[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

wes wes at the-wes.com
Wed Aug 21 02:36:20 UTC 2013


> >
> >> I've seen a VGA cable plugged into the back up an HP LaserJet
> >> printer. Hey, it fit!
> >
> > The jammed a VGA cable onto a serial connection?  Or that older
> > video that only had 9 pins?  I don't think that was VGA.
> >
> > Lots of HP printers use DB-15 ports (same as VGA). I deal with them
> > all the time.
> >
> > -wes
>
> Serial interface?  I was scratching my head about 1/2 second after I
> hit send on that.  I honestly haven't seen a serial interface on a
> printer in damn near a decade, and I can't really say that I miss it.
>  Console ports on switch/router/firewall are bad enough.  But I
> thought I remembered HP having DB-15 and OKI having the DB-9 but it
> was too late at that point :)
>
>
it's used to connect peripherals (for example, a paper stacker) to the
printer. no idea on the protocol, but either way it's not for connecting a
computer to it to send print jobs. possibly could have diag / programming
uses.

-wes
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