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We have an HP 940C Deskjet connected by LPT to a Lenovo XP. The 940C Deskjet Control Panel's Printer Status reads "Status Unknown". The printer functions, but we need to use the Control Panel to change the printer set up for some DOS programs. Is there some way to get the Control Panel to recognize the printer?

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Hello, I was using a 940C till quite recently and had no probs; however I was using USB to connect. Perhaps your LPT cable isn't fully wired and so bi-directional comms don't work, ie status info isn't received from the printer, tho' am only speculating. Anyway, could you use USB to connect or try a different LPT cable, maybe a known good or more modern one...worth thinking about anyway! Good luck, Nicam49 p.s. don't forget to vote :-)

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