Saturday, 25 February 2012

Broken printer will not install .. unless connected

Just spent a half hour trying to see why an old Lexmark 2030 Color Jetprinter would not install on a Win7 64 bit computer. Downloads several drivers that would not work. Never seemed to get any response
from the printer. Finally decided to check the connections. Oh .. the cable to the printer is an old style DB25 cable type and the new computer only has USB. I suppose we could look for a USB to DB25 like
but that is $20 by itself and no guarantee that a driver exists for this old printer anyway. Ended up ordering an inkjet HP printer from Best Buy and will install it for client next week. Yay. The old printer has been sitting here since the old computer was replaced - looking like it might work, but sadly, no.

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