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There are two ports on the side of the printer. One is a parallel (male) connector. I then have a parallel to USB connector to my PC. The driver is set up in Windows XP but the printer will not print a test page. Am i using the correct connectors? Thanks.

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Use parrallel cable. if there is ethernet port u can use a cross lan cable also.

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How to connect to the computer?


Devices: Canon CanoScan FB330P/FB630P Color Flatbed Scanners

Check pages 22-23 of this copy of your Canon Canoscan 630P Product Guide.

You'll need an "IBM-type" parallel printer cable - with a DB25 on each end, and your computer will also need to have an "IBM-type" DB-25 parallel printer port.

What the Canon Product Guide fails to mention is that this "IBM-type" printer cable is a kluged Centronics parallel printer cable, but became so popular (on older computers - your laptop may not have this port), that it got an IEEE standard: IEEE 1284 (with DB25 connectors on both ends).

You'll need a DB25-to-DB25 M/F cable, meaning DB25 connectors on both ends, with a Male on one end, and a Female on the other end.
The Male DB25 will plug into the Female DB25 connector on your computer/laptop, with the Female DB25 going to the FB630P Color scanner..
Here are some pictures/pricing:
http://www.computercablestore.com/IEEE_1284_Printer_DB25_to_DB25_catID2134.aspx

The nice thing about the design of the Canon FB630P Color Scanner is that the scanner also has a Female DB25 Printer port for an existing parallel printer, so when you connect an FB330P/FB630P to your system, your existing parallel printer is daisy-chained through this port - so you needn't give up you printer (to scan), nor must you install another parallel printer port onto your PCI-bus tower PC to keep your printer.

Canon Canoscan FB330P/FB630P Color Scanner Product Guide (82 pages):
http://canoncanada.custhelp.com/ci/fattach/get/267/

Most modern printers are USB-attached to laptop systems, so you may need an adapter, an example of which is seen here:
http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=116&sku=16899

Dec 05, 2011 | Canon CanoScan FB630P Flatbed Scanner

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Can I get a cable/adapter to use a computer parallel port to a new printer without a parallel port?


Yes sbqsanders. Here is some examples,

Parallel to USB port, USB style - Male A,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276555&CatId=471

This USB adapter kit is available in a multitude of stores,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276555&CatId=471

This is more information on USB, and the different styles of USB connectors,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

[ More specifically,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Usb_connectors.JPG ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How many kinds of the cable from printer to pc ,excluded the 32 pins cable, how it looks like? thanks


There are USUALLY only 2 types of cable that have been used for printers.

Older printers used the Parallel Port to connect to the printer, this used the DB25M connector to the PC and the CN36M
(centronics) connector to the Printer. Information and pictures here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_port

Most newer printers use USB cables. these are USB A to USB B cables.picture here http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/27930/art/pixmania/usb-cable-a-male-b-male-1.html

Aug 05, 2010 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Kids gave me a printer/scanner Epson model number c171a. Need the cable to it. AN oldie but looks like a pretty nice printer. Can you help??


The cable you need depends on the unit. I am not aware of a C171a model from Epson. I have seen it listed as a version of the RX500. In that case you need a USB cable with A/B male ends.

Otherwise, most printers (from about 1997 on) will use a USB cable. This has two male ends - a square end goes into the printer and a rectangular end that goes to the computer (called A/B). For older printers (there may be multiple ports or just one), you may see a parallel port (the cable has a wide rectangular plug on both sides with 36 pins) or serial port (the cable may have DB9 (9 pin), DB25 (25 pin) or both). Often it is called a RS-232 port. For a parallel port connection, you would need one that is designed for scanners and bi-directional communication (USB to parallel adapters are available to connect this to a new computer but you still need the bi-directional version). Similarly, USB to serial adapters are available.

Generally you can tell what cable you need by looking at the back of the unit where the ports are. (Although some all-in ones have the USB cables in other places - routed through the side of the unit but the plug is near where the ink cartridges go.) Then the size and pin counts for parallel or serial tell you what cable to get. There is usually a symbol indicating the cable type as well near each port. USB cables are usually indicated by a tree like symbol with curved branches.


I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 25, 2010 | Epson Office Equipment & Supplies

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I recently purchased a new pc hp2009m and the cord on my lexmark e250dn does not fit my pc how can i adapt please advise. Colin


This printer has three standard ports: bi-directional parallel, USB, and ethernet (RJ-45). Most likely your previous computer had a parallel port. The simplest solution is to get a USB cable (Male type A to Male type B - 6' or less in length is recommended.) Install the software on the computer then connect the cable to the port on the back of the printer and to the computer (the square end goes to the printer and the rectangle fits the computer). The USB port is in the same area on the left side of the back of the printer as the parallel port.

Alternatively you could get a network switch and connect the printer as a networked printer. The ethernet port is near the middle of the back of the printer.

http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=recommendedDownloads&locale=EN&productCode=LEXMARK_E250D&segment=DOWNLOAD&userlocale=EN_US#1 has the software and drivers for support OS versions.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(Getting a bidirectional parallel to USB adapter is cludgy when you have a USB port available.)

Jul 01, 2010 | Lexmark E250dn Laser Printer

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Lexmark X4550 not printing in Vista can't enable bi-directional


"Bi Directional Printing" is a statement of Parallel Port printing. Are you connected from your PC to the Printer via the parallel port?\

Did you disconnect the USB cable form the PC and then delete the current driver prior to installing the Win 7 driver?

Nov 18, 2009 | Lexmark X4550 Multifunction Wireless Color...

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USB to Parallel connection (Panasonic KX-P1121)


I would recommend buying a Printer parallel port connection (PCI to LTP1), install it into the system, and use the printer parallel cable.

Sep 02, 2009 | Nikon COOLPRINT Thermal Printer

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Trying to connect from USB laptop to parallel printer


You can't have a double hook up to it,When the parallel port is used the usb port is disabled and when you use the usb port the parallel port is disable.This is done to prevent damage to the printer.You can network the laptop with the pc and print that way though

Jun 04, 2009 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Want to connect to my computer


What connector/interface does your PC has
9-pin or 25-pin connector

If it has 9-pin connector: use the following:
DB-9 RS-232 Serial Connection
or
DB-25 RS-232 Serial Connection

If it has 25-pin connector: use the following:
DB-25 Serial Connection
or
DB-25 RS-232 Serial Connection

If you are configuring the computer to use an RS-422A serial port, you need a special cable. Contact the computer or printer network manufacturer to see if an RS-422A cable is available. If no cable is available, contact your computer manufacturer for your computer pin assignments and have a cable constructed.

The default configuration for the serial port on the printer is for RS-232C serial communication. To set the printer to use RS-422A serial communication, change the control panel Serial Menu’s SERIAL setting to SERIAL=RS-422.

Oct 29, 2008 | HP LaserJet 4 plus Printer

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I'm not sure if I have the correct cord or if I have it pluged into the correct port.


It is either a usb "A" connector which is the squarish side of the usb cable and the flatter "B" connector is the side that goes into your computer's usb jack. Some printers, like yours also still use a parallel port which is a Centronics big, wide rectangular connector that connects to the printer side and the other end is a DB25 parallel connector than goes to the parallel DB25 printer jack on your computer. You must have at least one of those cables but you only use one or the other. The usb will be configured to a usb local printer port or the parallel will use the LPT1 port. HP.com will provide you with a quick install brochure with pictures for you to see. post back if you need more help! Steve Medley

Oct 21, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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