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My scanner has a parallel port and my notebook has only usb port. Can I purchase an adapter to convert the parallel port to work with the usb port?

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HI
yes there is but not compatible with all devices
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Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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Push the parallel end of the cable adapter onto the parallel port of the printer. ... Ensure that the clips for the parallel port and cable are in the locked positions. 3. Unplug the USB end of the cable from the USB port on the computer, and then reinsert it.
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here is an example of an ebay auction for one...

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Can you tell us whether this worked? I have the same problem but the system still cannot find the scanner when I use a USB to parallel cable.

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