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lq1170i goes dead after upgrading my computer
nutvoot May-15-01 02:29 PM
i upgraded my computer recently. i bought new motherboard, cpu and i used old hdd. ram vga card without clean install winme (i simply put hdd from old computer to the new one) winme detect new hardware and everything works fine. I know that i should do a clean install of winme. but my hdd is full of crap (for my work) and i dont have backup option. you know, it's can take ages install windows office drivers and stuff. so, i goes with this for a while before i have time and format hardrive and setup the whole thing.

i got two printer one is brother hl-1250 i connect to usb so i can connect my epson lq1170i printer via parallial port (excuse my spelling) my hl-1250 works fine under usb port but when i use lq1170i printer it print garbage and i did the printer self-test i surprise that it's also work fine so i guess the problem solve!! it's the parallial cable. i test the cable with hl-1250 again i was surprised (again) it's work so, cable is not the problem here. and i think it has something to do with driver. i romove and re-install the printer driver i still couldn't get it to work. could you tell me what else i can do????


1. RE: lq1170i goes dead after upgrading my computer
lbyard May-15-01 03:34 PM
In response to message 0
Delete the printer port in Start, Settings, Control Panel, Ports and LPT and shutdown. When the computer first starts to boot, go into the CMOS Setup and change the printer port to normal or standard. If that doesn't work, see if the printer will operate OK after the Brother printer is uninstalled. The parallel interface on the printer could be defective. Larry

2. RE: lq1170i goes dead after upgrading my computer
nutvoot May-17-01 04:43 PM
In response to message 1
thanks Larry!!

it has something to do with my bios. my epson printer doesn't like other mode for parallel port. I changed it to 'normal' and everything works fine.


3. RE: lq1170i goes dead after upgrading my computer
lbyard May-17-01 05:31 PM
In response to message 2
It's not a matter of not liking the BIOS. The 1170 is an old printer and will not work on a printer port set-up for bi-directional printing that that most newer printers use. Larry

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