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Printer non compactability

I have an HP PSC 500 multifunction machine that while old, still works great. I have newer printers, but still prefer this one.

I just bought a new computer and can't find the right cable to connect the printer to the USB ports. All the USB to parallel (IEEE 1284) cables that I have been able to get do not fit the printer. The parallel end is too wide. I have tried but can't find a reducer or other way to make the cables fit.

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  • Marlene Daab Oct 13, 2008

    I too was having a problem finding an adapter cable, but finally found one at Fry's. They are on line or maybe you have a store near you. However while the laptop recognizes the printer and says it's installed, it will not print. The salesman who sold me the adapter cable was at a loss as to why HP made it so difficult to hook up to a USB port. If you find the answer, let me know. Thanks.


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