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Connect to usb on laptop

Am trying to hook up old hp1100 printer to laptop. Printer cable ends with 25 pin male. I need to get that in to usb connection on laptop.  Please advise.

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Re: connect to usb on laptop

Wal-Mart Supercenters also have this adapter.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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Re: connect to usb on laptop

The Easy affordable solution: or (801)356-3823
* USB to Parallel Adapter, part # SW-1302 ($14.95) + * Centronics to Mini Centronics, Part # SW-2104 ($12.95).

I ordered before 2pm EST and received two days later.

Plug usb into computer, wait, then plug in printer. Voila! Instantly worked!!

PS: Found this site after Product ID: 2277 (parallel to USB) and ID 257 (male to mini) - $15

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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