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USB to 25pin Female Parallel Printer Adapter Cable PI3A

By sjstent ·
I bought this cable ro use on canon printer bjc4200 and a canon bjc255sp.
I cant get it to work printer spits mixed type winxp wont install should be plug and play all my setting seem to be ok any ideas on what i can do also bought cable for direct from printer to usb but that was the same problem

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Time Warp problem maybe...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to USB to 25pin Female Paral ...

I think you MAY be attempting the impossible but there are a few possibilities.

Most of the old bubblejets were manufactured long before XP and as such you are probably suffering from bad printer drivers.

The idea that XP can handle 'legacy' routines is all well and good - if you can find the drivers to back up the claim.

I suggest you try this link for the 'bjc 4200':

For the 'bjc 225sp' I suggest you try either:

Let me know if these work.

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by TheChas In reply to USB to 25pin Female Paral ...

Canon printers of these series required direct communications to the PC over a bi-directional parallel port. They would not even work with most local printer sharing appliances, including automatic switches because they only supported the data to the printer function.

Also, depending on the OS, and what driver you are using, the driver may be having trouble with the virtual printer port through the USB port.

My best recommendation would be to install a parallel port card in the computer so that the Canon driver can work directly with the port.


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