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connecting the parallel port on the motherboard


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#1 clinton.brits

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

I have an old dexxa 4800 scanner which uses a lpt port. When I bought my PC, there was no parallel port at the back of the PC. I noticed that under com and lpt ports in the control panel, there was a lpt port.

I opened the case and there were pins on the motherboard so I connected a connector and then went into the CMOS and set the lot method to EPP. I was hoping this would work but when I opened the scanner software, nothing opened. I clicked on the start control panel and explorer stopped responding.

I assumed this was a conflict and to take a small step back, I disabled the lpt port in the CMOS but no change. Its not until I removed the connection to the motherboard that I can load windows normally and get into the control panel again.

The orientation is correct because the pins are numbered on the board with a 1 and 2 on the one side and a 24 and 25 on the other.

Is there something I'm missing?

Edit : the PC is running windows xp

Edited by clinton.brits, 03 June 2014 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:17 PM

did it come with any driver software by any chance? and is it possible the connector you purchased is bad?


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:01 PM

Whats the make of the motherboard?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

 Why not just buy an expansion card to add a parallel port?  I assume you have the XP driver & software for using that scanner.  Of course you could buy a new USB connected scanner at prices starting around $60 too.


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:32 AM

I looked further and there was one setting I overlooked. I changed the on board lot to 278/irq5 which I'm told represents LPT2 and all the problems with not responding go away.

As I expected, the scanner software loads but cannot locate the scanner probably because its probably looking in the wrong place. I opened control panel and looked under scanners hoping to just edit the relevant property but being an old giloppy it doesn't appear here. How would this change my driver install or setup.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:43 PM

Did you install the drivers for the scanner? sometimes, especially with XP you have to install the correct driver before windows will recognize the device.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:54 AM

The scanner is long before xp and a driver was never made for xp. The driver everybody is using is a driver for a umax view station 4800 which from what I here works well for others but I can't seem to get it to work. Its a shame because its a really fantastic scanner even though it comes from the 90's.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:47 PM

well, it may not work short of running an older version of windows inside of an emulator.


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