Question about Office Equipment & Supplies

Open Question

Geting serial printer Scribe 612 to work with my computer

Scribe 612 has cable from mini DIN to RJ-45, also adapter from RJ-45 to DB-9 or DB-25 serial.
OS is Win XP Home, SP-3
No Plug and Play, can't find any drivers for it


Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • liegnitz Nov 13, 2008

    Has anybody else had this problem? There are certainly lots of Scribe 612 around...

    It seems such a waste to use a 8 1/2 x 11 for an email that could go on a 4 x 4 or less..

    Go Green!



  • crowesam Jan 14, 2009

    Can't find anyone to support this with driver download.

  • Tommy2Guns Jan 21, 2009

    I am having the same issue of trying to get the scribe612 to work with my pc. Can not find drivers. Bought the usb to serial cable and still no luck!! Does anyone have any idea how to make scribe612's work with a windows pc or are they just old junk? Tommy2Guns


5 Suggested Answers

  • 99 Answers

SOURCE: will not plug and play

If you are using a printer on a USB port, you must configure the PORT if XP won't find it. Run the Printer Setup Wizard as a printer connected to your PC. When windows xp doesn't find it, choose to CREATE A PORT, and choose to create a local port, and name it for the printer you want to install. Follow the prompts and you should be good to go.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

  • 1011 Answers

SOURCE: Drivers For Paxar 9855


Click this link for driver.....

Click the link and below they have the list of driver. Download it....

good luck

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

SOURCE: driver

Taka9}I{e xyema, rge 6JI9gb gocmamb eToT e6y4uu' gpau'Bep!? cykuHax

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: ian_harte

Some of the credit card printer supliers sell a cable that you need. I don't know the exact pin out myself.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

  • 134 Answers

SOURCE: USB 2.0 to RJ-45 LAN Ethernet Network Adapter driver required

SMC2206USB/ETH Drivers
SMC2208USB_ETH Driver
SMC2209USB/ETH Drivers

If it's an SMC with a little luck you'll find the drivers for your specific model number, Otherwise, go to SMC Site and search for your model number. If it's not an SMC device, let me know what brand and model number it is.


Posted on Mar 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have two computers to connect to a printer. One computer uses a serial the other a parallel port. The printer has only one usb port. Is there a dual cable or adapter available to make the transition?

You won't find a cable or adapter that will allow both computers to connect simultaneously to the printer. This is because the printers would interfere with each other's signals. That said, adapters are available, but not cheap. Again, the problem is the language that each type of connector uses is different. On top of that, chances are that the printer software would not allow you to select a serial port output on the printer knowing it does not support serial port interface. Same issue with the parallel port. You apparently are using very old computers if all you have is serial or parallel port outputs. You may be able to get a USB card to install in the computer(s) to provide you with a USB interface. This would be cheaper than attempting to get a pair of adapter cables and more likely to work better as well. Often the adapter cables don't work right and will cause slow printing. Also, you CAN get a switching box that can connect two USB computer ports to a single printer.

Jan 30, 2016 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Building custom parallell adapter from j45 to b25 need colr code

If you mean DB25 connector you can try this:

RJ 45 Pin 1 to 5 Volt power
RJ 45 Pin 2 n/c
RJ 45 Pin 3 Gnd (DB Pins 18 -25)
RJ 45 Pin 4 n/c
RJ 45 Pin 5 to DB Pin 1
RJ 45 Pin 6 n/c
RJ 45 Pin 7 DB Pin 14
RJ 45 Pin 8 DB Pin 2

More info about DB-25 connector can be found here.

Jan 07, 2012 | Epson TM Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

What ethernet cable for hp designjet 5500?

Cat-5 or Cat-5e Ethernet Cable (RJ-45 connectors) with crossed connection type will work without any problem. You may also find some helpful tips HERE.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Aug 01, 2011 | HP Designjet 5500uv 60 IN Printer

1 Answer show where to plug laptop into printer

The 5P has connections in the back of the printer, left hand side, under a removable panel. The power plug is under a similar panel on the right side. (as you face the printer from the front) There are connections for appletalk and serial under that left panel but not USB. If you want to use this printer with a modern computer you will have to work from either a serial port or an ethernet converter such as the Asante. Plug the ethernet into your router or RJ 45 jack on the computer and on the Asante. Plug appletalk from the round connector on the Assante into the HP 5P. NOTE: The 5p will not work with a Mac. The 5MP printer will.

Mar 25, 2011 | HP LaserJet 5p Printer

3 Answers

How do I connect my HP 8250 Wirelessly? I have a router and a Linksys wireless-B adapter.

Make sure your router is set to accept Wireless-B connections...most aren't. Log into your router and setup wireless, using an SSID and security. Then connect with your laptop and you're good to go.

Mar 12, 2011 | HP - HP Photosmart 8250 printer

1 Answer

I recently purchased a new pc hp2009m and the cord on my lexmark e250dn does not fit my pc how can i adapt please advise. Colin

This printer has three standard ports: bi-directional parallel, USB, and ethernet (RJ-45). Most likely your previous computer had a parallel port. The simplest solution is to get a USB cable (Male type A to Male type B - 6' or less in length is recommended.) Install the software on the computer then connect the cable to the port on the back of the printer and to the computer (the square end goes to the printer and the rectangle fits the computer). The USB port is in the same area on the left side of the back of the printer as the parallel port.

Alternatively you could get a network switch and connect the printer as a networked printer. The ethernet port is near the middle of the back of the printer. has the software and drivers for support OS versions.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(Getting a bidirectional parallel to USB adapter is cludgy when you have a USB port available.)

Jul 01, 2010 | Lexmark E250dn Laser Printer

1 Answer

I just purchased a brother mfc-9440cn how do I hook it up for wirer less printing

You will need to connect an ethernet cable (RJ-45) from this printer to your router, into one of the availlable ports. The router will automatically assign an IP address to the printer.

Then all you need to do is install the software installation CD that came with it on all the computers.

The printer will work wirelessly for all computers you have installed software on, whether they are wired or wireless to the network.

Jun 14, 2010 | Brother MFC-9440CN Laser Printer

2 Answers

Want to connect to my computer

What connector/interface does your PC has
9-pin or 25-pin connector

If it has 9-pin connector: use the following:
DB-9 RS-232 Serial Connection
DB-25 RS-232 Serial Connection

If it has 25-pin connector: use the following:
DB-25 Serial Connection
DB-25 RS-232 Serial Connection

If you are configuring the computer to use an RS-422A serial port, you need a special cable. Contact the computer or printer network manufacturer to see if an RS-422A cable is available. If no cable is available, contact your computer manufacturer for your computer pin assignments and have a cable constructed.

The default configuration for the serial port on the printer is for RS-232C serial communication. To set the printer to use RS-422A serial communication, change the control panel Serial Menu’s SERIAL setting to SERIAL=RS-422.

Oct 29, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

1 Answer


Some of the credit card printer supliers sell a cable that you need. I don't know the exact pin out myself.

Feb 20, 2008 | VeriFone PRINTER 250 RS232C INTERFACE

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

482 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

100405 Answers


Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers


Level 3 Expert

66744 Answers

Are you an Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides