imac printer inputs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rich2k4, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. rich2k4 macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    i have a 9 year old HP psc 500 all in one printer.

    does the imac have the connection for this type of printer? i think it's called DVI? or would i need to buy an adapter.
  2. crewrules101 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    I looked up the printer on HP's website. It uses IEEE 1284C, not DVI. DVI is for digital video output.

    you could try buying a cable online that takes the IEEE 1284 connection from the printer and makes it into a USB end for the iMac. I haven't tried this one but here is one you could look into.

    The one thing that I dont know though is if it will still allow you to scan documents, or if it will only allow you to print.

  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    Just as a side note, a 9 year old printer may not last too much longer. You may want to consider buying a new printer (under $100) rather than pumping money in the form of cables into this one. Just a suggestion, but you probably could still get this old printer to function with the right cable.

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