Solved No parallel or rs-232m port on new hp slim line computer

August 11, 2012 at 07:59:27
Specs: Windows 7
Is there a parallel - rs232 card for HP slim line desk top (model s5-1234). I know of a lot of such pci cards but I don't think they will fit in my new system.
Can anyone help?
Thanks.

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#1
August 11, 2012 at 08:13:26
Parallel ports have been gradually phased out over the years as no new printers are produced using them so computers tend to be losing them as a result. The simplest and cheapest option is a USB/Parallel adapter cable - they start at under $5/£5 for a basic USB to parallel printer cable, from lots of places, Amazon for example.

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August 11, 2012 at 09:25:12
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According to HP's Upgrading and Servicing guide (page 20):

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...

you can add cards to your machine. If it's just a single parallel-port you need, I'd suggest a PCI express card (since, from the drawings in the manual, that appears to be what the machine can support 3 of). Such as:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Connecti...

If you need both serial and parallel:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Connecti...

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