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Question About Usb Ports


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#1 Bill L

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:06 PM

I recently purchased a new Dell computer. Everything up and running fine. Today a friend gave me a new flatbed scanner. My problem is the connection for the scanner is a standard plug in. ALL the ports on the Dell computer are USB Ports. Question is.........Is there an adapter I can purchase that will convert the standard cable plug into a USB port connection?

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:28 PM

Radio Shack $39.99
Best Buy $36.00

you might also try www.tigerdirect.com or www.newegg.com

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:14 AM

Can you give us the model of the scanner? Most scanners that ran through the parallel port required a special cable that came with the scanner. I seem to remember a DB25 male to db25 female cable for this purpose. Try adding a parallel port card to the computer here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....ard&Ntk=all

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