Parallel Port Printer

  Eileanbeag 10:02 09 Oct 04

Parallell Port Printer
My friend who has an ancient computer has been trying to buy an Epson C20XS Printer as she does not have any USB connections.
We have looked all the usual places like Dabs and Novatech with no success - can anyone advise where to look next - have done ebay also!

  Philwane 10:28 09 Oct 04

E Buyer sell them click here
click here

  Eileanbeag 10:42 09 Oct 04

Checked that link out but it is the Printer itself she is looking for - any printer with a parallel port connection!

  Pidder 10:47 09 Oct 04

My Epson Colour 680 has parallel port connection, performs very well, ? possible alternative?

  anchor 10:55 09 Oct 04

It might be easier, (and give a wider choice of printers), to add a PCI USB card.

You would have to ensure that your friends PC is running a USB compatible version of Windows, and has a PCI slot free. Versions of Windows prior to Win 95B OSR/2 version 4.03.1214, will not support USB.

These cards are not expensive.

  Eileanbeag 11:25 09 Oct 04

Neither of us know enough to add this card - can't find Epson Colour 680 either! Maybe unsolvable

  keith-236785 12:02 09 Oct 04

i have a HP930c sitting gathering dust which has both USB & Parallel ports, you are welcome to buy if you wish. if you do, we will agree on a price, up to you.

  Eileanbeag 12:08 09 Oct 04

Thank you - will speak to my friend and ask her to email you.

  spuds 12:54 09 Oct 04

Cannot find the printer model that you suggest [C20XS],but there's a good selection of Epson's via click here

The nearest and possible cheapest was the Epson Stylus C66 [£49.89], which as both parallel and usb connections.

  Eileanbeag 14:42 09 Oct 04

Many thanks indeed I have emailed my friend with the info. Thanks all!

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