I have been given a HP Photosmart 7260 printer for xmas. It is what I wanted but I was not aware that I would need to buy a USB cable, and as I didn't know for certain that I was getting the printer I obviously haven't got one!!
The problem is that I am unsure of whether or not it is an ordinary USB cable that I require, i.e. similar to the ones that I use for my modem, camera, etc., or is it a dedicated printer cable?
I have had a look on HPs website but, I assume it is because of Xmas, most of the site, support etc., is not functioning. I wish to go out tomorrow and buy and cable so that I can get my printer up and running but I don't want to rely on store staff help as I have found them sadly wanting in the knowledge department in the past.
Does anyone have such a printer or is anyone aware of what sort of USB cable I require.
Looking at the connection slots it appears to be an ordinary USB cable but I want to be 100% sure.
Printers come with a power lead but they never come with the data cable. Never understood that. It's like buying a car without the starting handle, or for all the youngsters on this Forum, the battery. Have you noticed Christmas presents always come with a very small print "Battery's Not Included" which you don't see until you've opened it?