  4. Uninstall the USB drivers from the "device manager"
  5. Create a new user profile on your computer and try to install the driver on a new user profile account. Make sure the new user profile should have administrative privileges.

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