Printer card


  1. Posts : 125
    win 10
       #1

    Printer card


    Do they make a printer card for the slots on mother bd. for a Dell Optiplex 755? Thought maybe they made one like the internet cards.
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  2. Posts : 27,663
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Not following. Is this a very old printer that uses a parallel port. Or a Serial Comm port?

    Most printers today are USB attached or they connect on their own to network.
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  3. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    There used to be Parallel Port printer cards for ISA and PCI slots, don't know if one is made for the newer PCIe X1, X4 or X16 slots. The Parallel Port was also known as LPN. It was a 25-pin socket on the computer and the printer cable had a mating 25-pin plug. It's been awhile since I worked with one, usually a Dot-Matrix. Last DM I saw in action was at an Enterprise Car Rental for printing their multi-part contracts. I think I still have an unopened package of 2 IEEE-1284 cables somewhere.

    Some DM printers like the Epson LQ 590 can also use USB.
    Epson LQ-590 (C11C558001) - Printer
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  4. Posts : 125
    win 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    printer card


    Thanks for ur time mine is usb port just wondering I think my board is bad because mine won't print Guess I will just buy another computer tried of fooling with this thing
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  5. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    There have been issues with one of the latest Windows updates and not printing, usually USB-connected. The published list I've seen mention Brother, Canon, Panasonic and Ricoh, I've done 2 Brother All-in-Ones and last one was an HP. A typical scenario is that the print job seems to go but is immediately deleted from the print queue as if it had printed but nothing goes to the printer.

    If you do have a bad USB port on a Desktop there are PCIe X1 cards available that have 2 to 4 USB ports on them.
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