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New computer V.S Old Printer? Answered

 Ok, so here's the problem, I have a new laptop, and an old Hewlett Packard Desklet 610 CL made in September 25, 1999, and a Asus, Windows 7, Intel Pentium Processer, with a CD drive, four usb drives, and a spot to connect to a T.V., yet this printer has a long several pronged input, and I don't have an output for it. SO, how can I either convert the printer into a USB connection, or just be able to use it with my computer? 

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NachoMahmaBest Answer (author)2010-03-14

.  Depends on if it's serial or parallel, but you can find USB adapters for either. Serial will usually have a DB connector and parallel often has a Centronics connector (parallel uses a DB-25 sometimes).

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Lectric Wizard (author)2013-10-17

Even with an adaptor cable you probably will not be able to find a suitable driver for that old of a printer.

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leovinci (author)2011-08-18

Hello you need to buy a USB adapter cable / PARALLEL. To connect a printer to the USB port with a parallel port (DB-25). USB 1.0 (up to 12 Mbps). Connector: 1 USB type A male Connector B: 1 parallel male. Gold contacts. Length 1.8. Not suitable for configurations with Mac OSX.

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