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Thread: USB -> parallel printer




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    i have a parallel port printer that i really like. i'm going to build my new PC with the abit AT7 that is legacy free. is there a way for me to hook up my printer? some sort of adapter or maybe a cable with USB on one side and the printer ribbon cable on the other? i've tried all the local electronics store to no avail:cry:

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    Ya need something like this, http://www.directron.com/pciint.html , not sure about XP support with that one but you should be able to find more. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    thanks for the link. i was hoping to get by with just a cable, but i guess nothing i do is ever easy:(

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    Here's a link to an adapter cable:

    http://www.cyberguys.com/cgi-bin/sgi...REQC=3&UREQD=4

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjackusa
    those cables don't work with certain printers. I have an old Panasonic laser that didn't work with one. luckily tigerdirect gave me credit for it.

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    cool! a cable is just what i was looking for. i'll order it from tigerdirect and hope it either works or they give me a refund.
    :rolleyes2

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