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PagePro 1250W-USB to Parallel cable converter does not work

Just purchase a new computer that does not carry a parallel port to connect it to my Minolta PagePro 1250W printer.  Purchased a converter cable to solve the problem, however the printer still does not work.  Any sugestions?

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If your new computer has Vista, you need to download and install new Vista drivers,

Download drivers here.

Follow instructions here km vista instruct v2.pdf

1250e setup e.pdf

This printer has USB port, that is faster than LPT1 parallel port, and does not need an adapter, Use the USB port and cable and do not use any adapter, just a regular USB cable.
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If for some reason you need to use a parallel port and adapter, read below, otherwise do only the above.

First ensure that the driver for the LPT adapter is properly installed, and that you have an LPT port on the computer.
Then re-install the printer drivers using the printer disk, verify that drivers are compatible with your new system.

Here is an example of adapter, I guess it is similar to the one you are using.

SATO 11S000154 External USB to Parallel Adapte

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Reinstall drivers here are the downloads.
http://onyxftp.mykonicaminolta.com/download/SearchResults.aspx?productname=1250%20w
Also you can get the manuals here to help walk you through.
http://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/content/support/supporthome.html

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Jyackle5 Jan 20, 2009

    If you look at first link with the drivers the 3rd obne doun is for the usb port driver.

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Have you downloaded the rivers for the printer? you need them to make the printer work and it could be whats causing the problem

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I take it this is a lead that connects the parallel port on the printer to a USB port? Did the adaptor come with any drivers and have you installed them?

Try a different USB port and make sure you are connecting direct to the PC and not through a USB hub.

These "adaptors" are a workround and not always reliable I'm afraid

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Have you installed the printer drivers for it ?

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Jan 21, 2009

    there are two types of cable... straight thru or serial... printers use serial cables i believe... is that the type of cable you purchased ?



    Robert

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Try just a straight usb printer cable

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    James Bradburn Jan 20, 2009

    also does the printer have the proper driver disc with it. If so you need to install the drivers. If driver are installed, try the program drivermax. It works wonders.

    www.drivermax.com




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