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Star SP200 (212FC) Parallel on LPT3 wont print but once unless you cycle power?

40 col printer parallel port LPT3 will only print 1 of anything ; then you have to cycle the printer power before printing the next and so on. Have the latest drivers from Star...Operating on a HP Pavilion s7500e desktop with a Siig version 5 (1S1P) card driving the printer...prints fine otherwise; just have to cycle the power each time...Any suggestions???

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Re: Star SP200 (212FC) Parallel on LPT3 wont print but...

Is this the auto-cut version of this printer?

Could it be that it's waiting for another action to occur in between prints?

Just an idea to throw out there..

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Re: Star SP200 (212FC) Parallel on LPT3 wont print but...

Try reinstalling the printer in the printer and faxes window under the controll panel by clicking on it and hitting the delete key, now select add a printer from the sidebar, and follow the instructions in the Wizard. Also check the printer settings and see if they are set to the defaults

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