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    Old HP Deskjet 340 always offline.
    I've just inherited an old but working HP Deskjet 340 portable printer which I'm trying to get working with my macbook for use away from home. It's has a centronics parallel printer connection but I've bought a USB/parallel lead and new ink cartridge. When I select this printer, my mac identifies it correctly as a 340 and diplays the right picture but rather than print it immediately goes offline.

    I've tried ading it though system utilities but still get the offline problem.

    I know it's an old bit of kit but it would be very useful to get this working. Any ideas good people?
    Experience teaches you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

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    Try this:
    usbtb - high performance USB printing
    (seems to help USB-parallel cables)

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    gshli - Thanks for the suggestion. I'll certainly give it a try when I return home in a couple of days.
    Experience teaches you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

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