From a picture I found I can tell if the parallel port is built in or ribbon
cabled to one of the connectors
If the port is on a vertical card, I'd crack the case and make sure the
cable is seated and pin one is oriented properly.
Also check the parallel cable that you are using to connect to the printer
or use the same cable/printer on another machine to confirm good.
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"Greg81" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm going crazy here. I have Vista 64 Ultimate & Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
> board. I have tring to hook up a HP 4000n printer with a parallel port.
> It just won't work. I have tried everything including downloading 64 bit
> drivers, changing the parallel port settings in the bios, etc. I
> suspect it has something to do with the port because the printer does
> not respond at all to anything I do. Any suggestions are appreciated.