Re: Windows vista and hp deskjet 940c
OK...now I get it. Sorry. I've never tried one of those adapter-type cables.
Any reason you aren't using the USB port on the 940c? From what I can tell
from HP's web site, the printer has a USB port.
"Bex king" <Bexking@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have bought a USB Parallel printer cable. Parallel in the printer and i
> put it in one of my 4 usb ports. The printer doesn't print a test page
> asked to on installing the printer buti have done a test with HP and the
> printer works fine.
> "Tim" wrote:
>> Maybe it's just a typo...but could you explain in more detail what kind
>> cable you are using to connect from your printer to your laptop? Your
>> implies you are using a parallel cable to a USB connector...that's not
>> possible. From what I remember, the 940c has both connectors...which one
>> you using?
>> Does the printer print a test page properly?
>> "Bex king" <Bex email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > PLease help! I'm not the most tech minded person. I have just got a
>> > new
>> > Packard Bell laptop and it won't recognise my old HP Deskjet 940c
>> > Printer.
>> > I
>> > am connecting the printer through a parallel cable and Laptop on the
>> > usb
>> > port. When i go tthe HP Website it says i don't have to download
>> > anything
>> > it
>> > is already on the lap top. Butnothing is happening any ideas?