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Printer Problems; If You Cannot Print To A Parallel Port Printer; If You Cannot Print To A Usb Printer - Dell Dimension 4300S Manual

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Adjust the speaker controls—
Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion.
Verify the speaker cable connections—
the setup diagram supplied with the speakers.
Be sure that headphones are not connected to the front-panel headphone connector—
when headphones are connected to the computer's front-panel headphone connector.
Adjust the Windows volume control—
double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Be sure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
Run the speaker diagnostics—
Some speaker systems have self-contained diagnostics. See the speaker documentation for diagnostics
instructions.
Eliminate possible interference—
Test the electrical outlet—
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Reinstall the Sound (audio) driver—
Check for interrupt request conflicts—

Printer Problems

HINT:
If you need technical assistance for your printer, call the printer's manufacturer. Dell does not cover the printer's warranty.

If you cannot print to a parallel port printer

 
Verify the printer cable connections—
Manual.
Ensure that the printer is turned on—
Verify that the printer is recognized by Windows
Windows XP
1.  Click the Start button.
2.  Click Control Panel.
3.  Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4.  Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
5.  Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port).
Windows 2000
1.  Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
2.  Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port).
Test the electrical outlet—
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Reinstall the printer driver—
See "Installing the Printer Driver" in the Dell Owner's Manual.
Check for interrupt request conflicts—

If you cannot print to a USB printer

 
Verify the printer cable connections—
Manual.
Ensure that the printer is turned on—
Verify that the printer is recognized by Windows
Windows XP
1.  Click the Start button.
2.  Click Control Panel.
3.  Click Printers and Other Hardware.
4.  Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer is listed, right-click the printer name.
5.  Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is USB.
Windows 2000
1.  Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
2.  Click Properties, and then select the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is USB.
Test the electrical outlet—
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Reinstall the printer driver—
See "Installing the Printer Driver" in the Dell Owner's Manual.
Ensure that the speakers are connected as shown on the START HERE sheet for your computer and
In Windows XP, click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. In Windows 2000,
Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.
See
"Reinstalling
Drivers."
See
"Resolving Software and Hardware
Ensure that the printer cable is connected as described in "Connecting a Printer" in the Dell Owner's
See the documentation supplied with the printer.
See
"Resolving Software and Hardware
Ensure that the printer cable is connected as described in "Connecting a Printer" in the Dell Owner's
See the documentation supplied with the printer.
Sound from the speakers is automatically disabled
Incompatibilities."
Incompatibilities."

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