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printer port problem!!!!

By rebelyuz ·
my printer's ok but i guess there's something wrong with the port.there are no IRQ conflicts,the settings are properly cofigured and cables properly attached,no problem with the driver either.what's buggin me is when i start to print,my pc can't seem to detect it.maybe it's a connection problem with my port.help me out.

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by Ann777 In reply to printer port problem!!!!

What printer make and manufacturer?

If this is a multifunction printer (fax, scanner, printer, copier, etc)... then you have to use the cable that was provided with the printer (a standard printer cable may not work).

What OS version?

Some drivers do not work with some OSes.

Has the printer ever worked?
If yes, then what changed?
If no, then the printer itself may have a problem.

You have to narrow down the parameters. If you think that it's a connection problem between the computer parallel port and the printer, then see if any other printer works with that cable. See if you can get the same printer/cable to work on another computer with another OS.

I've seen computers with parallel ports fried and it's not a major expense to install a PCI card that will add LPT possibilities (and COM ports as well). You might want to purchase this and test the printer on a daughterboard port or the other possibility of having the port tested and replaced if necessary (onthe systemboard).

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by rebelyuz In reply to printer port problem!!!!

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by TheChas In reply to printer port problem!!!!

Most 'modern' printers require that the printer port be set to ECS/ESS mode.

Check in BIOS settings that the port is set to the correct mode.

You can also check the printer port properties from Device Manager / Ports.

Chas

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by EDSDave In reply to printer port problem!!!!

Try the ECP\EPP in the Bios Parallel port settings.

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