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Can i connect hp laserjet 4p via usb ??

Can i use a usb to centronix parallel cable to connect my hp 4p printer to a modern pc? i have tried an failed so far but that was using a serial to usb cable in its serial port. i havent got a parallel to usb cable at the moment and wondered woudl it work before buying one.
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  • bjrapoport Jan 22, 2009

    I connected my new compaq laptop to my HP 4 plus using a parallel to USB cable. Sometimes it prints, but mostly it doesn't.
    I have deleted the printer several times & tried to start over. I have even connected the printer after Win Vista has booted up. The first time it printed. Then next time it didn't. So I connected the printer again after Win Vista has booted up and it did not print this time. Is it Win Vista or what? HELP! Thanks.
    Betty
    email: bjrapoport@hotmail.com

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I have a similar situation. Trying to print from a HP LaserJet 4 using a parallel cable to USB. It will not recognize the printer. What is the installation setup or what is the trick to get it to print?

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Yes it will work. I know we have had to do that at our office before. You can find usb to parallel cables online like Tigerdirect.com and some other places. You can also get an adapter as well. If you need more help let me know.

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