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Re: print with usb cable
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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Hi Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the following things first--- ·The printer cover is closed and the rear access door or optional duplexer is attached. ·The printer is connected to the power source and turned on. ·The cable connections are secure and the cartridges are correctly installed. ·The paper or other media is correctly loaded in the in tray. Now check the printer cable connection: If the printer cable is attached to a USB hub, a printing conflict might exist. Use one of the following methods to resolve the conflict: ·Attach the printer USB cable directly to your computer. ·When printing, do not use other USB devices that are attached to the hub. Now verify if the printer is connected to the correct USB port: If the computer is configured to use both the back and front USB ports on the printer, then you might be printing to the wrong port. The computer has two versions of the printer driver: one for the front USB port and one for the back USB port. If you are connected to the back USB port, but select the printer driver that is associated with the front USB port, the printer will not print. In the application that you are printing from, click File and then click Print. The Print dialog box opens. The Print dialog box displays two versions of the printer driver. Select the version that is associated with the port to which you are printing. The issue will be resolved. Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
I've not worked with one of these cables before, but here's what I would do: Right-click on the printer icon and go to properties. You'll be looking for the tab that says "ports." Open that tab and see what port the computer thinks it's using for the printer. Chances it says it's using a parallel port, but it is in fact, using a USB port. I can't tell you which to choose without looking at what you see, but I think you might find one that makes reference to a USB port with a parallel connection of some type. Try clicking on that and see if your situation improves.
Ussually, if you go to CONTROL PANEL - PRINTERS AND FAXES, you must be able to see the printer there, if the printer is there do right click on it and select properties, then on the top select the port tab and make sure the port to where the printer in connected is checked, if you have one usb cable then you has to have usb1 or usb2 checked, some times we have the usn cable connected to the usb1 and the printer port is redirected to usb2, so try changing the usb cable to different usb plugs on the computer, if you are using LPT1 and it is checked, do right click on the printer and do print test page, if this work is not the printer, could be the software from witch one you try to use this printer, hope this help a little, see you
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.