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parallel port printer?
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Jan 1, 2011, 06:14 PM
Would a parallel port laser printer work with modern macs via parallel port-usb converter?
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Jan 2, 2011, 11:02 AM
It can sometimes work, yes, but it really seems hit or miss if it really will. You're probably better off replacing the printer.
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Jan 2, 2011, 12:20 PM
What printer is it? If it's a HP you could probably put a jetdirect card in it.
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Jan 6, 2011, 04:41 AM
I was able to get my 15-year-old HP going with a parallel-to-Ethernet print server jobby.

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