November 15, 2010

Parallel to USB Printer Scanner converter cable lets you use old printer on newer PC!

Do you still use a older printer or scanner with a parallel port,but your newer desktop or laptop computer does not have a parallel port? You can use Cables To Go 16899 USB To DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable which is 6 feet long.This cable will save you some money since it lets you re-use your old printer or scanner on your newer computer. Plus, it only cost $8.57 to 12.94 which is a lot cheaper then a new printer.
Although, you should check if your printer or scanner has compatible driver software for your operating system. The simplest way to find out is by reading your manual to see if your printer works on your operating system.

Sometimes Ubuntu  Linux works well with older printers and scanner which Microsoft no longer supports in their newer operating system like Windows Vista and 7. If you use Windows XP you should be fine unless your printer is made in the 80s, early 90s.

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