I have also tried to print from notepad and the command prompt. The printer will not print in parallel with the serial card installed. This should send a text copy of the directory to the printer and it should print. I’ve changed printer cables. Please sign in to comment.
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This should send a text copy of the directory to the printer and it should print. I’ve tried changing the internal dip switch settings. Okidata Microline Turbo.
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I may be wrong but did not this printer also have a serial okidata microline 184 turbo and if so, I hope you are plugging the cable into the right port. Did you try another printer on lpt 1 and did it work?
Okidata microline 184 turbo for your help dmzcompute. I did manage to get a serial printer working today. They all okidata microline 184 turbo the self test ok but I can’t get them to print through the parallel port. Also just a thought is microlind make sure the on-line light is on. If it does fine. Sometimes the online light will not come on automatically and you have to press the button to make it come on-line.
It was also necessary to play with the dip switches to get all the lines on the test page to print. The next step is to try another computer or find a serial cable. I’ve changed printer cables. Really difficult with modern computers and you have to know what the dip switch settings are for baud, polarity, etc. I found the problem on Okidata’s knowledge base.
I should have checked there first. This way you eliminate the windows os and mucroline a straight text print which the can handle. I have tried 3 different cables as well as numerous printers.
Okidata microline 184 turbo printer will not print in parallel with the serial card installed. I have also tried to print mictoline notepad and the command prompt. Okidata doesn’t provide a driver because one is included with Win XP. If you do have the users manual here is a link to download it.
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The driver says it printed. Okidata microline 184 turbo best way to test is with a dos print. You really do not want to try to get it working with the serial cable. Yes the printer has both a serial and parallel port and I microoine have it plugged in the right port.