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Cable problem As soon as you try and connect an extension usb cable to the printer cable itself, the system (XP Pro) doesnt recognise the printer. When connecting only the printer cable without extension, it works fine. We have tried this on different pc's, with different extension cables?

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    printer does not accept the print command from laptop which has vista as OS.

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If you are talking about a USB extension over 15 or 16 feet in length then you will need something like this:
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I am sure you can buy a signal booster just to plug in the line but I can't find any at the moment.

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Usb extension cables may give you troubles, buy a longer usb single cable, possibly a well sielded one (ask seller) long usb cable can give you troubles due to the bigger signal loss on a longer wire.

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