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L need a HP Bidirectinol Parallel Interface Cable

Cable from Printer (T-45) TO Computers USB Port. Printer has a large screw on Plug. The HP users Guide Shows 2 Cables, C2950A or C2951A and No Picture.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

For your concern, you would need a cable such as shown below:
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The ends of the cable would connect to the connectors like these:
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This would be how you wire/l need a HP Bidirectinol Parallel Interface Cable - 7a164ed.jpg HP T45 to your computer.
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Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Have two computers to connect to a printer. One computer uses a serial the other a parallel port. The printer has only one usb port. Is there a dual cable or adapter available to make the transition?


You won't find a cable or adapter that will allow both computers to connect simultaneously to the printer. This is because the printers would interfere with each other's signals. That said, adapters are available, but not cheap. Again, the problem is the language that each type of connector uses is different. On top of that, chances are that the printer software would not allow you to select a serial port output on the printer knowing it does not support serial port interface. Same issue with the parallel port. You apparently are using very old computers if all you have is serial or parallel port outputs. You may be able to get a USB card to install in the computer(s) to provide you with a USB interface. This would be cheaper than attempting to get a pair of adapter cables and more likely to work better as well. Often the adapter cables don't work right and will cause slow printing. Also, you CAN get a switching box that can connect two USB computer ports to a single printer.

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The HP Color LaserJet 5500 and the DesignJet 5500 are older printers with a parallel port on the basic model. A network card was added or available as an after-market add-on; this would connect to a router or network switch. Assuming you have the basic model and your laptop is new enough to only have USB ports, you need a USB to parallel port adapter. http://www.amazon.com/electronics/dp/B0007UVRVO is one model. (Note: the parallel port on the printer is a bi-directional port; you will need an adapter with bi-directional communication.)

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It really depends on the specific printer interface you have!

Newer printers can be attached to a Desktop or Notebook via the USB interface (small connector as for mouse).

Older printers, and 'commerciall' high speed printers, have a 'parallel' printer interface (large connector - LPT port) that will connect to a desktop (or higher end laptop) with a parallel (LPT) printer port. If you need a LPT connection, a USB to LPT converter can be used ... but a newer USB connected printer may be a cheaper alternative in this case!

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I got this dell inspiron 531 were do you plug your printer into?


If you have a PARALLEL cabled printer, You need the same sized port on your PC.
Most newer PCs no longer have serial ports, as they are antiquated and slow method of communication.
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There are adapters however, if you have a smaller SERIAL port.
And ones that are USB - or a combo one like the following....
52a5421.jpg The Inspiron 531 Does not appear to have the PARALLEL port you require.
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My 812c (older) has a parallel cable and usb cable. Look for the Mini USB on the back of the printer, and all you would need is a cable like this - TYPE A to TYPE B
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HP LaserJet II p Plus will not print


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I am assuming that you are using Vista. Based on your post/description:
1. the HP Compaq 6710b has no parallel port;
2. the HP LaserJet IIP Plus is only capable of either serial or parallel connection;
3. hence you're attempting a USB to Parallel interface;
4. the printer is installed in your notebook and is set to USB port;
5. from the printer a test print can be performed but not from the Printer Properties in your notebook;
6. all printing jobs initiated from the notebook results in an "Error".

With the above in mind, may I point/suggest that:
a. Windows Vista driver will only enable your HP LaserJet IIP Plus' basic functions to work. It is not 100% compatible;
b. alternately, you can try using the XP installation CD/drivers of the printer;
c. the compatibility issue may be compounded by the USB to parallel interface;
d. the USB to parallel interface may be hampered by a known Vista USB issue;
e. you can try patching/updating the Vista USB driver. Since this has been a recognized issue with Vista, Microsoft has posted a fix for this here or here.
f. verify that the printer does not display a 22 or 40 Error.

If the printing concern has not been rectified after completion of the above procedures, you may need to:
i. download and install HP Universal PostScript Print Driver; or
ii. consider using a wireless print server connected to the parallel port of the printer; or
iii.consider replacing your printer. Sorry.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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The HP LaserJet 1320n has a USB port and an Ethernet port.

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