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My printer has a parallel plug and my new docking station...

Only has USB ports. How do I hook my old printer into my new docking station? The printer is a HP and the docking station is a IBM ThinkPad. My old IBM ThinkPad docking station could accomodate the printer.

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You need to get a USB-to-Parallel converter. They are available at most computer shops for about US$5-10. This will solve your problem.
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You can buy a cable that goes on your old printer cable to convert to USB most computer shop will hav these or can get one

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