Parallel port (LPT1) wih 3 items?
Posted on 1998-07-02
I have been trying to connect an Imation LS120 to my LPT1 port along with the scanner
and printer. When everything in connected together, I get a " scanner not detected"
and both the scanner and LS120 have pass through ports. I have contacted Imations
and after several hours of trying to get things going, they said I had a bad LS120 and
sent me a new one. Same problem as before. I only have 1 LPT port and they suggested
I have another one installed and use it strictly for the new drive. Can I install a new port
myself? What else would have to be done other than the physical installation? How would
the computer detect a new LPT was installed? I read something in another answer about
a switch to solve 3 LPT pieces of hardware connected to 1 LPT port ??? What if something
was stored on the LS120 and then you wanted to copy through the scanner and then print
the end product? Could all this be accomplished if there were 2 LPT ports or a switch
as mentioned above? Why doesn't it all work through the pass throughs as it should?
Rather confusing but maybe someone can help. I would rather not use a switch but that
might be the best and cheapest way to go. Thanks for any help. Jim