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Hook Up possible for EPSON Stylus 880 to new computer w/USB ?

Have a great old EPSON Stylus 880 printer. Recently HAD to buy new computer (Dell Vostro) which only offers a USB connection. Is there any adapter I can use to make the connection? The EPSON cable I'm told is proprietary w/13 pins over 12 pins (25 total). Have you any suggestions? I have a Epson color 760 printer. The new computer has USB connections. The 760 has a USB plus a 25 pin connector, colour grey. I there an adapter

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There is no conversion cable that you can use with parallel connector since USB transfers data in Serial mode and the parallel cable handles data in Parallel mode.


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