New printer for Xmas, USB problem.

  The Teacher 21:15 25 Dec 2003

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.

Thanks and Merry Christmas to all.

The Teacher

  The Teacher 22:37 25 Dec 2003

Ta all.

The link supplied gave the US HP site but I have a good idea of price just from that. I intended going to staples tomorrow anyway so ta for that info.

I will post up tomorrow if solved for sure.

The Teacher

  The Teacher 01:20 27 Dec 2003

Got a USB 2 cable this morning. Printing working fine, ta for all the help.

The Teacher

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