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printer connection

by barb214 / February 1, 2006 10:51 PM PST

I have just purchased a new Dell computer which has only USB connections on the back. I have an old IBM laser printer with a 25 pin connection. Do I have to dump this great printer just because of the non compatable connectors, or is there an adapter or hub available, that I can use to connect them?

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Or... buy an USB to Parallel adapter.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2006 11:03 PM PST
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Thanks for the reply
by barb214 / February 2, 2006 7:54 PM PST
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I was informed that I could not get a printer cable, parellel to USB,This must be a specialist company, Thank you.

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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 8:33 PM PST
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I've yet to find a PARALLEL TO USB cable. USB to Parallel are quite plentiful.


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USB to Parallel
by barb214 / February 8, 2006 10:25 PM PST
In reply to: You're right.

I have purchased a USB to Parallel cable (it also claims to be bi- directional) I am having trouble installing the drivers from the supplied disc, my 'add new hardware wizard' does not appear when the cable is detected by windows, I have tried installing them from 'Add new hardware' from the control panel.It keeps directing me back to insert disc.
There are two driver files on the disc but no installation instructions or file. I have tried the manafacturers web site, with no help.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can install these drivers please?
I am running windows XP home(sp2) the cable is manafactured by Newlink products (cab05ABP2)

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Call for RMA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 10:28 PM PST
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If a product is defective, I return it.

Try another.


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