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Communication problem I had to purchase a new printer cable for my printer, it is a 25 pin cable with a usb into the computer. Now I recieve an error message "communication error" and I can not figure this issue out. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks, M.

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    check all connections and make sure all devices are on. if power has turned off during printing cancel the print job. if error does not clear, see your printer documentation.

  • Bun1 Feb 25, 2008

    Prints about 6 lines and then stops. Everything is connected properly and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer. If I look at Properties it states a communication error. Also, there is a long list of dummy documents waiting to print which I keep cancelling but they keep reappearing.

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Are you saying that you have a parallel to a USB input !!!!!

Never seen or heard of one, that may be your problem USB goe to a USB input, Parrallel can go to a parrallel or to a network connection.

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You can search the web for more companies. Google parallel to usb printer cable.

After saying all that and checking your printer info, I see that the 840c has both a parallel and a USB cable port. See page 21 of the manual: HP 840c Manual

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