|Hello Folks, my client has brought a new Thermal Printer but the port on it is different to the previous the new one has a centronics port where the previous printer had a 25 pin parallel.|
the ports on the till are rj45 serial based com ports the previous printer had cables provided by the original till supplier that had cable the 25 pin plugged into the printer and a 9 pin on the other end plugged into another 9 pin which in turn had the rj45 serial on the other end. a thoroughly strange setup.
so at 1st i simply tried to buy a centronics port to a 9 pin to plug into the existing lead that connected to the rj45. no joy.
secondly i tried to use the lead provided with the printer along with a female to female 25 pin paralell gender changer
that look like this
<centronics port-----25 pin><gender changer><25 pin-------9pin><9pin-----rj45><till>
Suffice it to say that did not work.
so 3rd i purchased a centronics to usb lead and when i plugged this in the windows xp based prompted me to install usb based printing support from the XP Sp2 disc which i did.
I then installed the Advanced printer driver but the only drivers available were for the tm-t88iii and above.
the printer driver installed correctly but now the printer just says not available. when i tried to alter the port settings i got not avilable - offline. but when i switched the port settings back to thier orginal values i the printer/windows still reported offline.
please help im at my wits end.
this is a link to the till in question
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