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NO COMMUNICATION zebra z4mplus doesn t communicate with pc on lpt1 port

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  • suraj1612 Aug 27, 2008

    no communication with lpt port nor with RS232 cable

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Hi i have zebra z4m plus printer when i give them command for printing it's not printing and i need a solution can you please help me thankyou

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

When i connect the printer to pc it wont find is it suppose to find the printer ? or do i just install it without finding?

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

Check printer on
"Printer And Fax" Program in Control Panel

And Click on Test Page
IF There is Printing is Appearing its working
Otherwise change the cable.
If your Printer is connected to server
check that before.
Dont delete at that time

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Check the setings (ports)
install the drivers.
change the cable.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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Tell your program to use LPT2 if you can and see if it works.
By now a parallel cable instead of RS232 should be looking really good.
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