I am running XP Pro and have an HP LaserJet 5L printer. The printer only has a parallel (centronix?) connector on it. I just bought a USB to Parallel printer cable (www.cablesunlimited.com
When I print a “test page”, it works fine. When I try to print many pages (80), it seems the printer’s buffer fills and the printer goes into error mode. I tried to print less pages (10 instead of 80) and the printer printed just ONE page – the 10 pages were all combined onto one page (it is as if the same paper was used to print pages 1 to 10 on the paper / all pages were superimposed on the same page). It seems that the problem is that whatever character(s) would tell the printer to eject the page is being stripped out of the print stream and so if I print more than 10 pages, the buffer fills – and if I print less than 10 pages, they all print on top of each other onto one piece of paper.
Can anyone help me to get this working properly?