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usb - forgive the stupid question!

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by vik, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. vik

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    I about to buy a printer..... was thinking of canon Bubblejet S200X (£40 from ebuyer).

    My pc has USB2 - do i need a special cable for that - or are USB cables all the same?
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    You'll be OK...

    USB 1 devices will also work with USB2 controllers- it'll just be at USB 1 speed

    USB 2 devices will also work with USB1 controllers- it'll just be at USB 1 speed
     
  3. vik

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    how do i get it to run at full speed?

    the printer is USB 2, as is my comp.....

    special cable needed or just standard 50p one?
     
  4. Pack Dude

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    I would like to think the printer will come with all cables you will need, so all you will have to do is plug it in to the USB socket and the power.
     
  5. vik

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    ok, cheers for that guys.......
     
  6. Pack Dude

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    Are you buyng from ebuyer? i notice they have USB cables in the "related products" but every scanner or printer i ever bought came with its own cables.

    Still the USB cable is only 53 pence.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=46613

    Or you could email support and ask them waht it comes with.

    EDIT
    i jsut noticed in the reviews of the printer that it does NOT come with a USB cable.

    BAD POINTS:
    * Little bit flimsy - but it really doesnt matter
    * Doesnt come with USB Cable!
     
  7. vik

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    yeah was planning to get it from ebuyer - but one of the reviews of the printer said make sure you get USB2 cable...... which is why i thought that they may be different cables for USB1 and 2.

    From the sound of the replies the cables are the same!

    Any other printers that you would recommend for low usage, low quality prints needed, want it to be as cheap as poss!
     
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  9. nathan_silly

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    Just make sure you don't go over the maximum length for USB cables... I think it's either 3 or 5M.


    Find out how much carts are- if they're £25 each :suicide:
     

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