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Windows 7: Printer (HP Deskjet 500C) - New Build

11 Dec 2014   #1
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 
Printer (HP Deskjet 500C) - New Build

Love this old printer (supports both parallel and serial)

Put a USB to Parallel Port Connector
Used Windows Update to download Win7 driver for this printer.
Showed "i" on Printer
Customized and changed Port to USB001 Virtual Printer Port
Changed to Check.
Still Won't Print.

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Questions:
1) I assume that since it says a virtual port it is running through the common
USB controller and hence the USB plug can be in any USB (e.g. USB 2 or 3)?

2) Where do I go from here?


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11 Dec 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The problem is the number of control signals, or lack of, that are available on the USB/Serial Converter. I've never seen one of these work, or a post with someone getting one to work with an HP.

Time for a new Printer.
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11 Dec 2014   #3
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 

Thanks for this info.

As I said, love this old printer.
I do agree there is something going on with the signals on these new motherboards.

My old original IBM Keyboard would not work off the PS2 port (a new PS2 keyword will), but if I convert the keyboard input to USB (old plug > PS2 >USB) works fine.

Have a COM port if all else fails (always ran parallel before)

--- BUT "hopefully"there is a USB solution.
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12 Dec 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

As firebird says mate maybe time for anew one but there are adaptors for the USB to COM ports if you Google it will probably come up with suppliers - as there is out here.

Well maybe I have it wrong but just my two cents worth and I have attached a pic of one from my supplier so you can see if it is the thing you want.


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12 Dec 2014   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The user has an adapter but it doesn't work. ALL of them that I've either tried myself, or users tried when I was on the Dell forum did not work with a HP printer or scanner. The problem appears to be the number of control signals that the USB/Serial port has, compared to a "real" serial port. The HP needs more than what the USB/Serial devices have. I recall one user with a different brand printer getting it to work, but never an HP.

Jack
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12 Dec 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

My mistake mate I missed that and I have never had to use one so I reckon the new printer is the go.
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12 Dec 2014   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Basic printers can be purchased relatively cheap.

$29.95 for a new HP Deskjet 1010 direct from HP.
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12 Dec 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Cripes that is cheap mate I thought I was getting a bargain for $189 for the HP Officejet Pro 8600 that I replaced the inkaholic Canon with and it is a beauty.
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12 Dec 2014   #9
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Basic printers can be purchased relatively cheap.

$29.95 for a new HP Deskjet 1010 direct from HP.

Cheap printers are just that. Actually a loss leader I think, with only about 50 pages of ink on board and will soon require new ink cartridges for just ... $23.95! Perhaps why HP is spinning off the hardware division - all the money is in the ink.
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13 Dec 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Basic printers can be purchased relatively cheap.

$29.95 for a new HP Deskjet 1010 direct from HP.

Cheap printers are just that. Actually a loss leader I think, with only about 50 pages of ink on board and will soon require new ink cartridges for just ... $23.95! Perhaps why HP is spinning off the hardware division - all the money is in the ink.
Well a bit OT but I agree Roger that is why I bought the HP I did because the Canons I used to like were very thirsty and terribly noisy. My aftermarket inks for the HP Officejet I get for $12 a pop whereas the Canons wwere $25!! and lasted no time at all.
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