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Windows 7: Win 7 driver needed for brother hl-1230 printer

16 Jun 2010   #11
spam

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks for the advice. Some sort of progress. I now have the driver loaded and can see HL-1230 Series printer icon in my printer / device folder (with an alert triangle - but troubleshoot has no solution).

However, my actual printer still shows as an unspecified device in my printer / device folder.

Test page doesn't print.

Am I close to a solution?


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16 Jun 2010   #12
spam

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks. HL 1230 driver seems to have loaded and can see the icon in my list of printers. The actual printer stills shows as separate entity as unspecified item.

I looked at printer properties and unchecked it from LPT1 port and checked COM1, COM2, COM3, & COM4 ports (using parallel to usb adapter)
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16 Jun 2010   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Mine is also on a USB to centronics adapter. The port shows up as USB002, with a description of "Virtual printer port for USB". If would have been USB001 but my HP all in 1 used that port. One thing you could try is to right click the icon and select remove device. Then unplug and reinsert the USB cable for the printer. That will get you the new hardware detected and you can try installing it again.
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17 Jun 2010   #14
arubin

Linux: Slackware64 13
 
 

As alphanumeric says, you need to install it to a virtual printer port for USB. Sorry I cannot be more specific. This was a PC belonging to someone else I was helping out.
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17 Jun 2010   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Also I believe that "Virtual USB Printer Port" gets installed during the printer install. When I installed my printer a generic icon titled USB Printer support or something came up first. I think it was at the bottom under "Undefined". After a couple of seconds the title and icon changed to Brother HL-1230 series and it moved to the "Printers and Faxes" section and the generic looking icon disappeared. I'd just start over, unplug the printers USB cable, remove the printer from the Printers and Faxes section, and anything else that you know shouldn't be there. Anything that is undefined or unknown. Reboot the PC and then plug the printer back in and see if it will install correctly. Windows can really be a pain when something half installs.
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