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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎05-13-2008
Location: chapel Hill, nc
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printer offline

I plugged in a USB to serial cord to connect my t61 to my laserjet 4000.  Drivers were found by the t61 and installed, but now the printer is listed as "offline."  I have restarted with the cord connected, to no avail.  Any ideas?
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Registered: ‎01-05-2008
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Re: printer offline

The USB to serial interface connection is rather faulty and the possibility is great, that the device isn´t recognised

as it should be and therefore isn´t working as expected if at all. In your case it´s "offline".

The problem is the old printer. I would get a new one or use it with a desktop which have a serial interface.

There´s nothing much to do.

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Re: printer offline

Did you try unchecking the "Use printer offline" box?
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Re: printer offline

It sounds like you're having a driver issue. Uninstall the printer, and then remove it from the USB port, try running any software you have for installing it's drivers, then plug in the printer when it tells you. Printers can be quite fussy unfortunately.
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