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HP Pavilion zd8000 laptop (no LPT port!) — 4 Comments

  1. This IS a very frustrating story, but I would have asked the client what his printing needs were.

    If it was just typical printing needs (aka no fax, copying needs) I would have suggested getting a new printer even though you can get a decent 3-way for less than $100 if you check sales.

    My printer is a LexMark $30 that produces FABULAS photo quality prints (with new ink running $37 for both the color and black cartridges.)

    It’s sad really, the way we are losing ports and devices. Bet it didn’t have a 3.5 inch floppy drive either. Dinosaur to some, but loved by others. The media on a floppy lasts longer than a CD good for 5-10 yrs.

  2. Well, some things obviously come and go, another option you could also look at is there is a cable as well as various adapters out that will convert the lpt over to usb, Not sure what the availability is in Australia, but a quick Google search of lpt to usb cable will show you what im talking about. Btw, nice blog, keep up the work, i will be coming back here regualary to see whats happening.


  3. The Dept store has no obligation whatsoever to refund or exchange the laptop due to the fact it has no lpt. If the customer asked and they said yes it does have one, it is a different story, but it sounds like that wasnt the case.

    Most laptops do not come with an lpt port these days.

    The best option is is the USB to Parrallel convertor of which i sell for $39 inc tax call 32025833 for more info.