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Windows vista / USB port

Is th 5440cn compatible with home vista and where is USB port located?

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Re: windows vista / USB port

Open clamshell, USB port is inside where the inks go to the left

Link to MANUAL

Link to VISTA DRIVER and software package, so yes it is Vistable...

Hint. Delete any previous drivers first then download and install software and drive package before hooking up to USB.

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My problem is i am connecting the intermec pc4 on the laptop windiows 7 and it does not have a pararell cabel in the laptop i am trying to make the mashine recognize the serial and usb port

Read these instructions. You will need to buy a usb printer cable and follow these directions below. Good luck!
We at our laboratory have about 35 Intermec printers and after much trial and error they work well for us. They practically never break. I have also called their tech support and they were very helpful. They advice was FREE. (I promise I do not work for them)
Intermec Install Notes: (from Intermec)
How do I install the USB driver for my EasyCoder PC4 (PC4B or PC4C) printer?
Tools Required:
1. EasyCoder PC4 (PC4B or PC4C) printer.
2. Microsoft Windows compatible PC. (XP/2000 recommended, Vista NOT supported ( Note from Dole: it works with Windows 7 and probably Vista and Windows 8)
3. USB Cable.
4. Available USB port on your PC.
5. Latest version of the USB drivers (2.0 or better) which can be downloaded from
Note: There are two parts to installing the USB driver. You will go through the Found New Hardware wizard two times. The first part is installing USB port and the second part is installing the USB to Serial port.
1. Download and unzip the USB drivers to a location on your PC.
2. With the printer turned off plug in one end of the USB cable to USB port on the printer and the other end in to an available USB port on your PC.
3. Turn the printer On.
4. Now you will get prompted with the "Found New Hardware" dialog box. Select "Install from list or specific location" and click Next.
5. Click Browse and select the location where you unzipped the files in step 1 and click OK.
6. Click Next. The USB driver will now install.
7. Now you will get another "Found New Hardware" dialog box for the USB Serial port. Select "Install from list or specific location" and click Next.
8. Click Browse and select the location where you unzipped the files in step #1 and click OK.
9. Click Next. The USB Serial driver will now install.
10. Now reboot your PC. The newly installed port may not show available until you reboot your PC one time.
The USB port is now successfully installed. In Windows the USB port will be assigned to a Com port. To find out what Com port number is assigned to it go to Device Manager and then Select Ports. You will see USB Serial Port (COMx). In addition, when using the Intermec InterDriver Windows print driver. The USB port will be shown as USB00x and the Description will be Virtual printer port for USB.
(You may need to set the printer as the default printer)
Other things to know about these printers: ( not from Intermec )
1) There are 2 types Direct and Thermal transfer. Direct I think heats up the label to get the writing on the ribbon. Thermal transfer uses a one time use ribbon to transfer images to the label.
2) You should use Intermec labels, if you otherwise the labels will probably not print properly
3) How to reset the printer. Turn off the printer, (in the back) then turn on the printer while holding down the Reset button on the top. Release the reset button when the light turns green then wait for the printing to stop. IMPORTANT: Next press the reset button for 1/2 second. If you hold it too long it will not reset the printer properly.
4) Every user will need to set the default label size.
5) If the print is coming out is hard to read do the following. Open the printer then remove the ribbon if there is one and scrape the metal with your fingernail. They give you alcohol and a cotton pad but your fingernail will work fine.
6) Another problem we have sometime is a label falls off and covers a sensor so the labels do not know when to stop. This hardly ever happens but look under the labels and check the sensor.

Feb 18, 2011 | Intermec EasyCoder PC4 Label Printer

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LJ 3050 printer is printing very slow.

TRY HP Print Diagnostic Utility was created to help users troubleshoot and correct many common problems on Windows-based computers that can prevent printing.Follow the on-screen instructions to run the utility. Details and specifications File name: s.gif HPPDU.exe [1/1, 1.54M] System requirements: s.gif No additional prerequisites Released: s.gif 2010-08-13 Version: s.gif Compatibility: s.gif Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit), Microsoft Windows XP Fix/Enhancement: s.gif This version of the HP Print Diagnostic Utility provides an improved user interface in multiple languages, improved diagnostic and problem resolution capability, and support for usb and network connected devices.

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HP laserjet 4L will not print from Windows Vista
Here is all the documentation that I could locate reguarding this issue. I don't see a driver for Vista....however you should be able to install or run in compatibility mode.

Sep 23, 2009 | HP LaserJet 4L Printer

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Go HERE and download th Vista drivers then:

  1. Uninstall all existing printers from Control Panel > Printers.
  2. Unplug USB port from printer and reboot.
  3. Install newly downloaded Vista Drivers.
  4. Reconnect USB cable.
Hope that Fixed Ya...


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New computer with Windows Vista

I have my HP OfficeJet T45xi working with Vista Ultimate. I used a cable coverter to switch to USB. I must install the printer with the USB cord unattached. Install as T40xi whose driver comes with Vista. Set to USB port 1 or 2. Plug USB into USB port 1 or 2 (only ones of six USB ports that worked for me). When Windows discovers the printer do not let it install the printer and tell it to not try again.

Works for me. Hope it helps you!

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Lexmark z11 Vista Compatible?

Looks like I've cracked it [Touches wooden desk]. Need a USB to IEEE 1284 36-pin Parallel Printer Cable, like the one I received today (ordered yesterday from First, connect it to Z11. Turn on Z11 and boot up Vista PC/laptop. (I run Vista Business on my laptop.) Connect cable to computer. Message appears "Installing device driver software". Click it for status. 'Found New Hardware' box appears. Click 'Locate and install driver software'. A message appears "Error loading LXADSUI.DLL. Specified module could not be found". Click 'OK'. Message appears saying driver software installed successfully. ["Yeah, right ..."] (Have faith, folks!) Now, click Start, then Control Panel and double-click Printers. Right click on Z11 and click on Set As Default Printer. Right click on Z11 again and click on Properties. Check on Ports tab that Port USB is ticked for Z11. On Cartridge Maintenance tab, check right cartridge is showing. If not, click 'Install/Change Cartridge' and follow instructions. Then 'Clean Print Nozzles' and 'Align Cartridges'. Check settings on the other tabs in Properties look OK and try printing a test page! It looks good to me!

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I had many problems with Vista fixed in this way.

1) Unistall drivers supplied with printer
2) Download new Vista drivers
3) Disconnect printer
4) Restart computer
5) Install new drivers (connect printer when it asks)
6) Restart computer

For me it now works.

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The printer is offline.

Remove the usb cable from the telephone jack on the back of the printer, and plug it in the usb port.

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