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Epson TM-U220D. Parallel connection but USB on computer. Which drivers are needed.

I have an Epson TM-U220D. It has a parallel connection in the back. I have a parallel-to-USB cable that goes to a USB port on my computer. Which drivers should I install?

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SOURCE: Connecting Epson TM U220D printer with Laptop (having Windows XP)

If you have the Cables2GO USB to Parallel converter, it is a pain to get working.  Go to Radio Shack and buy the GigaWire USB to Parallel.
Then once plugged in, go the printer that will be using the converter.  Go to the printer properties, select the PORTS tab.  Select the 'VIRTUAL PRINTER PORT FOR USB'.  That worked for me!

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using an IEEE certified parallel printer cable. The computer BIOS
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The Epson LQ-860 drivers, and a few others, can be used. Using these
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Windows 9x drivers _cannot be used_.

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:I have an Epson stylus color 600 I can't get to work with Windows XP.
This
: printer worked fine with my old Mac.
:
: I've tried everything I could and nothing is working. The printer is
: connected to
: the computer via parallel LPT1 port. I've installed the WindowsXP
resident
: drivers
: for this printer model (the Epson drivers are too old and not
verified). The
: computer doesn't detect the new hardware with Plug and Play when
turned ON
: (don't know why) so I had to manually Add Hardware (Printer Port) with
the
: Hardware Wizard. I'm not sure how to recognize if the LPT1 port is
active or
: not and set up properly in the BIOS? I read something about having to
set the
: parallel port to ESP or ECP depending on the printer's requirement
(which I
: don't know) in the BIOS?
:
: Everytime I send a test page or print from a command prompt or WordPad
: nothing happens for 1-2 minutes and then I get a "Printer Out of
Paper"
: message in the pop-up. Of course, the printer has enough paper (and I
can
: print a sefl-test page from the printer). I also tried with another
parallel
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Hi Ali

The problem by doing this is that not all Parallel to USB cables work right out of the box with your equipment.

What you need to do first is make sure that your computer sees the device through the cable. Then when it prompts you for the drivers for the printer install the driver set (parallel) the connection should not matter at this point. However the step of the computer detecting the device first is very important.

I hope this helped.
Philipp

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if your using TM-U220PD which is a parallel , you should connect it in parallel port then use this printer driver http://pos.epson.com/developers/techresdetails.htm?productpk=545

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Please verify if you properly install the port converter, its drivers.

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Hi, On the PC that will not display printer status correctly, pls run MSCONFIG (start, run, type "msconfig", OK); in the System Configuration Utility Window, click on the tab Startup, see if the EPSON Status Monitor is present and checked. If it is not present, check if you have Lavasoft Ad-Watch or similar program running. This prevents the EPSON Status Monitor from registering and running correctly. If such a program is running, temporarily remove Automatic setting and reinstall the EPSON Status Monitor. Accept any registry modification at this point. Restore all settings once installation is finished. If still a no go, try wiggling the parallel connector a bit and make sure it is snug and fit. If all else fails, you may have to consider: Installing to only 1 PC, share and make it a print server assuming you have networked all your PCs; or re-installing Windows (Ouch!) Hope things work out for you. Pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.

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