Printer Not Detected Automatically

  • Check whether the printer is turned on.
  • For the first time setup, you can prefer connecting the printer and computer through a wired connection.
  • If the printer has a USB port, connect the printer and computer using a USB cable.
  • If you have installed an older version of the printer driver, remove it and install the latest version now check the printer not automatically detected issue.
  • To do so, open the Control Panel window and go to Programs and Features.
  • Now, select the printer driver you want to remove. Click on the Uninstall a program option.
  • When prompted for confirmation, click Yes.
  • Now, download the latest version of the printer driver.
  • Go to the official printer’s website to download the latest version.
  • Choose your operating system under the Downloads tab.
  • Now, click on the Download button next to the driver.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to run the installation wizard.
  • Continue with the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
  • If you are still facing the printer not detected issue, verify whether the printer is offline.
  • Launch the Devices and Printers window from the Start menu.
  • Right-click on the printer and select the See what’s printing option from the displayed list.
  • If the printer is not a default printer, select the Set as default printer option from the displayed list.
  • If you can’t find the printer, select the Add a printer or scanner option under Printers and scanners.
  • Now, you can easily add the printer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the printer is added, restart the printer. 
  • If the issue persists, run the troubleshooter to fix the issue.
  • You can now easily print from your computer after fix the printer not automatically detected issue.
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.