No Status "Printer not connected" from Magicard Printer Driver

Modified on Mon, 5 Sep, 2022 at 9:09 AM

NOTE! Before proceeding with the instructions below, you MUST be logged onto the PC with local admin rights

(computer administrator)


Ensure the latest driver is installed ( currently V2.0.43.0)

USB Hub / Controller Power Management;

Go to Device Manager (you must have local admin rights).

Expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers.

On each item which is a USB hub, or USB Hub controller;

Double-click on it.

If it has a Power Management tab, select it. If not, ignore and move on through the list.

Un-tick the box next to ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’

Do this for all items which have a power management tab.

User Permissions (Security tab);

In Devices & Printers, right-click on << Magicard Printer Model >> (V2) Choose Printer Properties.

Please check the following;

Printer Properties -> Security

Ensure all user groups (including Everyone, Creator / Owner, etc.) have the following permissions;


Manage Printer

Manage Documents

(TIP – only click Apply at the end rather than for each group individually)

Apply all changes.

Next, check the following;

Printer Properties -> Ports

Ensure bidirectional support is ticked (this is needed by the status monitor)

Once the above is OK.

If the bidirectional support doesn’t ‘stick’ (you go back into Printer Properties -> Ports and it is un-ticked again);

Restart the spooler service.

Run Command Prompt (CMD) as admin,

Type the following commands;

net stop spooler

net start spooler

Try again to set the bidirectional support tick box in Printer Properties → Ports.

It should ‘stick’ this time!

Check the printer has Status;

Printing Preferences -> Printer Status

There should be no further issues with normal User accounts once the above settings have been made.

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