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Connecting a printer

There is no port on the tower for my printer

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  • better-swiss May 11, 2010


    does the printer need a USB connection or a parallel one ? What brand is it ?



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Most newer printers connect using a usb cable. Try connecting this way & see if it solves your problem.

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