> 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.
if you wish to put the HP LaserJet 5L back in service, do not use a
centronics/usb adapter. get an ieee 1284 card.
Thanks very much.
I see I can get such a card very cheaply on eBay ...
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