I have a compaq computer and a HP 4280 all in one printer with paralell port connection and i also want to install a Samsung 2510 laser printer that has a usb connection.so how do i install and make this work?
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Re: how do i install 2 different printers
It shouldn't be a problem at all. Follow the setup CD that came with your printers. You may have to enable the parallel port through the BIOS Setup if it isn't already. Remember when you setup the 4280 that it will be connected to the LPT1 port.
Install the 4280 driver. Make this your Parallel connected printer. Then install the Samsung by clicking add printer, then when prompted for a port, click USB (USB001). After you load the drivers, just simply select which printer you want to send the document to. Once you successfully load the drivers, you will be prompted to print a test page. If you get a test page from both printers after loading the driver(s), you have installed them correctly.
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The Lexmark X2650 appears to have one or more USB port.
click "View more specs"
Near the bottom, you will see:
USB Compatible with USB 2.0 Specification (Type B)
The compaq cq61, being a modern laptop (runs Windows 7), would undoubtedly come with one or more USB ports. The cable you would want is a USB cable with an "A" connector on one end and a "B" connector on the other end. (sometimes referred to as a USB A/B or A to B cable). 6 ft is standard length for a printer cable, but if you are placing the printer further away than typical, you will need to purchase a longer cable. If you google "USB printer cable", this is the type of cable you will find. I see some for 1 or 2 dollars, but I know you can get better quality ones for more. The 1-2 dollar ones would probably work just fine, though.
send a test print from the driver.
check the connection configuration.
if connect with serial port (check seting from the port (THE SPEED HAVE TO BE THE SAME)
if connect with USB, if necessery, install the driver again and test.
if necessery flash the firmware and test (worst case scenario)
if can't comunicate and if using paralel port:
check if the fuse next to the paralel port is burn ( on the logic board.). replace it.
dont forget to unplug the power cable and the comunication cable.
There might be a problem with your computer as well. Try printing with paralell cable to make sure the interface works at all. If the patalell-port works fine, try updating the printers firmware. Still problems ? Try with a different computer. If if works fine with another computer, then you know theres something wrong with your first computer. Good luck.
Try changing the LPT port mode in the BIOS- there should be like SPP, EPP, ECP. As I recall there are different drivers for USB and Parallel and I don't think Serial is supported. If you installed HP drivers, Uninstall and use the Windows drivers.
how did u connect the printer, (USB, Paralell, Network), if it is usb and is connected to a pc it must appear, if doesn't u may have a motherboard problem, if it is paralell or network, u must instal the printer as a paralel printer and if it is a network after u install it u must change the port to a IP port.