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[*] Post 471816 posted on 15-4-2013 at 00:39 Reply With Quote
Name my USB cable connector

I have figured out that the end which goes into the computer is a regular female A connection. But, what is the plug called which goes into the printer? The plastic part looks square, but the metal part is actually in the shape of a D. But, the D is, upon close observation, an irregular hexagon. It is like a square, with the forward top and bottom corners sawed off, so to speak.

If my new printer does not work, I am thinking of trying another USB cable (since it seems suspicious that two printers using the same cable would be bad, and the cable have no fault).confused2
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[*] Post 471818 posted on 15-4-2013 at 01:53 Reply With Quote

There is a USB printer cable that is pretty standard among the major manufacturers. You're going to need one of those.

Good news is anyone who has owned more than two printers most likely has one that will work. Got any equipment geek friends?
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[*] Post 471833 posted on 15-4-2013 at 10:36 Reply With Quote

These might help you to identify various USB connectors. FWIW You are looking for USB-A (rectangle) to a USB-B (printer end) cable. I have dozens of them.
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