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Printer cord the part of the cable that goes into the printer won't fit. i am using a universal printer cable, and it seems to be too big. a friend told me that all printers use the same end pieces, but that there are smaller ones for mpv players, camera's, etc. it is a pretty small printer, so do i need to pick up a small one?

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Hello shepardlab,
try this link to pin point your usb 2.0 cable

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

  • Cnythia Miller Apr 29, 2008


    Check here
    shows long flat end to usb of computer and small square to printer.


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