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So I finally got a Mac. My problem? It does not have an USB port. Are there ADB-to-USB adapters?
Thread poster: Edwal Rospigliosi

Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
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Apr 22, 2005

Hi everybody.

After my experience with Mac emulators, I was so pleased that I wanted a real mac. I found a very nice and cheap Powerbook WallStreet in ebay, and it arrived yesterday.

Until now, it's a beautiful machine. Slender, the screen is great, and it has OSX and MacOffice installed. By the way, MacOffice looks simply WOW!

My problem? It does not have an USB port. It has SCSI and ADB ports, so I can't use my USB printer (Mac compatible).

I've seen that there are many USB-to-ADB adapters, but none ADB-to-USB. Do they exist, or is there any other solution?



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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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you need an USB PCMCIA (Cardbus) card Apr 22, 2005

Totally revised answer (apologies for the previous incorrect answer): you need a Cardbus card that plugs into the Cardbus (formerly called PCMCIA) slot in your Mac.

Sample google hits:

... Bus-Port - 2-Port PCMCIA (Cardbus) Host Adapter Card for Laptops - Mac/Win ... USB ports to a PC or Mac notebook computer via the PCMCIA cardbus slot. ... %09%09%09Belkin_F5U022_USB_Bus_Port_2_Port.html

Firewire PCMCIA Cards
... FireWire Notebook Card - 3 Port PCMCIA Firewire Card for Notebooks - Mac FireWire ... Iogear Combo Firewire/USB PCMCIA Card - 2-Port Firewire and USB 2 ... Cards_Accessories_Firewire_PCMCIA_Cards.html

Firewire/USB PCMCIA Card - Mac/Win (LaCie-109929) - The ...
... LaCie Firewire/USB PCMCIA Card - Mac/Win. (SKU: 109929) ... Description: Add FireWire and Hi-Speed USB capabilities to your Mac or PC laptop. ... product_id=2609423/id_type=M

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