Serial port vs USB port.

Serial port vs USB port. Howdy. I have an old Epson 600 printer which works very well for me. It's got a serial (or parallel) port into the back of my "old" desktop. I've just purcahsed a new desktop which hasn't got that port. Can I adapt the cables? I'd like to keep the Ebson as the running costs are extriemely cheap. I've got other printers which work via USB but am reluctant to pay 4 times the price for ink. Thanks.

geek_keys, Jul 10, 12:35 pm

Compatible inks are cheap enoughbut anyway....http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?searchType=all&searchString=serial<br />+to+usb&type=Search

geek_soodanim, Jul 10, 12:39 pm

Just call me thick. I would understand if you did. Didn't even consider searching for that link. Much appreciated. You've saved me many more $s than the price of the adapter.

geek_keys, Jul 10, 12:43 pm

You'd need an adapter likehttp://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=8079591

geek_gibler, Jul 10, 12:44 pm

Or search trademe for "parallel to usb"

geek_gibler, Jul 10, 12:46 pm

Yip, did that too gibler. Consider a "high five" offered to you two.

geek_keys, Jul 10, 12:49 pm

Check the motherboard spec's It MAY already have the pin set on there & you just need a paralell cable extention on the back.

geek_mrfxit, Jul 10, 1:49 pm

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geek_keys, Jul 10, 3:28 pm