I was given the above. I have an adapter cord to connect it via the printer. I also have a connector cord to attach it usb. I cannot figure out how to get the bios to recognize it so that the software can see it.
It is model MP7060SE. I have contacted Ricoh, and searched other places but still not success. My system is a Dell SFF GX150.
Now just to make it interesting I purchased a SCSI card, but the connector is the small one and the connector on the cdrw is like a printer connector (a wide one-(50) I do not know if there is an adaptor for the cords. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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If you are getting no lights then it is most likely a power problem. Does it make a difference on what port it is plugged into? Do the USB ports work with other devices such as printer, thumb drive? Does the adapter work in another computer?
Carefully check the USB connector. Many times what happens is the connector gets stressed and breaks it connections inside. If the adapter is out of warranty, you have nothing to loose after the above steps by opening the case and inspecting the connector. If it is in warranty, and the above steps do not help, return for repair or replacement.
It really depends on the specific printer interface you have!
Newer printers can be attached to a Desktop or Notebook via the USB interface (small connector as for mouse).
Older printers, and 'commerciall' high speed printers, have a 'parallel' printer interface (large connector - LPT port) that will connect to a desktop (or higher end laptop) with a parallel (LPT) printer port. If you need a LPT connection, a USB to LPT converter can be used ... but a newer USB connected printer may be a cheaper alternative in this case!
What device do you need a cord for? The Mad Dog Dominator given above is an internal IDE CD/DVD drive. Thus it can be connected to a 4 pin peripheral molex connector to the power supply and a 40 pin IDE ribbon cable. Some USB/SATA/IDE devices will be able to connect to the drive for external use (since it is a full size 5 1/4" drive). Similarly, you can find some USB external device enclosures that will work with the IDE connect.
There are IDE to SATA converters that you can add to connect the drive to a computer with no IDE port on the motherboard. (There are also power adapters to convert a SATA power connector to the 4 pin in the rare case that you do not have a free 4 pin connector. However, a 4-pin y-connector is usually a better choice).
All of the above items are available from most computer supply shops.
I wish that I could be of more help.
Cindy Wells (external hard drives currently can have one or more of the following connectors: USB 2.0, e-SATA, Firewire, ethernet, or USB 3.0. The USB 2.0 is the most common. A standard USB cable (A/B) is the usual one for a USB 2.0. These are also available at most computer shops. Look at the device and the size of the opening to determine the cable end needed. Standard B is a square end with beveled corners. Usually a text or icon on the device will indicate the port type.)
This printer connect to USB port, cord for it is about 1.8m (6') long, on one end it have flat connector, this connector will go to your USB port on the back of your computer (check which way! one side have connector, it should slip easy into the port!), another end is more on the square side (tapered sides on one edge!), this square bit is connecting to your printer, again, align cable correctly to the port!
Please visit this site to have look how USB cable looks:
To install this printer correctly:
1. remove printer from the box, remove all packing and tapes (about 100miles of tape all around.... :-)), follow instruction how to set up your printer from attached booklet 2. install software (drivers) on your computer, 3. connect printer to power 4. when called, connect usb cable to printer and computer. 5. finish installation and reboot computer
Hope this will help you setting up the printer, let us know how succesfull you were!
I have the same problem...Epson does not work with a parallel to usb cable or adapter. If you still want to use this printer you will have to use the parallel port or change the interface on the printer to USB.
the USB port on the back became loose. its common on that series. the ONLY thing you could do, is to take apart the printer (find the screws, they're torx, you'll figure it out while you watch TV) and once you get to the main board, buy a soldering iron at the $1 store and heat up the connections. At most, you may have to buy a little bit of solder for $3 at radio shack. once you do that, the printer works perfectly for a very long time!
I'm not really sure what you're asking. If your problem is that your scanner has an "outdated" connector and you want to try to connect it to your PC via USB ports, the only sensible answer, given the prices of scanners, is to buy a new scanner. Your old scanner, if it is not USB, is probably a SCSI connector device. Do a Google search exactly like this "USB to SCSI adapter cable" and you'll see a lot of results. Cables generally seem to range from $20 to $100. Even if you get the scanner connected, there is a very high probability that there will not be any drivers available that will work with the new computer and cable. All-in-all, a new scanner, even a cheap one, is the way to go IMO, and will give you better scans to boot.
Check for paper jammed inside the printer. Check usb adapter is connected, if not printer does not turn on. however you can make a engine test page by pressing a button inside hole located in lower right side when you are behind the printer (below usb adapter)... If anything does not work, your printer is over now..