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I am unable to get my trusty HP laserjet 4 plus to print now..... upgraded to a new desktop with USB ports only...my lj4+ only has serial and parallel ports. I used a serial to usb cord.... but not working no matter what I try. Do they make a parallel to usb??? should I try this or are there drivers for the serial to usb.??? can you please help./ thank you.

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