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Wire connection with my laptop

I do not know where to put the wire from my laptop.
i put the rectangular one in my laptop but i do not find the square hole in the printer. can you please tell me how to do . thanks

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The square plug and socket on the rear of the printer usually but some printer at front side, the socket find the position at a little deep down the cover.

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Sounds like you are trying to set up a printer. If you have a USB cable, which it sounds like you do, you've put one end in the USB port in your laptop. The other end, which is square with two beveled corners, goes in the corresponding hole in the back of your printer. If the only connection you have in the printer is the older centronics connection (about 2" wide) and there is no other connection, your printer is too old to hook up this way. New printer time, as depending on the age of your laptop, it probably does not have a parallel port to hook up a printer like that.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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