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From: Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen <>
Subject: Re: [Computers] ME AGAIN WITH ANOTHER QUESTION
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 17:23:08 -0800
One thing that I did get that I don't know what it is is a cord with a
three prong outlet at one end (small) and at the other end is a large
round (head??) with two large prongs and where the 3rd prong might be is
actually an opening of sorts ~ on one portion of this cord it has IEC
227 and since I didn't know what it was I left it in the box for the
time being. Is this what you mean?
Antoinette (Tacoma, Washington)
George Elting wrote:
>A USB port should be part of your new computer. It's a new connection type
>that's been incorporated into newer computers. Check your users manual for
>the computer and/or ask the folks you purchased it from.
> Just another soggy Seattle Sysop.
>From: Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen [mailto:]
>Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [Computers] ME AGAIN WITH ANOTHER QUESTION
>Copied from your reply to me ~
>Using a switchbox or other port-sharing device often interrupts
>communication with the HP Photosmart printers. When the need for multiple
>devices installed on a single parallel port exists,installing the devices
>through a USB port is recommended.
>Okay I have read that portion and know that it means I need to purchase
>something to get this in working order. What is this ~ USB port ~ and
>is it available at Office Depot. I have purchased all of this (so far)
>from them. I got the new switch box from them last night. They said to
>try that as it was the cheaper way to try and if that didn't work he
>said something about cables and costing prox $90 or so. Is this what
>you are referring to from the "quote" from HP?
>Thanks again George. You always seem to come through.
>Antoinette (Tacoma, Washington)
>George Elting wrote:
>>Direct from HP concerning the HP photosmart 1115:
>>HP Photosmart Printers - Printing with the Photosmart Photo Printer While
>>Using Switchboxes or Other Devices Sharing the Parallel Port
>>QUESTION: How do I print with a HP Photosmart printer when using a
>>switchbox, zip drive, or other device sharing the parallel port?
>>ANSWER: When using the HP Photosmart printers with a switchbox, zip drive,
>>or other parallel port sharing device, difficulties may arise connecting to
>>the HP Photosmart printers. The printer needs bi-directional communication
>>to provide full print functionality. Using a switchbox or other
>>device often interrupts communication with the HP Photosmart printers. When
>>the need for multiple devices installed on a single parallel port exists,
>>installing the devices through a USB port is recommended.
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