Help - HP Laserjet 4000n Parallel port

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by Greg81, May 2, 2008.

  1. Greg81

    Greg81 Guest

    Hi

    I'm going crazy here. I have Vista 64 Ultimate & Asus M2N-SLI Delux
    board. I have tring to hook up a HP 4000n printer with a parallel port
    It just won't work. I have tried everything including downloading 64 bi
    drivers, changing the parallel port settings in the bios, etc.
    suspect it has something to do with the port because the printer doe
    not respond at all to anything I do. Any suggestions are appreciated
     
    Greg81, May 2, 2008
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  2. From a picture I found I can tell if the parallel port is built in or ribbon
    cabled to one of the connectors

    If the port is on a vertical card, I'd crack the case and make sure the
    cable is seated and pin one is oriented properly.


    Also check the parallel cable that you are using to connect to the printer
    or use the same cable/printer on another machine to confirm good.

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    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 2, 2008
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  3. Greg81

    Tom Ferguson Guest

    As a PS, I would use a IEEE certified or IEEE compliant cable with any HP
    LaserJet printer. Even IEEE compatible cables can cause problems.
     
    Tom Ferguson, May 2, 2008
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  4. From a picture I found I CAN'T tell .....

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    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 2, 2008
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  5. Greg81

    Greg81 Guest

    Well, I'm a little embarassed to say but the problem was the orientation
    of the parallel port header cable that plugs in the mobo.
     
    Greg81, May 5, 2008
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  6. Greg81

    Tom Ferguson Guest

    Ahh. That old "Pin 1 problem"! Glad it's now working.
     
    Tom Ferguson, May 5, 2008
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  7. So am I. This is one of those issues that can drive someone nuts until
    there are another set of eyes on the problem.

    Greg thanks for stopping by.

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    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    Alan Morris [MSFT], May 5, 2008
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