> I'm getting ready to purchase an Epson Stylus 2500, anyone have any
> experience with this model?? I'm looking for a quality printer and scanner
> (the copy feature is a plus). One main reason for looking at this model is
> that it DOES NOT have the FAX capability.
> Whot about running it on a PowerBook 3400?
I have an Epson Stylus all in one 2500 printer/scanner/copier, I love it,
worked flawlessly in my Windows ME based machine, loaded the disc and
drivers, put the cable on it and i was set.
That computer has finally bit the dust and I built a new one, I am running
windows 2000 professional and I installed the printer disc and drivers,
plugged in the parallel cable (1284 compliant etc etc) restarted the pc yet
I get an error message on each attempt to use the printer.
I have confirmed in my bios that I have the lpt1 port OPEN and ENABLED, I
have changed its IRQ and put it back to its default, there are no error
messages in the device manager, I have uninstalled and re-installed the
drivers, I have gone in deleted the printer, choose add printer let widows
find and load drivers for it, yet no matter what I do I can't get it to work
(the printer is a known good working condition unit).
I then went to epsons page for a possible patch or fix or newer driver
I found a 2000 driver
Printer Driver v5.0bEs2
but I noticed it said
This driver supports only a USB connection on Windows 2000.
I can't seem to find anything on their page to tell me if i can even use
this 2500 on a windows professional OS with the parallel cable, but does
that even sound correct to you guys or gals?
I am gonna pick up a USB a-b cable tonight to test it out, but it just seems
really weird that I can't get it to work with a parallel connection with
windows 2000, when in the past with ME and 98 it worked fine via parallel.
Maybe I am misunderstanding that one note on that one driver and thinking
all the sudden I can't even use the parallel cable on 2000 pro, however I
have run out of options besides buying a usb cable to test this theory out,
just figured some of you might read this and fill me in on what you know or
if it even sounds correct?
I sent an email to Epson asking this question altho I doubt I will even get
a reply (or when if ever),
So any input welcome,