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I have a question I need an answer to, I have a mint condition HP black and white Laser Printer model 2100 that has a parallel port output that I want ot give away as I have a new HP Color Laser printer and no longer need it. No one has a computer myself included that has a parallel port input. Any way to easily convert the output to make it useful again.
The computer has the output - the printer has the input.chrish wrote:HP black and white Laser Printer model 2100 that has a parallel port output.
I have seen USB to parallel port adapters online in the $30-$60 range, but do not know how well they work. Note that some drivers and software may not be compatable with such an adapter, and some adapters may not correctly emulate all PP modes or work correctly under all versions of Windows. With that said an adapter is more likely to work correctly a printer than with anything else (such as a parallel Zip drive).
Dale H. Cook, Contract Engineer, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
I use a USB-Parallel port adapter to go from a Mac Mini USB running Windows XP to a Laserjet 5's IEEE-1284 input with no issues whatsoever. The only trick is to keep it plugged into the same USB port.
Mark Mueller • Mueller Broadcast Design • La Grange, IL • http://www.muellerbroadcastdesign.com