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Could it be the LPT1 wire


Overclocked Like A Mother
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.



- geek -
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?
Heeter said:
Thanks for the reply xie,

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

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.

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