Device Connectors and Cables – CompTIA A+ 220-801: 1.11

There are many different types of devices that can connect to your computer, and many of them use completely different connectors. In this video, you’ll learn about the cables and connectors used for hard drives, USB devices, FireWire components, parallel links, serial connections, network links, and much more.

You can’t print there.

You’ve shipped a printer to a friend across town, and the interface on the printer is a Centronics port that connects to a 25-pin parallel port on the back of the computer. Unfortunately, your friend has a new computer that does not have a parallel port. Since you’ll need some type of converter, which of these ports would be the best choice for the computer’s printer interface?

What does a parallel port look like?

One of your customers needs to move their old printer from one computer to another, and they tell you that this printer uses a parallel port to interface to the computer. How many pins does the parallel port have on the computer’s motherboard?