Dead Printer Port?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by afrodeziak, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. afrodeziak

    afrodeziak Guest

    I have this problem where everytime I stick a 25pin printer cable into my printer port, my computer stalls and if it's in there already the computer won't even boot up. The printer port was working like 5 months ago....

    The board I have is an ABIT KR7A

    I've tried 3 different DB25 cables and all had the same result.

    TIA
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    is this with or without a printer on the other end of the cable?

    if with, try taking the printer off to make sure the printer isn't what's causing a short or something.

    if without, try changing the parrallel port settings in your bios.
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Just for the heck of it look into the connectors on the computer, on the cable (both ends) and the printer. Make sure no pins are bent and that nothing crawled in and died.