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Data Cord Problem

Actually I have bought a new laptop but printer using 6L having comport but laptop has a USB so how can i connect my printer with laptop or any type of USB data cord is available in the market

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You need a Centronics to USB Cable

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I think you mean usb to parallel....and the answer is maybe.

Usb to parallel adapters don't always work with all printers. Buy one from a store that will let you return it if it doesn't work. Make sure you install the drivers for the adapter as per the instructions that come with it.

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I bought a Laseret 6L and a usb adaptor cord to replace the parellel port connection on the computer end. I've tried every suggestion regarding ports, but nothing works. The test page prints OK, but...


I've heard there is special software needed to do the USB to parallel conversion. We have a customer using a LJ 1000 with this hook up and there is supposed to be a driver/conversion software that handles the issue. Here is a good discussion that may have some solutions for you.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1268956879623+28353475&threadId=1087380

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I eed to know which port to connect to to use usb


I had this problem as well. I loaded the drivers for the USB to Serial Adapter and the drivers for the SiPix printer, left the adapter cable plugged in and rebooted my pc. After powering my PC back up I went back into the SiPix printer properties and another com port (5) showed up in the list of com ports. This was the port I needed and the printer woks great!! now your comport may be different depending on which USB port you have your SiPix connected to. This worked for me. Hope it helps you out!!

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It can be done tested by Thoo personally 6L printer prints well on vista too
The printer end should be connected to 25 pin parallel cable, converted to the USB on the notebook end of the wiring
To solve your printing problems locate vista driver, since i have tested vista works fine on HP 6L printers
make sure you select the correct O/S and assign in to the USB virtual port 05
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=14974&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25476
After installing my vista can print perfectly well on test printout
Advise from http://www.bebo.com/andythoo
Technical support specialist: Thoo Wai Kiat

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I just purchased a laptop with XP Home. I have an HP Laserjet 6L which does not have a USB connection. So I installed a "USB to IEEE 1284 Parallel Printer Cable." The computer found the...


Power OFF both Printer AND Computer.
Boot up computer.
Insert the USB cable into a port.
WIN XP will recognize and install needed software.
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Attached the USB cord to the printer.
Power up the Printer
Next configure the Printer . . .
ø Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes
ø Right-click on HP LaserJet 6L
ø Properties
ø Ports
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o Select this, if not already done
o Apply

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If you previously were using a parallel connection for the G85 you will need a USB cable.

If your laptop is running Vista the G85 will work as a printer, I do not think there is a scanner driver for Vista for the G85. The G85 print driver is built into VIsta, you only need to turn on the printer and install the USB to have the printer automatically installed.

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Bob Headrick, MS MVP Printing/Imaging


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My HP LaserJet 6L Won't Print on new HP/Vista PC


Use any printer parallel 25pin convertor to USB cable and connect it to pc or notebook
Connect both ends from pc to 6L printer
Go to website to choose the correct O/S driver for installation
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=14974&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=25476
Use virtual USB port005 for printer 6L
Bi-directional option can be ticked
Click apply and ok
Unplug and replug the USB cable
Try printing a test page,

I have tried it, the vista download drivers works on vista, no problems in printing at all, advise from http://www.bebo.com/andythoo




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Get it cleaned in paper sensor area and check up the drivers as well as data cable which connects, the pc and printer. Change the data cable if necessary. Give me feedback so that may be some more help can be provided.

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