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PCI parallel LPT2 recognized not workng

By Casemaker ·
I have a client with a Gateway pc that is two or three years old.Running W98, not sure what model, I dont have it with me. I wanted to connect two printers to the pc. The LPT1 parallel port is working fine and the two printers will work using it. The printers are Epson Color 640 and Epson Stylus Color 1520. When I install the PCI Parallel card it installs correctly and is recognized in Device Manager and shows no conflicts. Neither printer will work from this card. The error on the screen is out of paper for the 1520 and the 640 brings up the print management screen but does not print. I have tried changing the resources , no different. Both printers work on LPT1 and both do not work on LPT2.

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by kannuvappa_ngr In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

Hi

Check the CMOS setup first.
Otherwise, visually analyze the motherboard for any damage occurs.

-Kadar-

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by Casemaker In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

Thank You!

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by Casemaker In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

User Deleted, You say check CMOS first. what am I looking for in CMOS that needs to change.
Thank You

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

Actually I think your problem here is the PCI LPT card as it is most likely set to a format that isn't reconised by the printer like EPP/ECP or something similar. I've had the same problems with som LPT cards and to date the only fix that I've foundwas to place the different printers on different computers and share them across the network. Sorry I know it's not much help if there isn't a network involved. The other option is to invest in one of those cheap printer switches and runn them both off the LPT1 port through the switch. A bit messy but effective.

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by Casemaker In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

Thank You!

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by TheChas In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

As ColLuck suggests, make sure the new printer card is a full fledged ECP/EPP card.

Usually, you configure these cards using the on-board jumpers, or a utility on the setup disk.

If the card is a "standard" or "bi-directional" mode only, it won't work with ANY modern printer.

Chas

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by Casemaker In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

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by glyall In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

try using a AB switch box.
switch to A to print to one
switch to B to print to the other.
you be able to find one cheap.

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by Casemaker In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

Thank You!

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by dragononedon In reply to PCI parallel LPT2 recogn ...

Just a suggestion, if one of them can be plugged into a USB this should work without a pci card. But if the PCI card is the way you want to go, check for new drivers, and move the card to another slot. Also uninstall the drivers and reinstall them. If the prob. still exists. It could be the card is not compatible with the board. (check connction for LPT2 to make sure that connection is valid on card.) Then check with manufacturer for any known problems with card.

Good Luck

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