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***EMERGENCY: Looking for working Windows PC laptop with LPT (parallel printer port)

mkanet

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Looking for working Windows PC laptop with LPT (parallel printer port). I'm not too picky; as long as it can start up in Windows (any version) without locking up and has a working LPT1 Parallel printer port.

Edit: Needs a working CD ROM.
 
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mbbrutman

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I would think that eBay has a ton of these listed.
 

mkanet

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I'll provide my shipping address in private if/when necessary. I thought I'd place post here in addition to looking on ebay/craigslist.
 

Unknown_K

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You can find a CDROM equipped laptop with a parallel port for under $20 shipped every day of the week on ebay. Try freecycle in your area (post a wanted) and see what happens.
 

digger

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If you're using Windows anyway...

If you're using Windows anyway...

Hi mkanet,

Silly suggestion perhaps, but if your project requires Windows anyway, shouldn't any off-the-shelf USB to LPT/Centronics adapter (with drivers supported by your Windows version) work? That way, you can pretty much use any Windows laptop.

Something like this, for instance:

http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-Parallel-Pr...mQQptZPrinter_Accessories?hash=item4148cf44cc
 

MikeS

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I've got a pile of 'em but I don't waste my time replying to anyone who can't be bothered to say what part of the world he/she is in.
 

fred3rd

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I've also have a couple extra 486 laptops.... but if the poster can't at least post something as vague as their country, I guess they do have an unresolvable issue.
 
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