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09-28-2011 05:04 PM
HP laserjet 1200 using windows7. My computer has USB ports, but no parallel port, so the computer is cabled to the printer with a usb to parallel adapter. Sometimes works fine, sometimes system states printer as ready, but will not print. Reboot hardware and on restart, I got one page to print. Next attempt to print puts the document in cue, but just sits there -- no error message. Finally, after multiple restarts, I got it to print (have no idea how), but now I had to print 20 pages one page at a time. It will not print more than one page, even if I select to print 20. Next time I start the computer I don't know if the printer will print. Do you need to use the same USB port each time, Or are the USB to parallel adapters undependable?
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09-29-2011 08:06 AM
Unfortunately, parallel to USB adapters can be undependable. Other than a new printer, I'm not sure what would provide you with a fix for this problem. You might try another adapter if you have one, but if that still doesn't work I would look into a printer that your computer could support.
Hope this helps!
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10-06-2011 11:25 AM
I just purchased my printer yesterday. It is a wonderful product. I hooked it all up fine and did a test print. Something is wrong though because when I try to print, it gives me a message saying hook up some sort of cable. The printer does not hook to my laptop. Of course I am sure I did something wrong. Do I need another adapter?
Thank you for any help you may suggest.
07-11-2012 10:27 AM
07-11-2012 10:47 AM
I got the HP 1200 to work only intermittently. I resolved the issue by giving the printer to my daughter who has an older computer with a parallel port. I bought an HP photosmart 6510 and now I perform wireless printing from my laptop and my I-phone. I can also print over the internet, but I perform that operation so seldom that I have to relearn the process each time.
The model below the 6510 seemed too cheap and I bought the 6510 when it was way on sale. I do, however, still dislike having to cope with inkjet cartridges, their expense, and their lack of longevity. The toner for a laser used to last almost a year. What I really need is a printer that doesn't bother with photos, that prints black and white only, but otherwise has all the networking, scanning, copying functions of the 6510. That should be about $29.99, right?
07-11-2012 06:01 PM
07-11-2012 06:06 PM