12-12-2009 12:06 PM - last edited on 06-16-2013 07:26 PM by Maiko-I
Has anyone been able to come up with a way to fix this obvious snub by HP of a $600 printer that still works great. I really don't care about scanning or faxing, just want to be able to print via parallel interface (LPT1). This should not be that difficult. Thanks.
12-12-2009 12:21 PM
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12-14-2009 06:17 AM
12-14-2009 06:36 PM
I have the same problem with a 2840 and was told by HP support too bad, there is not a fix for this problem you have to buy a new printer.
apparently there is no driver that works for VISTA or WINDOWS 7.
you would think someone at HP would pull thier head out of their rear and either come up with a fix or offer a special purchase deal
01-04-2010 03:30 PM
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01-16-2010 08:56 PM
(I own 5 of these great machines, at home and work, so I was motivated not to give up!)
Solution: I ran Printer Install (Add Printer) Wizard from within Windows 7; Then clicked on Update to list of printers... after a long wait, the list of available printers, including various permutations of HP Laserjet 3200, was available for selection. Chose PCL6 version of Laserjet 3200, and let Windows 7 (Microsoft) download and install the printer driver. Low and behold, SUCCESS! My laserjet 3200 now prints fine. Have not tested scanning function....stay tuned.
10-08-2010 06:11 PM
I had the same problem after I had to reinstall Windows 7. I got the same error message printes: PCL XL error; subsystem kernel; error: unsupportedprotocol; operator 0x0; position:0.
I followed your instructions and the printing is fine. Thanks a million, Marin
12-03-2010 08:56 PM
I tried the issue with Add Printer, Wizard, Windows update and installed the 3200 PCL6 driver and it installs it but when we print a test page it does not.
Can you advise whne you are adding the printer does the USB cable have to be connected or disconnected. I have tried the process couple of times and has not worked.
When i tried it the second time it noted that the driver is already installed how do i delete it and then restart.
01-03-2011 06:12 PM
I had a similar problem on my home network and use a workaround.
0. The 3200 is attached to the parallel printer port of an XPHome pc and shared on the network as \\host\HPLaser (where 'host' is the machine name of the XPHome pc - yours will be different, as will the printer share name).
1. On the W7 pc, run cmd to get a DOS prompt
2. net use lpt1: \\host\HPLaser
3. Then proceed to add a local printer on lpt1: using the standard W7 wizard from the control panel. I used the PCL 6 driver, but any driver should work.
That's it. It's slow printing certain types of graphics, but since I print infrequently these days, I can live with it. An inelegant hack for sure that redirects your lpt1: to the network.
03-14-2014 07:19 AM