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HP2100 PRINTER NEEDS USB PORT ON WIN XP LAPTOP.

Can't find adaptor to fit the parallel port on printer and connect to USB on laptop. Win XP on laptop. Will the printer work if I find one?

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You have to purchase a Parallel to USB printer cable.

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Hello,
to solve your problem you need the USB to Parallel adapter. Find examples here:

http://www.google.hr/#hl=hr&source=hp&q=usb+to+parallel+adapter&oq=usb+to+para&aq=1&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1146l3721l0l11l10l0l3l3l0l240l1191l0.4.3&fp=92b2044ee890eadb&biw=1366&bih=611

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Yes, but you have to buy an adaptor for it. What you need to buy is called a bidirectional USB to Parallel adaptor. The "bidirectional" part is important, since you're using a scanner, not a printer.

Google for "bidirectional usb parallel adaptor" shows that they cost between $20 and $30

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Click on "control panel"
select "printers"
Do you see (hp2100) your printer?
If NO, it is NOT installed correctly.
If you DO see it, RIGHT click on it and select PROPERTIES
The GENERAL tab will show if it is working properly
Click on the Tab labeled DRIVER, and you will see an option to UPDATE DRIVER-click that.


Another way to view your printer is go to
CONTROL PANEL
then select SYSTEM then select HARDWARE
then select DEVICE MANAGER- (this will show everything-all your hardware and peripherals)

Look for IMAGING DEVICES and click on the "+"
Do you see your (hp2100) printer?
NO-not installed
YES-(but if there is a yellow triangle here it indicates an error)
RIGHT click on printer, select PROPERTIES
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You may need to restart.

Let me know how this works.

Hope this helps.

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Cable connectivity with my laptop through a "parallel to usb cable". My laptop has no parallel port but only usb ports.


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1. install driver USB to Paralel port (LPT1) before the cable connected to PC
2. After the driver installed, install the cable - and it supposed to be detected
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I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. I have researched this matter for you, and then typed a fairly lengthy solution. For some reason, just before it was to be posted it disappeared. (We have to love these PC's, right?)

At any rate, the connector on the printer is known as a mini- or micro-concentric parallel connection; therefore, you will need an IEEE-1284 premium mini-concentric parallel cable. This reference is posted merely for you to see the particular cable, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any kind concerning the vendor. http://sewelldirect.com/ParallelCableMiniCentronics6Foot.asp. In order for the IEEE 1284 end of the cable to attach to a USB port, in this instance, would require an adaptor to convert the parallel to a USB connector of the proper type and size. In fact, given that I do not know the remaining specifics of your system, and so that you will gain familiarity with the various adaptors, I would suggest that you take a look at this page: http://sewelldirect.com/search.aspx?searchTerm=usb+parallel+adaptor.

Again, please do not construe my posting of this vendor's pages as an endorsement of any sort, as I have had no experience with them whatsoever. The references are posted here simply for your review.

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I just purchased a laptop with XP Home. I have an HP Laserjet 6L which does not have a USB connection. So I installed a "USB to IEEE 1284 Parallel Printer Cable." The computer found the...


Power OFF both Printer AND Computer.
Boot up computer.
Insert the USB cable into a port.
WIN XP will recognize and install needed software.
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Attached the USB cord to the printer.
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