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Parallel port header
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
337 posts
Anyone have a spare one laying around they don't need.

http://www.gpsy.com/ev/images/ParallelPortAdapter.jpg
07:09pm 04/02/13 Permalink
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Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21289 posts
1980 called, they want their technology back.

I'll go take a look through my drawer of s***. I keep things like that because I re-use the ribbon cable.
07:17pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Captain Lateral
Brisbane, Queensland
4671 posts
i think we have a draw of them at work, if whoop falls through send me a message.
07:19pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21290 posts
no dice, all I have are male plugs :(
07:22pm 04/02/13 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
338 posts
I need it for a customer that still uses word perfect 5.1. I had to replace her mainboard and it has and lpt port on the mainboard but didn't come with a header. Yes I know WP is 20 years old. She is slowy migrating to Word thankfully.
07:32pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21291 posts
yeah, I kind of wish I had an older PC with parallel and serial ports on it sometimes.

All I have here are a bunch of male serial port things though, pretty sure the last two old computers I had, had the lpt port built into the motherboard's connection cluster thing.

You could do what I did though, go buy an ethernet -> parallel printer adapter (I assume it's for a printer). Not quite as cheap but if no one has one of those cables it might be the only way :(
08:17pm 04/02/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3787 posts
I once helped an older lady setup her fancy sewing machine which connected to some weird arse converter to parallel, it wasn't fun. It would work for give seconds and then stop, I cried.
08:21pm 04/02/13 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
6769 posts
Does the printer have USB? Because you could upgrade to a modern version of WordPerfect. There's a classic 5.1 mode and a WP5.1 keyboard layout. It might help with the Word migration too, as you can also switch to a MSOffice mode.
08:22pm 04/02/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10730 posts
thought I did but I only have a game port and a bunch of lpt cables
08:30pm 04/02/13 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10460 posts
I had a look rusta and I couldn't see anything. Although I do have an ISA Sound Blaster and a PCI IDE RAID card if you need :S
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RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
339 posts
Yeah the printer has usb. If I can't get a hold of the header or it fails to work, i'll get her to purchase a new version of word perfect. Thanks for the tip Mantorok.
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koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9867 posts
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