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I have a Xerox Phaser 8400 and it states that I need a IEEE 1284 Parallel Printer Cable. I ordered that cable. One end fits to my PC, but the other end does not fit on the printer it is too big. The parallel port on my printer is smaller. What exactly do I need to get to work?

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An 8400 prints with a USB or a cat 5 cable ( ethernet, regular internet cable). You can not print to a Phaser 8400 with a parallel cable. I really can't figure why you would get that message.You enter the network settgings and set an IP address, then configure your print driver to match.
There is no parallel port on a 8400.

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Check pages 22-23 of this copy of your Canon Canoscan 630P Product Guide.

You'll need an "IBM-type" parallel printer cable - with a DB25 on each end, and your computer will also need to have an "IBM-type" DB-25 parallel printer port.

What the Canon Product Guide fails to mention is that this "IBM-type" printer cable is a kluged Centronics parallel printer cable, but became so popular (on older computers - your laptop may not have this port), that it got an IEEE standard: IEEE 1284 (with DB25 connectors on both ends).

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The nice thing about the design of the Canon FB630P Color Scanner is that the scanner also has a Female DB25 Printer port for an existing parallel printer, so when you connect an FB330P/FB630P to your system, your existing parallel printer is daisy-chained through this port - so you needn't give up you printer (to scan), nor must you install another parallel printer port onto your PCI-bus tower PC to keep your printer.

Canon Canoscan FB330P/FB630P Color Scanner Product Guide (82 pages):
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I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. I have researched this matter for you, and then typed a fairly lengthy solution. For some reason, just before it was to be posted it disappeared. (We have to love these PC's, right?)

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Again, please do not construe my posting of this vendor's pages as an endorsement of any sort, as I have had no experience with them whatsoever. The references are posted here simply for your review.

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