LPT to USB - Does such a thing exist?
I have an old but trusty Xerox Copier/Laser Printer that uses LPT that I want to keep using. The old Thinkpad I was using to hookup with the Xerox has bit the dust.
Is there such a thing as a LPT to USB converter? Google says yes, but has anyone ever used one? I just want to use the Xerox as a (snappy) laser printer.
No idea how well this would work, however.
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Check if your motherboard actually has a LPT port, then you can just buy the cable and use LPT. My motherboard (bought less than 3 months ago) sports an ancient LPT connector even still. I had to dig in the mobo manual to find it.
I'd recommend just buying a $5 one and seeing if it works out.
It's a really basic device.
It's pretty much foolproof. Nothing at all like the nightmare hardware adaptors of yesteryear.
Not to say it won't work for something else, because the STAR printer also is used to open a cash drawer, so maybe some signals got lost. <shrugs>
Damn DELL for not putting LPT ports on some of their computers.