The printer will not print. Tried it in both USB and parallel. Computer screen shows it printing. On print command the green light flashes as if it were printing then goes to normal but paper was not moved. Computer thinks it printed.
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Re: Does not print
Eratliff, As someone mentioned on one of my last responses "have you checked to see if the rollers roll. Using latex/rubber glove make sure the rollers are moving." What was the last thing the printer did before it wouldn't print? Was there a paper jam? or even just a small piece of paper stuck in the rollers. Have you uninstalled all the printer drivers and make sure any copies of the printer is deleted from printer properties. Go to this site: http://printer.konicaminolta.com/support/current_printers/pp1350w_sup.htm#drivers
and download and install the latest and greatest drivers. Also make sure your machine is up to date.
Otherwise you may need ot take it in or...
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The Epson works fairly well with XP. It is to be connected to
a parallel port, usually LPT1
using an IEEE certified parallel printer cable. The computer BIOS
setting is best set for standard parallel port, SPP, bi-directional port
or similar. If possible, do not set it to ECP or EPP or ECP & EPP.
The only native driver for the printer is on the Windows CP CD. Install
using the Add Printer wizard.
The Epson LQ-860 drivers, and a few others, can be used. Using these
drivers, you will discover that the printer actually has some resident
fonts (in printer ROM) that are not accessible from the Stylus
driver. However, with this driver, graphics printing quality is
Windows 9x drivers _cannot be used_.
Let us know.
"the_best_of_fools" <email@example.com> wrote in
:I have an Epson stylus color 600 I can't get to work with Windows XP.
: printer worked fine with my old Mac.
: I've tried everything I could and nothing is working. The printer is
: connected to
: the computer via parallel LPT1 port. I've installed the WindowsXP
: for this printer model (the Epson drivers are too old and not
: computer doesn't detect the new hardware with Plug and Play when
: (don't know why) so I had to manually Add Hardware (Printer Port) with
: Hardware Wizard. I'm not sure how to recognize if the LPT1 port is
: not and set up properly in the BIOS? I read something about having to
: parallel port to ESP or ECP depending on the printer's requirement
: don't know) in the BIOS?
: Everytime I send a test page or print from a command prompt or WordPad
: nothing happens for 1-2 minutes and then I get a "Printer Out of
: message in the pop-up. Of course, the printer has enough paper (and I
: print a sefl-test page from the printer). I also tried with another
: cable and it still doesn't work. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling
: printer's driver many time and it's still not printing.
If you tell it to print and the item goes into your Que for printing. In that screen click on the printer tab... In the drop down verify that the "Use Printer OffLine" does NOT have a check mark next to it.
Turn off your printer and completely unplug the USB cable (from both the printer and the computer). Next check if the stopped document or the later documents are in the print spooler queue. If you can cancel all documents from the queue, do so. Otherwise: from Start Run (or the command prompt) type: net stop spooler [enter] then type: net start spooler [enter]
This works in XP and older MS Operating Systems but I've never tried it in Vista.
If you only enter the first command, you need to reboot the computer and then take a long coffee break after logging in before trying to print again.
Have you tried the following steps?
1. Power off your computer.
2. Power off the printer and remove the power cord.
3. Check the cable connection between the printer and the computer to make sure it isn't loose.
4. Put the power cord back in the printer and power it up. Do all lights show up as normal? Green? Or are some flashing?
5. Power on your computer.
6. Under the printers folder, right click the installed printer and go to properties. Print a test page.
How is the printer connected? USB or parallel port?
I've not worked with one of these cables before, but here's what I would do: Right-click on the printer icon and go to properties. You'll be looking for the tab that says "ports." Open that tab and see what port the computer thinks it's using for the printer. Chances it says it's using a parallel port, but it is in fact, using a USB port. I can't tell you which to choose without looking at what you see, but I think you might find one that makes reference to a USB port with a parallel connection of some type. Try clicking on that and see if your situation improves.
Does the printer show up when you unplug it from the USB port and plug it back in? Does it say New Hardware or Printer found?
Does it print from a parallel port or does your computer have one?
Unlikely the cable since I have used those on that product before.
If it will print from a computer parallel to parallel, I would suspect the cable obviously.
You can take the back off the printer and reseat the board, and connectors.
What happens when you popo the printer itself?