My Computer Won't Connect to My Kodak 3250 Printer

Updated February 21, 2017

The Kodak 3250 is an all-in-one printer that works with any Windows-based computer system. It specialises in printing photo-quality prints of digital pictures you have captured. If the computer is not detecting your Kodak 3250 printer, however, you do need to perform a few troubleshooting steps to determine what exactly is causing the problem.

Check the USB cable. The USB cable must be completely inserted into both the printer and the computer. If the cable is loose, the system may not detect the hardware.

Disconnect the USB cable running into the printer. The USB port may not accept the data signal from the Kodak 3250 printer. Correct this by insert the cable into a different USB port on the computer system.

Power down the printer and the computer, then turn the computer back on. When the computer has booted up, power the Kodak 3250 back on. Occasionally a computer does not detect connected hardware when first starting up, so rebooting the system fixes the issue.

Install the provided driver for the Kodak 3250 printer on your computer. Without the installed driver you are unable to connect to the printer. Insert the driver installation CD into the disc drive of the computer, then follow the prompts to install the driver. Restart the computer for the driver to take effect.

Things You'll Need

  • USB data cable
  • Driver installation CD
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