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Error in writing to LPT1 or printer not ready

My printer is on and im not sure what the error is. I have shutdown the computer and unplugged usb cord and started over. I still displays this message.

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  • 1210V Jan 30, 2008

    yes, still have the problem

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    error writing to lpt1



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The printer is writing to an LPT port when you probably have it installed USB. Go into your control panel, then "printers" and then you will have a list of installed printers. Right click on the one with the checkmark if it's your printer (not like the XPS Doc Writer) and go to the PORTS tab. If your printer is supposed to be USB, get the "Virtual Port for USB" selected and make sure all the documents are deleted from the queue and have at it"

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What does Communication Error mean?

I am guessing that you are using Windows 7. If so go to Control panel 'Hardware and Sound' Printers and select Remove a Printer. You may then unplug the printer usb connection and restart your computer. When the computer has restarted , you may go to the link below to download the most current drivers and install them .
Do not plug in the usb connection until you are told to do so. Also, the printer may select a default connection to LPT1 , which is a parallel port connection (apparently this printer likes to do so , and this will give you your "communication error" ). If it does, go to printers in control panel (see above) , right click on the icon for your printer , select "properties" , and left click on the " ports " tab. Make sure that the port selected is USB001 or similar and NOT LPT1.
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Hello ,

First, please make sure there is no error message displayed on the LCD screen of the printer

Now we will check the status of your printer in the printers menu in the control panel.
The printer’s status should be set to “ready”
If the printer is “paused” simply clear the print queue, right click on the printer and select “resume printing”.

If the printer says “offline”, follow these steps.
  1. Clear the printer queue
  2. Shut down the computer
  3. Unplug the USB cable from your computer and your printer
  4. Unplug the power cable from the printer and wait 15 seconds
  5. Plug the USB cable back into the printer and the computer.
  6. Plug the printer’s power cable back in.
  7. Turn your computer back on.

Your printer status should be back to ready now and you are able to print.

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then press and hold the power button of your printer (it should force your printer to shutdown)

then plug-in your usb cord (connector/cable) back to your computer then turn in you printer again... wait for your computer to recognize it

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If the port had been changed to LPT1 the printer will not work.

LPT1 is the large parallel port, while you are using USB on this printer.

the red light came on probably because of a jam , or because of one of the documents in the printer cue.

The easiest thing to do is

Unplug printer usb.
Go to control panel>installed printer.
Delete all the instances of this printer from there and chose to delete drivers if asked.
Reistall the printer using the printer disk, plug in printer data cable only when asked by setup wizard.

If you have a different USB cable, also use it, just in case.

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This sounds like more of a communications problem than it does a "time out" problem. I am assuming that the printer is connected to the computer via a parallel cable. If that is the case, try unplugging the cable at both ends, the reattaching it. If that does not change anything, try replacing the cable.

If that does not solve the problem, try replacing the parallel cable with a USB cable and then follow the directions below.

If by some outside chance you have the printer connected to the computer via USB cable you can do one of two things. Replace the USB cable with a parallel cable or change the printer's port settings to use the USB cable. - If you do have the printer connected via USB cable you might be able to rerun the installation software that came with the printer and it may automatically pick up on the USB set up. If not, go to Contro Panel\Printers and Faxes\ - Right click on your printer and open properties. Under properties, click on the Ports tab. Since the error message stated "error writing to LPT1, check to insure that the LPT1 block is checked. If it is, and you are using a USB cable, scroll down until you see two blocks - "USB001 Virtual printer port for USB" and "DOT4_001". Check the box beside "DOT4_001" then click on Apply and close the window. The try printing again.

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