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HP PSC 500 Printer Cable to USB

HP PSC 500 Printer Cable to USB

HP PSC 500 Printer Cable to USB

(OP)
Is there a Micro-Centronics 36 Male to USB cable for a HP PSC 500 Printer to use with the new Windows 7 computers?

RE: HP PSC 500 Printer Cable to USB

actually what you would need is a USB to Parallel cable, where you hook up your printer cable on to...

Like this one: http://www.usb-center.de/USB_parallel_adapter_DB25_female_for_HP_printers__gb_USB-0520.html

NOTE: that website is in Germany, and shipping charges would be horrendous to the US... it is only to show that there is such a cable available, and could be found in the US, e.g. NewEgg...
 

Ben
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RE: HP PSC 500 Printer Cable to USB

(OP)
Thanks Ben for your response.

But I have already bought that USB to Parallel cable and it still doesn't work.

I think my next option is to buy a PCI card w/ a parallel port on it. I will see how that works.

Thanks again.

Jim

RE: HP PSC 500 Printer Cable to USB

Are you sure you want to stick with that printer?  Sounds like it was already having at least some compatibility issues with Windows XP, so now 2 versions later - Windows 7?

Take a look here on HP's website for instance:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu02200&tmp_task=setupCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=58710

Quote (AboveLink):

Software
The HP Printer-Scanner-Copier 500 product has software for Windows 95, 98, Millennium Edition and NT 4.0 in the box. Windows 2000 was not released before this product was available. The HP Scan Viewer software is required for Windows 2000 functionality. Visit the PSC 500 product support homepage and then click Software and Driver Downloads .

You could spend $100 or less, and get a brand new all-in-one printer with ink that is USB, maybe also wireless, and get by better than sticking with a printer that old.

Just a thought.  I'd just hate to have already spent the money on a USB to Parallel cable, and then also buy a PCI Parallel card, and then possibly find you'll have further issues with the Windows XP install.

For instance, take a look at these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010330038%204025&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Order=RATING

Of course, you can change around the search critiera... I just searched for Inkjet printers under $50, sorted by customer rating.  There's a Canon all-in-one for $49 listed, and the ink, I believe, would run you around $30 (though I didn't check to verify, that's just based on what I found a while back).

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