USB to Mini Centronics Cable, 5 ft.

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Overview

If you find that your new computer doesn't have a standard parallel port, this USB to Mini-Centronics IEEE 1284-C cable set is perfect to connect these older printers to a USB only computer.

Installation is very easy and straightforward. Simply plug the USB connector to your computer and the Mini-Centronics end to your printer then you are ready to print. If you're using Windows XP or Vista, the USB drivers install automatically. Then, you'll need to install the individual printer drivers, most of which are built into Windows XP.

USB to Mini Centronics Diagram

Please note: These adapters will work with Multi-Function or All-In-One printers, but only for printing (in other words, they won't allow you to use the faxing or scanning functions). Also, they do not work with anything other than printers. They will not work with other parallel devices.


Compatible Models:
  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 1100 Series (not 1100A)

  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 3200 Series*

  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 4500 and 4550 Series

  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 4600 and 4650 Series

  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 4700 Series*

  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 5500 and 5550 Series

  • Printer
    HP LaserJet 9000 Series

* This printer also has a USB port

Each kit includes all you need to connect a USB only computer to a mini-centronics printer.

NOTE: Your printer must also have drivers that are compatible with your operating system.

Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • USBtoMINICEN

Brand

  • Generic

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98SE
  • Mac OS X
  • Pentium 266 or later
  • 128MB of RAM
  • 10MB HD Space
  • Available USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

Please note

  • These adapters will not work with Multi-Function or All-In-One printers.
  • They will not work with other parallel devices.

Download

  • Drivers (Only necessary for for Windows 98SE)

Reviews

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Perfect!

Anonymous - 4/2/2008 8:58:09 AM

31 found this review helpful


Pros: I wanted to connect my HP1100 to my new Dell 530. This combo cable set worked perfectly. I just followed the manufacture's directions from their website, restarted my computer and I was up and running in just a couple of minutes.

Cons: I agree the connector doesn't snap in - it is just barely attached.

Other:

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Just right!

Anonymous - 2/23/2008 1:16:55 PM

27 found this review helpful


Pros: Perfect connection from my old HP 1100A Laser Jet printer to my new Windows Vista powered laptop. Definitely recommended.

Cons: The adapter does not snap in to the printer, so it could come loose. Hasn't happened to me, though.

Other: Fast shipping.

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HP 1100

CallDCS - 10/21/2008 2:45:39 PM

8 found this review helpful


Pros: Worked perfect. Windows recognized the HP 1100 and it prints perfect.

Cons: If the HP/Centronics was at a right angle, it would be perfect. No real problem though.

Other: Perfect solution to keep a great printer working.

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Most recent reviews

Connecting an OLD Laserjet 3150 to Windows XP Computer via USB

I can't believe I fixed it... - 3/12/2017 4:35:03 PM

The Centronics end has a solid retaining clip on each side to securely hold the cable in the printer

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Works like a charm

RW - 2/1/2017 6:49:28 AM

Easy to use. Nice long cable. Just plug and print.

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Great product

- 1/29/2017 8:04:27 AM

Works great. It was a hard product to find for my hp 1100 printer. I am very pleased.

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Not for printer

- 1/24/2017 1:13:57 PM

Physically it fits my printer and my laptop.

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Unusable

Jason - 12/28/2016 9:59:22 PM

Exactly what I thought I needed.

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Questions

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Question:

I have an HP LaserJet 1100 printer. I cant find the original printer cable. My new computer has only USB ports. What cable and adapter will I need to make this printer work with a USB only computer?


Answer:

The cable you were inquiring about, the USB to Mini Centronics cable set, should be exactly what you need to connect an HP LaserJet 1100 printer into a USB port. This part will connect to the smaller Mini Centronics type connection on the printer and will connect to the USB port on the computer. This will work as long as you don't have the version of the LaserJet 1100 that has a built in copier or scanner.

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Question:

Will this work with my MAC to a HP4550. I bought just a USB to DB25 female cable from you, thinking I could hook it into the old cable. That did not work, the computer sees the printer, but does not want to print to it. I have been able to right after a computer reboot but that is the only success I have had so far.


Answer:

This cable does work with macs, but the issue is usually whether or not the printer is compatible with macs. If your printer is having problems you may need to contact the printer manufacturer in order to find out whether it is Mac compatible or not.

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Question:

Is this product compatible with Mac OS?


Answer:

Yes, the USB to Mini Centronics adapter is compatible with Mac OS as long as you have the Mac drivers for your printer and it's not an all-in-one printer.

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