Printer Problem..please help

  DoubleDutch 23:00 06 Feb 2003

I am trying to install an old printer onto a relatively new pc but all is not well with a seemingly simple task......
Its a Cannon BJC-4300 and a Carrera ( no jokes please)athlon 1800 mhz. It loads ok with the driver floppies provided but when you want to print, a message says it cannot recognise the cartridge type. We have renewed it, tried again and still the same. Message also says its printing to LPT10, does this matter, I thought it should be LPT1. Any suggestions gratefully received.

  LastChip 23:08 06 Feb 2003

Yes, it does matter. Assuming you are using a parallel cable connection, you should be printing to LPT1.

You should be able to change this by going to Control Panel; Printers; and "Right Clicking" the icon. Select "Properties"; "Details", and select LPT1, as you required port.

Let us know if that helps please.

  woodchip 23:10 06 Feb 2003

Just given one of those away not worth the price of the 13amp plug. Although you are right it should be LPT1

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