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Thread: Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable




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    Default Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable

    Hi everyone, I have a need to connect my old HP IIIP Laserjet which is a parrel port printer to my system. I have a cable that converts parrel to usb which works on my old computer and this printer. However I can't get it to install the printer in XP x64. The USB device shows up as an unknown device and I can't get it to change the driver over to the HP one.

    Does this have anything to do with the the LPT port settings in the bios?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable

    Hi,
    There is an optional LPT cable available for this mother board.
    I'm not sure about the adapter you are using.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by fcastro View Post
    Hi everyone, I have a need to connect my old HP IIIP Laserjet which is a parrel port printer to my system. I have a cable that converts parrel to usb which works on my old computer and this printer. However I can't get it to install the printer in XP x64. The USB device shows up as an unknown device and I can't get it to change the driver over to the HP one.

    Does this have anything to do with the the LPT port settings in the bios?
    If you choose to use the mobo's built-in Parallel (LPT) port to connect your printer, then yes you must properly set the bios's LPT port settings. However if only ever intending to use a USB connected printer setup, then not necessary to have bios's LPT port settings enabled.

    I have an old parallel port HP deskjet 720C which I have run with no problems on a EP45-UD3P. Works just fine regardless of whether connected via the mobo's built-in parallel connector or by USB!

    Maybe you just have a XP x64 printer driver issue ---> have you checked the HP website to see if a suitable x64 driver exists for your HP IIIP Laserjet printer?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable

    Thanks for the reply guys.

    The HP site was of no help. There help says that the driver for the HP LaserJet IIIP is built into XP. That is true because on the other machine I ad the printer on I did the install and it worked using the USB cable. Not the case with XP x64. I am sure it is a driver problem as well.

    I can't get the printer installed via the USB cable with this OS.
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by fcastro View Post
    Thanks for the reply guys.

    The HP site was of no help. There help says that the driver for the HP LaserJet IIIP is built into XP. That is true because on the other machine I ad the printer on I did the install and it worked using the USB cable. Not the case with XP x64. I am sure it is a driver problem as well.

    I can't get the printer installed via the USB cable with this OS.
    You could of course try connecting your printer via the mobo's bulit-in Parallel port connector. You will however need to get yourself a Motherboard Parallel Port Connector cable similar to that shown at link below,

    IDC 26 / DB25, Motherboard Parallel Port Connector cable

    On the other hand, if your problem is the lack of "any" suitable XP x64 printer driver, then now may be the time to either, go back to using XP x32, or, getting yourself another printer?
    Last edited by jimmor; 03-21-2009 at 08:16 AM.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P LPT Port Printer USB Cable

    Just checked the HP website and it shows that XP x64 is supposed to have driver support for a HP Laserjet III printer. And even explains how to install it via LPT port or USB; see link:-

    HP LaserJet III Printer*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

    And some other links that may help with your problems,

    Business support forums - Laserjet 3p for MS XP

    Business support forums - Connecting a LaserJet IIIp via a parallel to USB converter

    Business support forums - HP LaserJet IIIP Driver for XP
    Last edited by jimmor; 03-21-2009 at 09:01 AM.
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