Printer Requires???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eagle710, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    My printer is Canons PIXMA iP6220D, was just wondering i guess i need to buy a USB to USB cable for connection????Is there a difference between ends(like male or female)????
     
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  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yes.. USB has multiple types of connectors..

    A-Type (Male and Female)
    B-Type (Male)
    5 pin Mini-B (male)
    4 pin Mini-B

    And a newer format the Micro-A and Micro-B connectors starting to be seen more and more now.

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    Printers usually have a Male B connector on the printer.. and you need a Male A-Type to plug into most computers.

    The mini (and Micro) are usually seen on cameras and phones.
     
  4. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    so i need a cable that has firewire and usb ?????
     
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    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    usb is standard, and i doubt that a printer even if its a shinny new one will need anything other than a bog standard usb cable
     
  6. fitz

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    why are you bringing firewire into the question? No one ever mentioned firewire. :) :p

    The connectors I mentioned are all different USB connectors. But, as I also mentioned, 99% of the printers use a Male B connector on the printer with a Male A-Type to plug into the computers.
     
  7. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    My brother got a printer just about a year and a half ago and his uses a USB to Fire wire...thats why im asking.....