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HP Laserjet 2300 printing 5 copies

Just purchased a printer port to usb line to attach the printer to a laptop. It connects, it prints, however it prints 5 copies of everything. Only 1 copy is set to print, collate button is unchecked. Please help

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  • rcc880 Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks for the info, but it's only connected to the laptop. The parallel port goes directly to the USB port on the laptop because there isn't a parallel port on the laptop. The older version of the printer doesn't have a USB line, so a USB to USB cable wouldn't work. There is no need for several users. So, no, you didn't clarify or answer the question.

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Friend,

There shouldn't be any need for a parallel-to-USB device, since your printer has both ports - and you could use ONE of the ports for printing. One, since two ports does NOT mean that the printer can serve two PCs simultaneously. On startup, it determines which port is active and "forgets" the other.

So I would have gone for either a parallel cable (IEEE 1284 standard, no longer than 10 feet) or a USB cable, running the cable directly from PC to printer.

If there's a need for several users to access this printer, I would either have shared it from my computer (where it's physically attached) to the other users in the network - or, purchased a jetDirect network card for the printer. With a JetDirect card the printer is accessible for all users over the network regardless of which computer is switched on.

Hope this clarifies and gives an answer to your question.

//Al

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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