Epson Stylus Color 900 Ink Jet Printer

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Q:
I have the printer connected to the pass-through port on a scanner or zip drive and I'm having trouble printing. What should I do?
A:
If you are experiencing problems printing with the printer connected to a scanner, zip drive or other external device pass-through port, try connecting the printer directly to the PC's parallel port. We do not recommend using any type of pass-through connection with our printers since it often interferes with the printer's data communication to the computer.

The best solution would be to purchase an optional bidirectional parallel adapter board to add an additional parallel port (LPT2) to your computer. Each device could then be set up separately without conflicts and you can switch between them in your software rather than switching cables or using a switch box. Parallel adapter option cards are available from most computer stores and they are inexpensive and fairly easy to install.

An A/B switch box that switches all of the pins in the printer cable from one device to the other is another possibility. It allows you to switch back and forth between the two devices as needed, however, there are many types and manufacturers, some work and some do not work. If you wish to try this method make sure you can return the switch box if it doesn't work correctly.

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