Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

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Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by Tom » January 15th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Sorry for a Newbie question, but I am using an MP Select Mini V-2 printer and Cura 3.1.0.

No problem printing if I write to a memory card and insert it into the printer, but I cannot print directly from the computer with a (usb / mini usb) cable plugged into the mini usb port. It seems that the computer does not "see" that the printer is attached.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by GrueMaster » January 15th, 2018, 1:36 pm

You need to first figure out what Com port your printer shows up as. When you plug it in, it will show up in Windows Device Manager as a COM port (i.e. COM3). Then you can set Cura to use that port to connect to your printer.

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Re: Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by Tom » January 15th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Thanks for input
OK then....it is on COM4 but I cannot find anyplace to set Cura with that information.

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Re: Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by nallath » January 17th, 2018, 7:01 am

Cura should auto detect it. But i would not recommend printing directly from USB.

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Re: Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by Tom » January 17th, 2018, 8:33 am

Does Cura have a default port?

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Re: Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by LePaul » January 17th, 2018, 9:44 am

Seriously, I would use USB/SD Card over USB. Computers are notorious for putting USB ports on sleep mode after a duration of time.

You avoid all of those problems using the sd card/usb drive

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Re: Can't seem to print direct from my computer to printer.

Post by Tom » January 19th, 2018, 2:11 pm

OK then....thanks very much.

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