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Old 14. Dec 2011, 02:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Old printer~ New laptop

Im looking for some type of adapter to make my old hp printer work on my new laptop Dell D620.

The printer is an HP Deskjet 842C and has 24 prongs. (pic below)

My laptop is Dell D620 with 9 prongs.

Is there such a adapter?
Anyone know where to find one?
Thanks so much.
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Old 14. Dec 2011, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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RS232 - USB http://s.dealextreme.com/search/rs232
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Thank you, but, there are several RS232 on page.
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Thank you, but, there are several RS232 on page.
Sorry I did not even see the pic you attached. Its a serial one. I answered by inertia really sorry.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-to-...rt-cable-21014
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Oh goodness thats it! Thank you, thank you
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Oh goodness thats it! Thank you, thank you
Don't even mention it. BTW I've found a cheaper one and PCI fos desktop pc if you wish.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/paralle...sion-card-4638


Also, Deal Extreme has a warehouse in USA, and there are even cheaper.

and another one http://www.dealextreme.com/p/compact...-5-meter-10118

and goodnights
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thank you for help
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Another way to go about this, is to take the cable to a computer shop, and explain it to them, what you want . There are a whole lot of compatibility cables available today, for different devices. You just have to ask.
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I even tried Radio Shack...no luck.
Now that I got a name to go on Im scouring internet looking for best price
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Im looking for some type of adapter to make my old hp printer work on my new laptop Dell D620.

The printer is an HP Deskjet 842C and has 24 prongs. ...
My laptop is Dell D620 with 9 prongs.

Is there such a adapter?
Anyone know where to find one?
Thanks so much.
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The cable you show is a Centronics Parallel 36-pin cable.

While one end uses a DB-25 male connector it is not a serial cable.

The laptop connector will be a DB-9F connector which is serial.

So you need a serial to parallel converter.
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