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Printer port
« on: October 12, 2006, 11:15:44 PM »
Is it possible to short your printer port but not effect the rest of the computer?

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Re: Printer port
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 12:30:46 AM »
Yes, the "printer port" is usually a separate chip on the board. Sometimes it can combine things like, serial, usb, lpt.

It is possible to fry the chip and not be able to use the printer port but the rest of the machine would still be fine. I always like to install a cheap lpt card. If it gets fried then is is no big deal to replace.