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Using a Samsung ML-4500 printer with a laptop

A friend gave me an older Samsung ML-4500 printer to use with my laptop at school (where I'm a teacher).

Because the printer cable could not be used with my Fujitsu laptop, I purchased and IEEE 1284 cable with a USB port to put into my laptop. The cable came with a DVD (installation?), but I have no clue what to do with the DVD.

When I try the "add a printer" automatic and manual installation method from my laptop, it doesn't work. I still can't get the two machines talking.

Please help! (Is there any way I can call and SPEAK with a live person? I'm not very good with this computer stuff, and I have confidence this problem is solvable -- if only I can get some help!)

Thanks.

Nicole

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  • camboia May 14, 2008

    I have winXP Pro and a Samsung ML-4500 connected using an IEEE 1294 to usb cable. I try to print a test page and it acts like it's working, but nothing prints and I get a printer error. If I cancel the print and try to print again in just hangs until I recieve an error. If I restart my computer and try to print again it acts like it's working, but still no page.



    Any help please.

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In order for the printer to work use this driver

http://erms.samsungusa.com/customer/sea/jsp/faqs/faqs_view.jsp?PG_ID=1&AT_ID=8188&PROD_SUB_ID=29&PROD_ID=29

After installing the driver go into "control panel "then "printer and faxes". Right click on samsung ml 4500, go into properties then PORTS. Scroll down and click on USB instead of LPT1printer port. Now your done!!

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G'day Nicole, I'm in South Australia if it helps, call me 0886412772, David or Terry will be glad to help

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