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Installing the PCL Printer Driver


  • To install this printer driver, you must have an account that has Manage Printers permission. For this, log on as an Administrators or Power Users group member.

1Close all applications except this manual.

2Check the following:

  • The printer's USB cable is disconnected

  • The printer's main power switch is turned to off

3Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

The installer starts.

4Select the interface language, and then click [OK].

5Click [PCL 6 Printer Driver] or [PCL 5c Printer Driver].

The software license agreement appears.

6After reading the agreement, click [I accept the agreement.], and then click [Next >].

7In the [Method to install printer driver] dialog box, clear the [Search for network printers.] check box, select the [Connect a printer using a USB cable.] check box, and then click [Next >].

A message appears, asking you to check that the USB cable is not connected and the printer's main power switch is turned to off.

8Check the USB cable and the printer status, and then click [Next >].

9When the [<Auto-detect USB Port>] dialog box appears, connect this printer to the computer using a USB cable, and then turn the printer's main power switch to on.

The auto-detecting starts.

To cancel the auto-detecting, click [Stop Auto-detecting].

10When the dialog box asking you to use this printer as the default printer appears, click either key.

11When a message appears informing you that the installation was successfully completed, click [Finish].


  • In a Windows Vista environment, depending on security settings, the [User Account Control] dialog box might appear after you insert the CD-ROM. If this is the case, click [Allow].

  • If the printer driver is already installed, plug and play is enabled and the printer connected to the USB port appears automatically in the [Printers] window.

  • When USB is first used, plug and play starts. Then the [New Hardware Found], [Device Driver Wizard], or [Add New Hardware Wizard] dialog box appears, depending on the operating system.

  • To disable Auto Run, press the left [Shift] key when inserting the CD-ROM into the drive and keep it pressed until the computer finishes reading from the CD-ROM.

  • The number after “USB” varies depending on the number of printers connected.

  • A message appears if the printer connection fails. Check the USB cable is connected and the printer's main power switch is turned to on, and then click [Retry].

  • The USB port is available only for the printer driver that is installed first. To install additional drivers for this printer, install them using other ports (such as LPT1). Then, after the installation, change the port settings to the specified USB port.