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Problem connecting printer

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  1. cadwallader

    cadwallader Thread Starter

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    A few days ago I've just bought a new Epson PhotoR200 and when I set it up the PC (Windows 98) couldn't find a connection to it, so I uninstalled then reinstalled it and the next time, it worked and I printed out some stuff. I went to print tonight and it wouldn't work again. I uninstalled it but this time, when I reinstalled it, it the pc couldn't find the connection to the printer. My old printer was connected by some scarty-looking plug in the back of the tower in a socket specifying a printer connection; this one connects via a USB socket. Would this have anything to do with it? Failing that, has anyone any ideas?

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  2. zupadupa

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    Do you have USB drivers installed for windows 98? Are you using onboard USB or do you have a seperate pci card installed?
     
  3. cadwallader

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    Hmm. Not sure what you mean. My scanner is attached via a USB port, so I used the one next to it ... if that's any help.
     
  4. zupadupa

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    have you tried connecting the printer in the same port where the scanner is to see if the printer will work? Assuming that your scanner works with that USB port. Does your scanner work?
     
  5. cadwallader

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    Yeah. Makes no difference.
     
  6. zupadupa

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    So you scanner works?
     
  7. cadwallader

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    Yeah. That's what I can't understand.
     
  8. cadwallader

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    Both USB ports and both USB cables work fine with the Scanner. If my PC was configured to work with the other printer via the other type of connection, could this be the problem and how could I change the connection?
     
  9. cadwallader

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    It's not a problem with the printer itself; it seems to be the USB connection, although I can't understand why it worked one day bit doesn't any longer.
     
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