I have an old HP laserjet, with parallel socket, and have just bought a new computer with only USB sockets. Bought a suitable lead, RS232 to USB, and initially the printer worked OK, but intermittently. Now doesnt. Nothing at all. Any suggestions?
HP are notoriously problematic, my HP printer, my first HP has been a pain in the bum since day one and HP's customer service is rubbish. As soon as the thing runs out of ink it will be donated to charity and I'll go back to Epson/Canon.
How I have managed to get my printer to work reasonably well is to install the drivers without all the bloatware that HP seems to bundle with their drivers. Might be worth a try.
If you're going to use a printer that only has parallel port connectivity, you might be better to install a PCI Parallel Port card rather than trying to run it from a USB port via a USB/Parallel cable. Does the cable let you configure the Parallel Port as EPP, ECP etc as appropriate for the printer?
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