1. Joined : May 2015
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    Win 10 14393.51
       1 Week Ago #1

    printing problem Win 10 15002 and Brother HL-5150D


    I recently re-entered the Insider program with 15002 X64. (Clean install.)

    I have an old Brother Hl_5150D monochrome laser printer. (It's old enough that it has a parallel port interface as well as a USB one.) It printed properly under 14393.693*and before. Under 15002, a test print just gives the graphic at the upper*right of the page and a horizontal line or two. No text. I messed around with drivers, but they all performed the same.

    Any suggestions (other than "retire the printer")?

    (Mods: Thanks for moving this. This is probably entirely a driver issue.)
    Last edited by bobkn; 1 Week Ago at 18:32.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 533
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #2

    The Windows driver should work for you, if not try contacting Brother Support Downloads | HL-5150D | United States | Brother
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,380
    Win 10 14393.51
       1 Week Ago #3

    spunk said: View Post
    The Windows driver should work for you, if not try contacting Brother Support Downloads | HL-5150D | United States | Brother
    It didn't.

    I also tried the most recent driver package (for Vista). No go.

    I also have a Brother HL-3070CW (color laser w/wireless). The downloadable driver package gave pretty much the same symptoms as for the HL-5150D. The Windows/Windows Update drivers work. I haven't tried to find drivers that are for the Brother PostScript emulator, but I can live without that.

    I haven't contacted Brother support. If they have positive advice for 15002, I'd be very surprised. Maybe I'll give it a try, if only for my own amusement.
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  4. Joined : May 2015
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    Win 10 14393.51
       1 Week Ago #4

    It's back to 14393.693. I'm willing to do a fair amount of putzing around with drivers to get them to work, but my tolerance for frustration is finite.

    Brother's driver support for old hardware seems to be good, so things may well be fine in April.
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  5. Joined : May 2015
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    Win 10 14393.51
       5 Days Ago #5

    Back on 15007 today.

    Someone obligingly made an ISO available for download, so I was able to do a clean install.

    I used the Brother printer installation packages for Win 10 again.

    Magic. Everything seems to work OK.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that nothing breaks with the insider updates through the release version in April.
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