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    USB to Parallel printer adapter - any potential issues?

    Hello
    Sounds ok in theory, but is anyone aware of any potential issues if I use a USB to Parallel convertor to connect up an HP PSC 500 all-in-one printer/scanner ?

    I would have normally recommended just to get a new printer, but Scan do an adapter for just over £8 and if I can boost the order to £20 for free delivery then it just about becomes worthwhile and I really do hate binning things that are still basically ok.

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    why would you want to convert USB to parallel mate?
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    it will be okay so long as your pc has no more than 4 parallel ports installed but since your asking this im sure you will be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976 View Post
    why would you want to convert USB to parallel mate?
    because the printer only has a parallel port and the new PC doesn't have a parallel port.

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    ahh ok - i thought you was going to do it the other way round
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976 View Post
    ahh ok - i thought you was going to do it the other way round
    I'm always up for it, but the girlfriend's a staunch USB to parallel kind of gal.
    Must remember to edit this post in case she sees it!

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