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I have winXP Pro and a Samsung ML-4500 connected using an IEEE 1284 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
Windows XP/VISTA (do not install the CD)
1) Plug the cable into the USB port on your computer.
2) A prompt that says "Found New Hardware" will appear. Windows will then install the USB printing support driver automatically. You do not need to install the driver from the CD.
3) Plug the cable into the printer.
4) If your printer is already installed, click on Start, then Printers & Faxes. Right click on the printer you are connecting to and click on Properties. Click on the Ports tab and check the ‘Virtual printer port for USB’ port. Click OK.
5) You should now be able to print.
With XP, the biggest clue is to FIRST plug the cable into the usb slot, THEN the other end of the cable into the printer.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
After months of horror, buying and returning adapters, I think
I've found the solution for laptop users wanting to use their ML-4500.
Samsung ML-4500 printer requires that the port be a LPT1 port. This
old, but reliable printer, will not work with any USB adapter even if
it's an express card USB adapter.
StarTech EC1PECPS Paralle Port ExpressCard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16839158026
This express card converts to show an LPT1 port and not a USB port...
which is what the Samsung ML-4500 requires in order to work.
Make sure you buy the correct expresscard. I had to return and keep on researching until a customer service guy at StarTech figured out what I needed. Newegg was great about letting me return the expresscard and getting the correct one.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
a couple of quick things to check first,
the usb to IEEE1284 cable should have had some drivers, if it is installed properly it should appear in the device manager under ports (com & lpt), make sure all is ok here first.
next when you installed the printer did it auto detect or did you select the port it was installed on, i think the cable will appear in ports (in device manager) as LPT2, if your printer is on LPT1 it wont work.
Lastly, is there any reason you are using usb to IEEE1284 instead of direct to parallel port or usb
please let me know what you find
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