I am using Parallel connection to install the printer.
I try to install on several PC (1 to 1) (all PC are using Win XP).
I found that 1 of the PC cant display printer status correctly.
Even I change Parallel connection to SPP but it is useless.
I would like to know why it is happen and what the solution for it.
thanks for help.
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Re: Epson TM-U220D Printer Status
On the PC that will not display printer status correctly, pls run MSCONFIG (start, run, type "msconfig", OK); in the System Configuration Utility Window, click on the tab Startup, see if the EPSON Status Monitor is present and checked.
If it is not present, check if you have Lavasoft Ad-Watch or similar program running. This prevents the EPSON Status Monitor from registering and running correctly. If such a program is running, temporarily remove Automatic setting and reinstall the EPSON Status Monitor. Accept any registry modification at this point. Restore all settings once installation is finished.
If still a no go, try wiggling the parallel connector a bit and make sure it is snug and fit.
If all else fails, you may have to consider:
Installing to only 1 PC, share and make it a print server assuming you have networked all your PCs; or
re-installing Windows (Ouch!)
Hope things work out for you. Pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.
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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.
The problem by doing this is that not all Parallel to USB cables work right out of the box with your equipment.
What you need to do first is make sure that your computer sees the device through the cable. Then when it prompts you for the drivers for the printer install the driver set (parallel) the connection should not matter at this point. However the step of the computer detecting the device first is very important.
Are you confident this is using a parallel interface?
The ones I used to work with used a 25pin to 9pin serial connection. The 25 pin connection on the printer is the same as a parrallel port on a PC, but if you think of a normal parallel lead the printer should use a 'centronics' connector to conform to this. I think you may need a 25pin to 9pin serial lead which aren't very common but plenty of people should still make them.
I had the same problem with the user intervention required status on the printer. I tries reinstalling it several times through the Epson Driver Utility but got the same message each time. I got it to work after making two change but do not know which one (if either) got it to work. First i uninstalled the printer driver through Add/Remove Programs and not through the Driver Utility. I also set Dip switch 1-1 to on which enables auto line feed with parallel interface, with other interfaces this switch changes other things.
You can connect it using a SERIAL NULL MODEM cable, You can download the driver from epsonexpert.com after you register they will send you username and password to login, go to technical resources and select printer model and download the APD304E driver