Solved can I buy a printer for an older computer w/windows 95

April 23, 2012 at 12:29:21
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can I buy a printer for my windows 95 operating system

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April 23, 2012 at 23:10:55
Athough Brother does not have drivers for Win 95 it functions fine using the drivers the printer emulates.HP Laserjet3, QMS-810, etc. also works as a DOS printer with software with drivers installed in software.

You didn't mention what application you were using. Dave's suggestion of a used Laserjet Series 3 is excellent. It too has several emulations. Depending on previous work environment.the rollers may have deteriorated and feed roller clutch may need adjustment.



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April 23, 2012 at 12:43:58
Sure can.

It may be that some of the newer ones won't allow you to install some of the monitoring software.


You can still buy old 9 pin and 15 pin printers. They cost a bit more but cost almost nothing to print on.

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Hang up and drive @#$%^^


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April 23, 2012 at 13:04:39
Where can I buy one of these older printers? I looked on ebay & Craigslist without success.

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April 23, 2012 at 14:24:16
You can get a new Brother 5340 laser for less than $200. Has parallel and usb. Emulates PCL, PS, proprinter and epson. Double sides

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#4
April 23, 2012 at 15:48:35
I called Brother & they said the HL-5340D laser printer is not compatable with Windows 95, which is what I need to find a printer for.

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#5
April 23, 2012 at 19:43:54
Do a search for "dot matrix" on ebay. Those are the ones with a typewriter-type ribbon. The paper was a continuous sheet with perferations so it could be torn into standard sheets. I know I've still got a few epson dot matrix around here somewhere.

But you might look for an HP laserjet. The II and III were real workhorses and lasted quite a while. Some of the later LJs had problems with the rollers and would start pulling more than one sheet through.

Check the classifieds in your local paper under office equipment. You might find a good laserjet locally. Check any local auctions also, as well as thrift shops like goodwill.

You'll want one with a standard parallel port connector--not USB.


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April 23, 2012 at 23:10:55
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Athough Brother does not have drivers for Win 95 it functions fine using the drivers the printer emulates.HP Laserjet3, QMS-810, etc. also works as a DOS printer with software with drivers installed in software.

You didn't mention what application you were using. Dave's suggestion of a used Laserjet Series 3 is excellent. It too has several emulations. Depending on previous work environment.the rollers may have deteriorated and feed roller clutch may need adjustment.


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