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Hp laserjet 5p will not print with new computer (Vista)

Purchased an adaptor for usb port, added printer sent test page, but nothing happens. I have run a driver update, but no results. I really want to keep this printer because it is low cost and fast.

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Check cable for error take a other printer to try
mostaly if you connect usb in the usb port then it select the poort 1 or 2 or 3 and find the printer if you chanche it for a other poort it wil not see the printer

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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I deleted the email but still have the hard copy, so here goes. This worked with my 14 year old hp and a Dynex USB-Parallel cable.
1. Plug the printer to the USB-parallel printer cable and turn on printer.
2. Plug USB end to USB port on you computer.
3. When you do this, the computer will recognize the cable.
4. Go to Control Panel/Hardware/Device Manager/USB Controllers.
5. Make a click on the + icon and check if you have USB Printing Support
(If you are not able to locate it, unplug cable from USB port and plug it
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6. Make a double click on USB Printing Support to open a new window
and look for device status. You should see a message "This device is
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Now you need to open a new com port for the printer:
1. Go to Control Panel and click printers & faxes.
2. You will see an icon there with the name of your printer, make a right
click over it and go to Properties.
3. Select the Port tab and on the display menu select Virtual USB Port.
If you have more than one select no. 1 first. If it does not work, select
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what the printer requires).
4. Click Apply and try to print a test page.

I first hooked this up putting the USB cable into a port on the front of the computer and it worked fine. I then moved it to the back of the computer and it did not work, so I just had to go to the process again until I found a USB prt that worked. It has worked just fine ever since. This solution was given to me by Dynex Prodlucts customer care team. I am no techie and don't understand any of it, but I can follow instructions and it was successful. Gool luck.


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I purchased a Dynex USB to Parallel Converter Cable from Best Buy and tried to connect but had no success. I then sent an email to Dynex customer service and received a reply in about 24 hours. The rep provided spot on instructions which I was able to follow to a tee. My 14 year old HP Laserjet 5P is now ready to run until it blows up.

I spent hours searching web forums and only received overcomplicated replies by people who think they are techies, none of which worked. I am 63 years old and not a techie, so if I can do it, anyone can. I have saved the email and will forward this straightforward simple fix to anyone who needs it. My net cost was $36.00 for the cable.

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2)click properties and then click hardware n go to device manager.
3)uninstall all usb ports and then scan for hardware changes
4)ur pc will detect your printer and ask for printer drivers
5)re load drivers and your pc will communicate with your printer
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