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OfficeJet R40 printer cable with a USB connection

I had to replace my PC and there is now no parallel port for the printer cable (only USB ports). Is there a cable that will allow me to connect my printer to my PC?

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  • buchen2 Dec 13, 2008

    This is a great option. Although, I actually found this cable in town and it won't work. I need to have one end be a 25-pin male adapter and the other end be a USB connection.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    the USB cable connection on the printer needs to be replaced

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Yes there is. This is what you need.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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