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Parallel ports. I am trying to run a program which requires the use of a parallel port however my laptop doesn't have one. I was wondering whether there is a way to change it to use a keyboard instead?

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Unfortunatly the only way to get around that issue is to purchase a parallel to usb cable. you can purchase them for pretty low prices.

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hi

if you need the specs for the toshiba a50 here they are. hope this helps please let me know




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Centrino
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Processor speed
1.5GHz

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Processor
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