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Unknown cord, looking to identify

I recently found this cord in a drawer full of wires im cleaning out and I have no clue as to what it went to, my best guess is it belongs to a printer but I haven’t ever seen anything like it, one end is a USB male port, but the other end i can not identify. It looks very similar to a mini usb but it is not, it is squatier and it has an A on the underside of the mystery end. Thanks! Didn’t know what board to put this on but took my best guess as we use inkjet printers mostly.image.jpg

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@Consun Welcome to HP Community!


The cable that you have is firewire cable.


FireWire is a method of transferring information between digital devices, especially audio and video equipment. Also known as IEEE 1394, FireWire is fast -- the latest version achieves speeds up to 800 Mbps. At some time in the future, that number is expected to jump to an unbelievable 3.2 Gbps when manufacturers overhaul the current FireWire cables.


You can connect up to 63 devices to a FireWire bus. Windows operating systems (98 and later) and Mac OS (8.6 and later) both support it.


On your computer have a firewire port, you can connect the one end and another end will go to the printer.


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