I just bought a new epson lx300+ii and i plugged it with a serial cable to my fujitsu PC. When I print using a DOS based program, at first it printed a few delayed line and then it became hang. I plug back my old elpson lx300+ and it worked smoothly. I have set all setting and compare the setting (baud rate, etc) from the epson lx300+ii and the epson lx300, it's all same settings. Printing using windows has no problem, but I need it to print using a DOS based program. Have you encountered similar problems? Is there any explanation and solution? Thanks.
Use the com1, and use a baud rate like 9600, with 8 and 1 bit stop. dont. be sure that is in ESC/P or IBM as you requiered. if your software use directly the serial port, be sure that the bios set up is properly. i think that the lx300+ have less buffer than lx300+2 and if you use high speed, could loose info.
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That's not adequate info for us to help. What is the communication error message and when does it occur? How is it connected to the pc, ie: parallel port? What BIOS setting do you have the parallel port set to? ie: standard, enhanced, other? Are you using a good quality printer cable, ie: high compliance IEEE? Have you tried another cable? Has the printer ever worked? What is your OS?
To make sure that printer is detected then do following things.
Before going for deep trouble shooting please make sure following things:
Ensure that USB cable is Plugged properly on both side.
You can swap USB cable to other USB Port.
Ensure that Printer is ONLINE and Paper is loaded.
If above mentioned things are propter then follow below mentioned steps.
1. Keep The printer ON and remove Usb cable and re plug in Computer.
2. Check on System Tray (near Clock) check that Printer is Detected. or you can check this by Checking in Device Manager. You can open Device Manager by Right Clicking My Computer>> Property>> Device Manager>> Hardware Tab.
3. If device found detected then Open "Printer and Faxes" from Control Panel.
4. Right Click your Installed Printer lx300 icon and click on property.
5. Click on "Port" and ensure that Check Mark Should be on "USB00..xx" not on LPT.
6. If Check Mark is on USB00..xx"" then try to give Test Page.
7. If test page is not printing then try by complete removal of Printer Driver and Re-Install It.
You need extra USB to Parallel device. If you bought LX300 without USB interface you need this device... The USB port will be attached to your laptop and the Parallel port will attached on your printer parallel interface.
Check the communication cable , disconnect the cable from both the end and then reconnect the cable properly after that print not coming out then uninstall the driver and restart the system and after restarting the system then reinstall the driver properly and then restart the system again after restart check , if after doing all these things if print not coming then change the communication cable with a new one and after changing then check
make sure it is configured to the right port and using the epson driver. go to printer and faxes and properties then ports. check of the correct printer driver is check. what type of cable are you using anyways? com for serial, LPT for parallel.
Serial meaning 2.5mm stereo headphone looking jack to DB9 or "atari joystick" looking plug? I had one on my first Toshiba PDR-M1 camera but that was like 9 years ago. You can probably find the pinouts online for that cable, I believe it is a standardized cable.
The stereo plug is wired to the PC serial port as shown in the
tip ring sleeve +---------------------------------+ | | /-------+-----+--------------+ | | RxD | Gnd | TxD | 2.5 mm Stero Plug | \-------+-----+--------------+ | | | DB9*: pin 2 pin 5 pin 3 +---------------------------------+
DB9*: Optionally short together pin 4 (DTR) to pin 6 (DSR) and pin 7 (RTS) to pin 8 (CTS)
The following table also describes the camera cable's wiring:
Camera PC's Plug DB9* Signal Name Direction ---- ---- ----------- --------- - 1 Carrier detect (CD) input to PC tip 2 Receive data (RxD) input to PC sleeve 3 Transmit data (TxD) output from PC - 4 \ Data terminal ready (DTR) output from PC ring 5 | Signal ground (Gnd) - - 6 / Data set ready (DSR) input to PC - 7 \ Request to send (RTS) output from PC - 8 / Clear to send (CTS) input to PC - 9 Ring indicator (RI) input to PC
* Note that the cable's D-subminature DB9 RS-232 serial port connector
is female. This connector also goes by the historically more correct
name of "DE-9J".
Hi, you may want to reset/restore the Epson LX300 to default settings. This can be done by pressing down on the FONT button while powering on the printer. If done right the LX300 will print a test page with the firmware version.
It is also possible that the drivers are corrupted. In Start, Printers & Faxes, delete the LX300 printer, restart your PC and then re-install via Add Printer.
In some cases, defective parallel cable can also cause problems. Unfortunately the only sure way of checking is by replacing the printer/parallel cable with a known good/operation cable.
If the printer would really be requiring service, a Service Manual is available at (http://www.eserviceinfo.com/index.php?what=search2&searchstring=DPA-300)
Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck and pls post again how things turn up.