On 05/27/2012 11:30 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
I was told at my local electronic store that I needed
a PS/2 to USB _converter_, which costs several times as much as a mouse
converter is correct.
More seriously, my favourite HP LaserJet 5L with a Centronics
has been idle for a couple of years, since the last machine with a
Centronics socket went to the computer graveyard. I've often wondered
if a simple Centronics to USB adaptor could work?
an HP LaserJet 5L uses a centronics _type_ connector, but it uses a different
communication standard then what centronics is.
it uses ieee 1284, a bi-directional parallel communications and requires
higher quality and shorter length cables than centronics. see;
if you wish to put the HP LaserJet 5L back in service, do not use a
centronics/usb adapter. get an ieee 1284 card.
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