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kbappl
26-07-2005, 07:53 AM
My work compter motherboard has died . I use a dot matrix printer EP-1500 to print fan fold paper. I think I was using a Panasonic Print Driver.Where are these drivers keep so I can tranfer it to my home computer even the driver name????. Hard drive is OK and have fitted to home compuer as Drive F & G .

Myth
26-07-2005, 09:00 AM
Why not use the driver floppy/cd that came with the printer?
If that has been lost, you can generally find the drivers online; and download them.

drcspy
26-07-2005, 09:34 AM
check the 'inf' files folder within windoze folder

Rob99
26-07-2005, 09:48 AM
What is the brand of printer?

Are there any more codes other than EP-1500?

kbappl
26-07-2005, 10:28 AM
[QUOTE=kbappl]My work compter motherboard has died . I use a dot matrix printer EP-1500 to print fan fold paper. I think I was using a Panasonic Print Driver.Where are these drivers keep so I can tranfer it to my home computer even the driver name????. Hard drive is OK and have fitted to home compuer as Drive F & G
Model Super 5 EP- 1500 and is about 15 years old.No driver disks as pre win95. Went on line and could find any thing suitable to print correctly thats why I want to find the one I had on my comp with faulty motherboard

Rob99
26-07-2005, 10:46 AM
What OS are you trying to install it on?

Is the printer an Epson? or a Panasonic?

Rob99
26-07-2005, 10:48 AM
Have a look here (http://members.driverguide.com/index.php?action=dosearch&qm0=Super+5+EP-+1500&qa5=15&dp=3&sm=b&jmd=or&fzz=b)

kbappl
26-07-2005, 11:31 AM
Win XP. No other brand except Super5 EP-1500

Rob99
26-07-2005, 12:27 PM
You may need to log into DriverGuide, but with your search string I found 500 different drivers. You could probally cut 95% of them just by reading the description, but I'm sure you will find one there.

Otherwise does XP have a generic driver that will get it working? You can find this out when you try to install the printer.

Graham L
26-07-2005, 04:02 PM
Try the Windows "generic text printer". ;) That should work pretty well if you don't do fancy graphics. Just about all the early dot matrix printers could emulate each other, so just about any driver for a dot matrix will probably work.

bobclick
01-08-2005, 07:08 PM
I searched for my Canon S750 in the Windows folder and found it's folder in c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86 ... all my other printers had folders there too ... mind you they all have modern 32 bit drivers ... bit like finding the inbox & address book for outlook express hey ... go Bill G