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a b V Motherboard
March 9, 2002 4:05:29 AM

I recently got a new computer with a Pentium 4 motherboard. In my previous PC I had a card (ISA) for a parallel port which I had hoped to install in my new computer. When I tried to install it on the Pentium 4 motherboard, I realized that there were not any ISA slots only PCI slots.

Can a PCI slot be adapated to preform as an ISA slot? Maybe some kind of a mechanical device (connector/adapater.) This device would allow a ISA card to be pluged into a PCI slot.

Any information on this adapation will be greatly appeeciated.

Larry

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March 9, 2002 4:55:11 AM

Why do you need an extra parallel port?

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March 9, 2002 5:09:24 PM

Larry - You're not going to get that ISA card in there. You can look for a PCI version, or, if you just need it for a printer, have a look for a USB->Parallel adaptor.

- JW
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a b V Motherboard
March 10, 2002 3:40:44 AM

I have an unused USB connection. Do you think I can use it for a HP scanner? I want to have a printer, tape drive, and the scanner connected all at one time so I need at least two parallel type ports. Right now I have my printer connected through the tape drive and the tape drive pluged into the PC's only parallel port but I do not have a port for the scanner. Do you know if there is a adaptor to covert the scanner plug to a USB plug?

Thanks for your help, I do not know too much about USB ports yet.

Larry

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a b V Motherboard
March 10, 2002 3:52:48 AM

Parallel scanners have parralel pass-through, why don't you connect your parallel port to the tape drive to the scanner to the printer?


What's the frequency, Kenneth?
March 10, 2002 2:04:09 PM

yes, most parallel port scanners have a pass through printer connection. else, just buy a USB scanner. as a matter of fact, you even get USB->parallel convertors!

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March 10, 2002 2:19:28 PM

ISA slots are dead! the PC99 standard specifies against having them!

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March 10, 2002 4:46:33 PM

Larry - Those inventive people over at Belkin have come up with <A HREF="http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merc..." target="_new">these</A> handy little doodads (sp?).

I don't know if you can put a scanner or tape drive on one but you can put your printer on it and daisy chain you scanner and tape drive on the parallel port.

- JW
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