Connection from biostar tf8200 to printer

By johnlvs2run ยท 4 replies
Jul 9, 2008
  1. Connection from biostar tf8200 to hp laserjet 4M plus printer

    My hp laserjet 4M plus printer goes on, but doesn't print from the keyboard.
    I wonder if the issue might be the connection from the biostar motherboard to the printer.

    The mobo has a 25 pin connection;
    I plugged a cable from an older computer into the mobo;
    then plugged the 25 pin printer cord into the other end of the cable.

    According to Linux Foundation, the printer should work perfectly.
    http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-LaserJet_4M_Plus

    Some guidance on this will be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If the printer has USB capability try connecting it that way. 25 pin printer ports are virtually obsolete at this time
     
  3. johnlvs2run

    johnlvs2run TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    There are 25, and 9 pin connections, no USB capability for this printer.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is the 25 pin port on the biostar motherboard enabled in the bios?
     
  5. johnlvs2run

    johnlvs2run TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I don't know, didn't see that in the bios before, will check it out.

    Any particular place it would be?
     
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