Set this preferred parallel port mode in the system BIOS on the Dimension™ 8200
Refer to your manual to find the preferred parallel port mode for your device. To set this preferred parallel port mode in your system BIOS, perform the following steps:
|NOTE:||If you wait too long to press the <F2> key, allow the operating system to finish loading. Restart the computer and then press the <F2> key when the lights on your keyboard flash.|
The available options are AT, PS/2 (default), EPP, and ECP. For additional information on what these settings are, click here.
The Parallel Port Printer Modes That Are Available in the BIOS (System Setup)
If you are connecting a printer or scanner to your system using the parallel port, you must set the proper parallel port mode for your device within your system BIOS. The various parallel port printer modes are Output only (AT), Bi-directional (PS/2), Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP), and Extended Capabilities Port (ECP). If you are unsure of your specific device's settings, refer to your device manual or contact the device manufacturer for the recommended setting.
|NOTE:||If you need technical assistance for your printer, call the printer's manufacturer (see the documentation that came with the printer for the correct phone number). Dell does not provide support for third-party software and peripherals. Support for all third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.
For more information on the Dell Software and Peripheral Support Policy, refer to the following link:https://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/siteinfo.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~topic=techsupport
Article ID: SLN83078
Last Date Modified: 07/27/2015 09:25 AM
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