Could it be the LPT1 wire

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I am trying to get my older brother laser printer to work. I manually installed the drivers for it through my Windows XPHome, It is now listed in my printers list folder. I reset it and printed a test page from the machine itself. Now when I try to print a page, it won't print. The little icon in my system tray comes on for a couple seconds then goes out, just like it does for my other USB printer. Does XP know if the LPT1 printer is unplugged, like a USB printer. I am trying to figure out if it is the wire or the IRQ settings in my BIOS. I tried all the IRQ settings to no avail.

    Thanks in advance.

    Heeter
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Is this printer USB or does it use Parallel port? Also if you go into device manager is it listed and shown to be working properly?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks for the reply xie,

    It finally was the LPT1 parallel wire. I replaced this afternoon.

    Heeter
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Hehe, those parallel port wires can be quite evil.
    I remember them dying out almost every 6-8 months on my old printers. Thankfully, there's USB now. [​IMG]