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Depends how your printer connect
if you realy are connecting an old serial printer com1 or com2 should be fine as long as you do not have a mouse or a modem on them ...
if USB any port is fine
if parralel printer you are only likely to have one...

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Hi, I have Olivetti PR2E. Now i am using notebook, so there is no serial port at my notebook. Then i bought the usb to serial port cable. I add printer (Generic/text) cannot printing out. then i install...


Hi, what your system detecting is that the PR2E still in COM1 or COM2, if you have the driver installer set the port to USB so that the system will detect your printer via USB. Or change the port access from COM1 to virtual USB.

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How do I connect my 165 to a computer with USB ports only?


Use the free Artlink software from Bernina. The cconnector... use a USB to Serial port converter cable. Best Buy has them *Dynex brand). Worked for me on an Artista 180.

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My problem is i am connecting the intermec pc4 on the laptop windiows 7 and it does not have a pararell cabel in the laptop i am trying to make the mashine recognize the serial and usb port


Read these instructions. You will need to buy a usb printer cable and follow these directions below. Good luck!
We at our laboratory have about 35 Intermec printers and after much trial and error they work well for us. They practically never break. I have also called their tech support and they were very helpful. They advice was FREE. (I promise I do not work for them)
Intermec Install Notes: (from Intermec)
How do I install the USB driver for my EasyCoder PC4 (PC4B or PC4C) printer?
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Tools Required:
1. EasyCoder PC4 (PC4B or PC4C) printer.
2. Microsoft Windows compatible PC. (XP/2000 recommended, Vista NOT supported ( Note from Dole: it works with Windows 7 and probably Vista and Windows 8)
3. USB Cable.
4. Available USB port on your PC.
5. Latest version of the USB drivers (2.0 or better) which can be downloaded from http://home.intermec.com/eprise/main/GSS/Service/Content/Downloads/Show_DownloadSearchResults?Product=PRTRPC4C
Note: There are two parts to installing the USB driver. You will go through the Found New Hardware wizard two times. The first part is installing USB port and the second part is installing the USB to Serial port.
1. Download and unzip the USB drivers to a location on your PC.
2. With the printer turned off plug in one end of the USB cable to USB port on the printer and the other end in to an available USB port on your PC.
3. Turn the printer On.
4. Now you will get prompted with the "Found New Hardware" dialog box. Select "Install from list or specific location" and click Next.
5. Click Browse and select the location where you unzipped the files in step 1 and click OK.
6. Click Next. The USB driver will now install.
7. Now you will get another "Found New Hardware" dialog box for the USB Serial port. Select "Install from list or specific location" and click Next.
8. Click Browse and select the location where you unzipped the files in step #1 and click OK.
9. Click Next. The USB Serial driver will now install.
10. Now reboot your PC. The newly installed port may not show available until you reboot your PC one time.
The USB port is now successfully installed. In Windows the USB port will be assigned to a Com port. To find out what Com port number is assigned to it go to Device Manager and then Select Ports. You will see USB Serial Port (COMx). In addition, when using the Intermec InterDriver Windows print driver. The USB port will be shown as USB00x and the Description will be Virtual printer port for USB.
(You may need to set the printer as the default printer)
Other things to know about these printers: ( not from Intermec )
1) There are 2 types Direct and Thermal transfer. Direct I think heats up the label to get the writing on the ribbon. Thermal transfer uses a one time use ribbon to transfer images to the label.
2) You should use Intermec labels, if you otherwise the labels will probably not print properly
3) How to reset the printer. Turn off the printer, (in the back) then turn on the printer while holding down the Reset button on the top. Release the reset button when the light turns green then wait for the printing to stop. IMPORTANT: Next press the reset button for 1/2 second. If you hold it too long it will not reset the printer properly.
4) Every user will need to set the default label size.
5) If the print is coming out is hard to read do the following. Open the printer then remove the ribbon if there is one and scrape the metal with your fingernail. They give you alcohol and a cotton pad but your fingernail will work fine.
6) Another problem we have sometime is a label falls off and covers a sensor so the labels do not know when to stop. This hardly ever happens but look under the labels and check the sensor.

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My computer doesn't appear to be communicating with my printer. I am utilizing a usb cable and port. Is it possible that my printer USB port or modem isn't operating correctly??


Follow the steps given below to refresh USB ports.

1. Right-click My Computer icon on the desktop, and then select Properties.
2. Click the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager button.
4. Click the plus (+) sign to the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers.
5. Right-click the device listed under Universal Serial Bus controller and select Uninstall.
6. Click OK to confirm the removal of the device.

Please note, repeat Steps 5 and 6 until all the devices under Universal Serial Bus Controller are removed.

7. Shut down the computer.

CAUTION: Ensure that the Shut Down option is selected, instead of the Restart option.

8. Wait for 5 seconds and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, a "Windows has detected new or added hardware" message window will open.

The above steps will refresh the USB ports.

Now connect the USB devices like mouse, video camera, your external usb hard disk...usb hubs...whatever you like and the drivers should install automatically.

Tip: It is always recommended to connect the main usb devices at the rear end usb port, as they require more power to initiate.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe


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Lp 2844 will not work with my new laptop


You need a piece of software to create a Virtual com port, make sure you have the comms set correctly 9600, n, 8, 1 and print to that port, you will find it clearly marked in Device Manager. You can get a parallel to USB cable then you can use your driver set to LPT1

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HP 5P wont print on Vista


I deleted the email but still have the hard copy, so here goes. This worked with my 14 year old hp and a Dynex USB-Parallel cable.
1. Plug the printer to the USB-parallel printer cable and turn on printer.
2. Plug USB end to USB port on you computer.
3. When you do this, the computer will recognize the cable.
4. Go to Control Panel/Hardware/Device Manager/USB Controllers.
5. Make a click on the + icon and check if you have USB Printing Support
(If you are not able to locate it, unplug cable from USB port and plug it
back in, so you will see something that's new on the Serial Bus
Controllers).
6. Make a double click on USB Printing Support to open a new window
and look for device status. You should see a message "This device is
working properly".

Now you need to open a new com port for the printer:
1. Go to Control Panel and click printers & faxes.
2. You will see an icon there with the name of your printer, make a right
click over it and go to Properties.
3. Select the Port tab and on the display menu select Virtual USB Port.
If you have more than one select no. 1 first. If it does not work, select
Virtual USB Port, and so on. (The virtual port will depend exclusively on
what the printer requires).
4. Click Apply and try to print a test page.

I first hooked this up putting the USB cable into a port on the front of the computer and it worked fine. I then moved it to the back of the computer and it did not work, so I just had to go to the process again until I found a USB prt that worked. It has worked just fine ever since. This solution was given to me by Dynex Prodlucts customer care team. I am no techie and don't understand any of it, but I can follow instructions and it was successful. Gool luck.


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Printer problem


your problem may be in the serial /usb adaptor that you are using
any reason why you cannot connect the usb cable from the printer directly to a usb port on the computer
like any other printer

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PRINTER W0NT PRINT FROM COMPUTER.


If your printer is using a USB cable to connect to the computer, please try the instuctions below:

1. Go to the Control Panel > Printers
2. Right-click the printer icon > Properties
3. Ports tab > select USB001 > click on Apply so that the printer name would appear right next to the port.
4. If USB001 is already selected, try to select another USB Virtual Printer Port.
5. Save the configuration
6. Make sure to set the printer to online.
7. Try printing a test page

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Print with usb cable


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when you install the driver, don't connect printer yet to pc. wait for a prompt for you plug in the USB cable so that it will create its own usb vitual printer port, so you mean when you go to printers and faxes, right click on your printer and go to properties then ports, which port has a check mark? it should be usb001 or something then usb virtual printer port.

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There is a serial port besides the parallel. how can i make it work with serial cable?


if the printer is built with a usb port, the it should work, is there another USB device in the PC that is working ?

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