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Old 01-08-2006, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I just bought a new laptop. Where the printer socket should be, you know the thing that the pins stick into, about 2 holes deep by 15 long, there is just a socket-shaped hole in the body of the computer, with a bit of plastic across it.

What do I need to do to get my computer able to print and how much will it cost?

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Does it have USB ports?

By the way, I think thats called a parrallel port, which is super old, and most computer connect to printers via USB these days.
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Yes! it has 4 U.S.B. ports
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ah yes, a paralell port, AKA DB-25, or LPT1
it is quite old, and it might not be there because the manufacturer decided it was obsolete.

you can get a paralell to USB connector so you can use an older printer on USB

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...MP=OTC-BIZRATE
http://search.ebay.com/parallel-to-usb_W0QQftsZ0
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