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HP DeskJet 820Cse, on TP T20 using Win98SE, refuses to run, following a motherboard switch to a lesser model #. Download of dj379en.exe, when installed, gets error message that "communication" is not correct. Use LPT1, bi-directional, can run a "test page" ok, just NOT when connected to the laptop. This printer worked ok on previous motherboard. Wonder about BIOS (which is a lesser version now than before, but can't find anything at Lenovo or HP to lead me to do a BIOS change. In fact, am scared to, as I spent a week getting the modem (also a lesser version now than before,) and that wore me down.

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Would you believe that after totally unplugging the cable from the computer, and to the printer, and repushing the cables back in, firmly, the printer began working? This reminded me of the old Maytag ad, which showed the repairman fixing the housewife's clothes washer by plugging in the cord to the wall socket. Laugh.

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