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HP T45 Connectivity Problem

I just purchased a new Dell computer that doesn't have a 28? pin connector port for my HP T45. Is there some kind of adapter for this? say, 28? pin to USB?

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Hi-

When you said 28 pin do you mean a parallel cable?

HP all-in-one products will not work correctly with USB-to-parallel adapters. The HP product and software will not be able to establish the two-way communication required to operate correctly. Only HP all-in-one products designed to work with a USB connection can be connected to a USB port on the computer.

What i can recommend is for you to call your computer manufacturer if they have a parallel card that you can install in your computer so that it'll have a parallel port.

Hope this help

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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Yes they sell adapters for printers that converst them to usb. but give me one sec to look because i believe that you printer should have a usb hook up so you do not have to use the 28 pin hook up...

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 04, 2008

    ok your printer does not have a usb connection option. so they do sell a converter from a 28 pin to a usb........

    just go to your local best buy or walmart and go to the printer section... i will check walmarts web page for you and send you the link so you can check to see if it is available in your area..... but yes you can get an adapter.

  • Cameron Viseth
    Cameron Viseth Aug 04, 2008

    copy and past this link into your browser. and click on item availability to make sure you can get it at your store....



    what is the model of your dell....

    i have been servacing dells for over a year now and not seen a computer without the 28 pin connection on it.

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    Cameron Viseth Aug 04, 2008
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    Cameron Viseth Aug 04, 2008

    ok I am so sorry but i have spoke to and hp rep and he told me that even if you get the adapter that the printer will not work.

    he says that the hp officejet T45 all in one printer will be to old for windows xp and windows vista. He recomends that you upgrade your printer. I am sorry for the confusion. I will send you our conversation if you need it to verify for yourself.... Please accept my apoligize.

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You may check the link below for manufacturers that sell this product that you need.

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  • Thomas Lim
    Thomas Lim Aug 04, 2008

    Another option by the way is to use a print server with parrallel ports which is the 25 pin port used for printers that your HP T45 has. This is good if you have more than 1 computer that you would like to print using that printer although I see that it is a multifunction you will not be able to use the other functions other than the printing function so the best bet would be a converter that you can find in the link in my first post.

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    Thomas Lim Aug 04, 2008

    The T45 does not have a USB port although to assist you I found a Parallel PCI card for your computer you can see the link below so that you can see your options



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