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Windows 7 64 will not see my printer


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#1 median

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:40 PM

I have Windows 7 64 with a Brother 1440 (non-USB) printer. I have done Windows update, attempted adding it in printer devices, and tried everything I know how to do but windows still WILL NOT SEE IT. Can someone help? I am extremely frustrated.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

Brother Solutions Center: HL-1440 (Drivers, Manuals, FAQ's, etc.).



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hello :)

 

Have you tried using it as a usb printer? When you tried to add it does it see the printer connected at all or just not show the driver?

 

Edit: follow above post before answering mine. He posted right before I did. :)


Edited by computerxpds, 16 January 2014 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

Are you on a parallel port then?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

Yes, parallel port, nor usb. 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

Download and run the Brother software for your version of Windows.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

The website says that Brother does not have my software anymore and that they have partnered with Windows (i.e. - the drivers are supposed to come with Windows update). I've tried that and still nothing. 

 

SEE HERE: http://www.brother-usa.com/lp/windows7compatibility.aspx

 

It says "No" under Brother Solution Center (i.e. - that you can't download it from them). I'm confused.  

 

 

EDIT: I tried to add a printer in the control panel Printers/Devices area and still have no success. I'm using the LPT1 port with a serial cable. Everything is turned on and I have restarted my system after all updates and after trying to print a test page (it says print error). Still nothing. 


Edited by median, 16 January 2014 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

Hello :)

 

Have you tried using it as a usb printer? When you tried to add it does it see the printer connected at all or just not show the driver?

 

Edit: follow above post before answering mine. He posted right before I did. :)

 

No, I don't have a USB printer. Although I have tried other USB drives (etc) and they work fine. 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

Brother HL-1440 Windows 7 64-bit driver

 

Brother HL-1440 Windows 7 32-bit driver


Edited by SpywareDoctor, 16 January 2014 - 02:03 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

 

This is the UNINSTALL TOOL. 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:11 PM

I figured it out. My machine does not have a parallel cable port on the motherboard. I plugged the printer into a parallel audio sound card port thinking it was part of the motherboard. So, I guess this printer is worthless :/


Edited by median, 16 January 2014 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

I tried to add a printer in the control panel Printers/Devices area and still have no success. I'm using the LPT1 port with a serial cable. Everything is turned on and I have restarted my system after all updates and after trying to print a test page (it says print error). Still nothing. 

 

I hope that was a mistake when You said a serial cable. Serial cable are used on serial ports, Parallel cables are used on parallel ports, LPT1 for example.

 

Have You looked in the Device manager to see if the Your printer port is set up. Windows will let You choose a non existent LPT port when You set up the printer.

 

My Windows 7 computer shows that I can choose LPT1, LPT2, LPT3 even though this computer has no parallel ports.

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

If your motherboard does not come with a parallel port, you can buy usb-parallel adapter cables pretty cheap. Something like this would work.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

Actually I put a parallel port card in my brothers i7 build. It was cheaper but I had to order it. First I tried a USB to parallel adapter. It saw the printer, installed the drivers but would never print. I put the card in and done. You can get them pretty cheap on Amazon, Newegg or Tiger Direct.

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

That printer has a usb port it looks like this:

http://werewind.com/pictures/USB-type-B-female-port-m.jpg

 

Go get one of these:

http://www.sfcable.com/mm5/UB12-XX_01_340x340.jpg


Edited by Roodo, 16 January 2014 - 04:25 PM.





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