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Not printing to valid port

Have Win 98 SE and printer shot craps. I installed an Epson C-80 spare and had in on USB. Got the "not printing to valid port" message and re-installed with parallet cable and moved configuration to LPT1 but still get the same message. Everything is plugged in and the printer is on. How do I check to make sure that the printer is printing to a valid port? Thanx

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You didn't specifically say

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that you installed the drivers for it!!!

For USB you normally have to install the drivers FIRST before plugging the printer in and turning power on.

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Re: printer ports

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I don't know the pecularities of Epson printers. But when my Canon printer is off-line (or the PC-printer switch is turned to the 'other' PC), the message is "The (USB) port is in use by another program". It takes some time to get used to that.

All I want to say: the message may mean this Epson printer has gone south.

I would advice to install the printer (drivers) on another PC according to the original installation instruction and see what happens there.

Kees

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