Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help with connecting a 3d printer.

29 Apr 2017   #1
dlw

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Help with connecting a 3d printer.

My W7 laptop can not find my Printrbot Metal Simple 3d printer.
The software is looking for COM8, the printer is set at COM8 but they will not connect.
Was told baud rate didn't matter even still I tried all listed.

It was working, now it is not.

Any help appreciated.

dlw


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Apr 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Have you added or installed any software recently? Did it stop working after you did that, if you did?

Baud rate does matter. Serial ports and software will not auto-negotiate a connection without both devices using the same baud rate. Unless the software is deliberately coded to try all baud rates available until the printer answers, I'm not sure about your printer software, maybe this is the case.

The first thing I would do is go into Device Manager and expand the "Ports (COM & LPT)" drop-down and make sure that you really have a COM8 on the machine. If it is there, look in the properties tab to make sure that everything is set properly. If you aren't sure, then post screen shots so we can see, please.

Also, and I know it sounds stupid, but check the serial port cable at the back of your PC and make sure it is properly plugged in. I've had issue like this a number of times and it's often that the cable has worked its way loose.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help with connecting a 3d printer.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Connecting Two Computers to a Printer
Is there a way to connect two computers to a printer? Is there such a thing as USB cable slitter?
Hardware & Devices
Help with connecting a 'legacy' hp printer please
I've recently migrated from xp to win7 ultimate on my two laptops. One is an HP8510 Workstation. One is an HP MINI Atom, CPU N270 @1.60GHz , .99GB RAM. Attempting to install driver software for my elderly but mint condition and fully-satisfactory-for-my-needs HP 895cse printer I am unable...
Hardware & Devices
Printer not connecting to computer
Hi Guys Basically, I can't get a Samsung ML 3560 Laser printer to operate with my desktop computer which is running Win7 Home Premium. There is nothing wrong with the printer or USB cable - they work fine with my laptop running XP. I have downloaded and installed the latest drivers for Win7...
Hardware & Devices
Connecting to an XP Printer
The only printer in my network is on a computer running XP, and my 7 laptop needs to connect to it. How do I do this? I already used my XP computer to set up a workgroup, but I can't figure out how to connect to it on 7.
Network & Sharing
Connecting to printer
Hi, Any advice would be appreciated; I have a laptop running Windows 7, which I want to connect to a PC running Windows XP to access the printer, the laptop can see the printer but when I connect I get the following message ‘Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied’. I...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:52.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App