What are the parallel port failure symptoms?

Typical symptoms associated with serial, parallel, or game port failures include the following: A 199, 432, or 90x IBM-compatible error code displays on the monitor (printer port). The printer’s Online light is on but no characters are printed when print jobs are sent to the printer.

Where is LPT2 port on my laptop?

Where is the LPT (parallel) port on a computer? The LPT port or parallel port is found on the back of the computer and is part of the motherboard.

What port should my printer be on?

For a printer connected to the computer via USB, the Port should be set to USB Virtual Printer Port (such as USB001, USB002). For a printer connected to the computer via Parallel, the Port should be set to LPT1 (or LPT2, LPT3 if you have more than one Parallel interface port on your computer).

How do you troubleshoot parallel ports?

To test a printer attached to the parallel port: From a DOS command prompt, type: Type dir >LPT1….Resolving The Problem

  1. Power on the system.
  2. Press F1 to enter the IBM Configuration/Setup Utility.
  3. Using the arrow keys, select Devices and I/O ports, then Enter.
  4. Using the arrow keys, select Serial Port Setup, then Enter.

How do I test a parallel port?

When you test the parallel ports and parallel device, it is recommended that you do the following: Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt. msc, and press Enter. Check to see if the parallel ports and parallel device is listed under Ports (COM & LPT).

How do I connect my parallel port to my laptop?

1. Connect the printer’s original parallel cable by inserting the large plug into the printer’s parallel port and clipping the wire springs inward so that it holds the plug in place. The connector will only go in the correct way and, although it is a tight connection, you should not need to force it.