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Alrighty, got a new computer for Christmas...downside, new computers do not have paralel ports or serial ports. My big-format scanner uses the old paralel port. So, until such time as I can get a new A3 scanner, scanning new art will be a pain, scanning on an old machine, then porting to the new machine.
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Added: 7 years, 4 months ago
7 years, 4 months ago
Depending on the design of your new computer, you might be able to but a parallel card for it, or even a parallel to USB adapter.  It might be a lot more economical than a new scanner, especially if your old scanner works with the new computer's operating system.
7 years, 4 months ago
Oh yeah, seen plenty of them on Amazon when a friend ran into this problem a few months back.  They were pretty cheap too.
7 years, 4 months ago
...man! you beat me to it! see you tomorrow! XD
7 years, 4 months ago
Good to hear you'll be back in business soon. ^^
7 years, 4 months ago
I have to agree with Whitehair. The best option (if you dont want to buy a new scanner) is to get a parallel to USB adapter. Parallel port cards dont really exist anymore, and installing them on a new system can create issues, such as slowing the system.

Check Ebay. They have some, like This one
7 years, 4 months ago
A cheap adapter or PCI card would work just the same.
7 years, 4 months ago
any one want a very very very good all in one i can tell you it's a  ESP7  Kodak i have one and it well worth the money  the ink is  way less money than any others out their and it is wireless to so you can add as many pc's to it as you want  , hell i have a friend that  has a smart phone that we programed it to print  from  my all in one :)
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