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Need Help install IBM Laserjet 4000tn to laptop via parallel/usb

I need to get help with the installation of an IBM laserjet 4000tn to my Dell laptop (XP Pro OS)(directly no networking) via a parallel/usb cable. I started to install the printer via the printer install wizard, but it doesn't list my printer, and I don't know which other are compatible printer.

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Michael

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  • ka5rej Jun 27, 2009

    Yes it is an HP!

  • Damien Pruitt Jun 04, 2013

    Please give me a call. Damien @ iPrint Technologies @ 818.700.7419. I might be able to help.

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Ibm dont make printers are you shore that its not hp

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815166007&cm_re=parallel_port_card-_-15-166-007-_-Product

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You don't write how exactly is your printer connected - if I remember correctly, HP LJ 4P doesn't have a USB connector, and Vostro doesn't have the parallel port available.
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How to wirelessly access HP Laserjet 1320n via Apple iBook


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Since it is plugged into the router, it should already have an IP address.
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Then re-install the printer from the cd or from HP's website. When you get to the point where it ask you is the printer is attached to the computer or is it over the network. Choose over the net work and the software will find the printer IP and finish setting it up wireless.

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Hi,

I am assuming that you are using Vista. Based on your post/description:
1. the HP Compaq 6710b has no parallel port;
2. the HP LaserJet IIP Plus is only capable of either serial or parallel connection;
3. hence you're attempting a USB to Parallel interface;
4. the printer is installed in your notebook and is set to USB port;
5. from the printer a test print can be performed but not from the Printer Properties in your notebook;
6. all printing jobs initiated from the notebook results in an "Error".

With the above in mind, may I point/suggest that:
a. Windows Vista driver will only enable your HP LaserJet IIP Plus' basic functions to work. It is not 100% compatible;
b. alternately, you can try using the XP installation CD/drivers of the printer;
c. the compatibility issue may be compounded by the USB to parallel interface;
d. the USB to parallel interface may be hampered by a known Vista USB issue;
e. you can try patching/updating the Vista USB driver. Since this has been a recognized issue with Vista, Microsoft has posted a fix for this here or here.
f. verify that the printer does not display a 22 or 40 Error.

If the printing concern has not been rectified after completion of the above procedures, you may need to:
i. download and install HP Universal PostScript Print Driver; or
ii. consider using a wireless print server connected to the parallel port of the printer; or
iii.consider replacing your printer. Sorry.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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