Panasonic Quiet KX-P2123 24-pin Dot Matrix Form Printer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by aelover77, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. aelover77

    aelover77 Guest

    I _FOR_SURE_ ordered this printer and from what I am understanding the
    driver is built in my windows Vista system. Does this mean when it gets
    here I should just be able to plug it in and it will be picked up or???
    I also run a HP Photosmart C6280 on my main desktop computer....can both
    printers be hooked up or could I hook up the dot matrix to my lap top (
    which also has vista )
    aelover77, Mar 5, 2009
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  2. make sure the laptop has a parallel port for the Forms printer.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    Alan Morris [MSFT], Mar 5, 2009
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  3. I don't know if it's Plug-and-Play, probably not.

    To install the drivers: Go to the Control panel, then pick Printers.

    Near the top (below the menu bar, above the icons), pick 'Add a

    Choose 'Add a local printer'

    For the port, use LPT1:

    On the driver selection, choose Panasonic on the left, and KX-P2123 on
    the right.
    Andrew Rossmann, Mar 5, 2009
  4. aelover77

    Tom Ferguson Guest

    In all probability, your desktop computer has a parallel port. If so, there
    would be no problem connecting the Panasonic printer to it. If the printer
    gives garbled output, check the port settings in the BIOS and try setting to
    SPP (Simple Parallel Port), if that setting is available.

    I do not foresee any problem connecting both printers to your desktop
    computer. In fact, once set up, you can send jobs to each independently.

    I don't know of any recent notebook/laptops that have a parallel port.
    However, I really have not done any kind of survey. If you want to connect
    the Panasonic to the notebook, you could use a parallel to USB converter.
    Also, there are parallel to express card devices such as these-

    Or you could do it through your network (your message seems to imply that
    you have one).

    Good luck.
    Tom Ferguson, Mar 6, 2009
  5. aelover77

    aelover77 Guest

    Ahhh so I received it and have had nothing but a head ache and a hal
    from it and dont know what to do
    So i got a Dot Matrix Panasonic KX P2123 for my computer. My use o
    this is for tatoo stencils in which you dont need the ribbon and such
    But I just got it todayand went to hook it up to my computer and hooke
    it up with a parallel/USB cord. Once I did so, I went to add printer
    and added it just fine, automatically had the driver installed. Which
    was trilled about

    Then I went to print a test page as prompted with adding a printer an
    got nothing
    Then I tried from photoshop. Nothing. And from irfan view. Nothing. I
    the buffer it says error. I cant seem to figure out what I am doin
    aelover77, Mar 6, 2009
  6. Is the printer in the printers folder

    If not make sure the spooler service is started.

    If the machine is x64, try to print using the x64 version of notepad.

    Alan Morris
    Windows Printing Team
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    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Alan Morris [MSFT], Mar 6, 2009
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    one way-
    Tom Ferguson, Jul 13, 2009
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    juangarces.g Guest

    I have the same problem here. Did you solve it?

    juangarces.g, Oct 26, 2013
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