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Large data transfer laptops, cable, or USB adapters DELL Lat-C

Why my detailed problem was wiped out? Got a BLANK again.
What is a valid or invalid product?
Why my entire detailed description was sabotaged? And this page is now empty?
Why my detail wiped out?

I spent one hour writting (here)(and the page wiped out) precise details for my problem of cable transfering between
2 laptops (up to 36 gigs of data) DELL Latitude C series to HP Pavilion ZE series,
need cable and or software; And second problem: of continue of using HP LASER 2100
very excellent printer (also 25 pin port) to a USB port of any of these 2 laptops, instead
of the 25 pin. Getting another laptop= ONLY HAS A USB PORT, period. A real
disaster. How to print(USB to 25 pin cable or adapter) MY DETAILS ARE truncated AGAIN!
.......Appreciated experts. This should put a smile on your face.
[[[[[ Ignore the 5100cn note above, as it was FRAUD of the computer,]]]]] .... just to defeat the
computer problem request, wiped out 4 times my requests. What gives?
So I had to cheat "your" computer by entering a fake 5100cn number. the correct number
is HP LASER 2100. The correct laptops are Dell and HP. Please dont do this to me any more
I spend over an hour rewitting these 4 times details, all WIPED out BY YOUR COMPUTER.
I'm now in, and presented my problem, to the graet experts.
Are you with me? Are you sure?

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  • diveonz Nov 23, 2008

    My request WAS wiped out 4 times. What gives?

    Is this purposefull?

    Why I cannot input= HP LASER 2100, and KEEP that title on my note?


    DELL Latitude C series

    HP Pavilion ZE series ===== need transfer cable, THATS ALL.

    Why the spychotic pressure to some "Premium" plan missdirection?

    My help request is here, and in this note. Not any where elsewere.

    .......Appreciated some courtesy, and a smile on your face. And, PLEASE do not wipe out my message again, PLEASE do not sabotage my request for help with this transfer cable.



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To print using a usb port to the printer install a network card which can be obtained from any printer repair shop

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