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Pagepro 1359W bi-directional printer communication somehow became disabled???????

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Hello there,,

I am using win7 as well and in my experience this is a driver incompatibillity with the operating system which you are using. Have a look and see if there is any win 7 drivers for the device you are using on the internet, assuming you are using vista drivers. Hope this can help you.

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go to device manager and roll back printer driver

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SOURCE: Need to enable bi-directional support

Go to printers and devices and right click on the pic of the printer and click on printer properties!allmost sure its under the advanced tab!Good Luck!

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SOURCE: Cannot communicate with printer. Told to Turn

Restart your computer.
Press <DEL> to enter BIOS SETUP.
Find the setup-screen that changes the mode of the printer (PP/"Parallel Port" or EPP/"Extended Parallel Port", or ECP/"Enhanced Port"). Select EPP or ECP.
Then, 'SAVE' the updated BIOS settings,
and exit from BIOS SETUP.
Restart your computer.
The box will _not_ be "grey".

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SOURCE: Cannon MP510 - Cannot communicate with the printer. Bi-directiona

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Lost CPU Link

The "CPU Lost Link" error can be indicated if there is something disrupting the printer. If the printer is connected via the parallel interface it is worth disabling bi-directional communication which can cause problems.
I would recommend turning off the parallel interface bi-directional communication.

This can be done in the following way;
• Set the printer to Offline.
• Press the Menu key:
• Press any Arrow key until display shows Config Menu.
• Press the Enter key.
• Press any Arrow key until display shows Parallel I/O.
• Press the Enter key.
• Press any Arrow key until display shows Bi-Directional.
• Press the Enter key.
• Press any Arrow key until display shows Off.
• Press the Enter key and the interface will be set.
• Press the Clear key to exit the menu, you would then need to save the configuration change prevent it being lost when the printer is powered OFF.

If the problem persists, check the following;

Check the data cables for damage
Check for external causes of electrical interferance
Check the device type / driver selected on the Linux box
Consider updating the firmware in the printer

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Printer stops printing while data still in buffer

I would suggest the porblem may be associated with Bi-Directional Communication.

Bi-Directional Communication can be turned off on the 6312 in the following way;

o Set the printer to Offline.

o Press the Enter and LF keys together for approx 3 - 4 seconds. The alarm will sound. (Tech Access On)

o Press the Mode key: display will show Offline Normal.

o Press any Arrow key until display shows Offline Config.

o Press the Forms/1 key.

o Press any Arrow key until display shows Config Paralel.

o Press the CPI/2 key.

o Press any Arrow key until display shows Paralel Bi-Dir.

o Press the LPI/3 key.

o Press any Arrow key until display shows Bi-Dir Off.

o Press the Enter key and the interface will be set.

o Press the Clear key.

o Press the Enter and LF keys together for approx 3 - 4 seconds. The alarm will sound. (Tech Access Off)


This would need to be saves to your configuration so this setting is not lost when you power the printer OFF, of if the printer is reset.

You should also be able to access a Web Page on the Axis Print Server and will be able to change paralle interface settings set this to Uni Directional or disable Bi-Directional Communication

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I have a BJC80 printern with a scanner head. My pc is an xp opertins system. It is connect to parallel port but when i try to scan, it sends me back an error message saying there is no communication.

One of two issues may be involved. 1) Make sure you have a bi-directional IEEE-1284 parallel printer cable, 6 feet or less long. 2) Make sure that the parallel port is set to ECP mode (the BIOS is accessed by hitting F1 or F2 during boot on many computer, check your manual.) Try a new cable (just in case the cable has just enough damage to prevent the scanner from getting the full bi-directional communication).

I hope this helps.

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(the lack of bi-directional communication only disables the scanner, the printer will still work)

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Try disabling bi-directional support in the printer properties to see if that helps. This can be done by going to the Printer and Faxes window then right clicking on the printer icon and selection properties. The go to the ports tab and at the bottom of that windows there is a check box for bi-directional support. If the box is check try disabling this selection, apply the change and then try printing again.

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I cannot get my Cannon D 880 to print from my computer. It will copy images, but get failure when I try to print. I have a USB connection, drivers are present it is plugged in and I cannot print. It says...

Communication Control
Communications with the PC are controlled using a bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE
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My HP Officejet pro k550 is sending a signal that the paper is out and it is full. Can you help me?

Try to disable bi-directional support
Go to printer properties->ports tab-->uncheck on bi-directional support
Click OK

Hope this helps.

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What it means Enable Bidirectional Communication

To enable bi directional printing:
Open Printers and Faxes in control Panel
Right Click on the Printers Icon
In the Properties dialog box select the PORTS tab
Near the bottom there is a check box to enable Bi-directional printing
Make sure it is checked
Click OK to exit the dialog box

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1) Go to the Ports page of the printer’s properties window.
2) Select the “USB001- Virtual Printer Port for USB”
3) Disable bi-directional support
Then the printer magically printed a test page. Go figure!?

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Error light

You have installed a refilled cartridge without changing the chip on the bottom of the cartridge. Your error light will flash and also upon starting your computer, you will probably get an error screen saying the bi-directional connection is disabled. The printer should still work, but will be slow because it recycles between each page. My error light has been flashing for some time, but when I send a document to the printer, the error light stops flashing and the printer prints. After the print job is done, the error light resumes flashing. The only real solution is to replace the chip on the toner cartridge with a new one.

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