[vcf-midatlantic] Greenbar print

Jameel Akari jakari at bithose.com
Sat Feb 27 20:18:41 UTC 2021

So, how’re we doing on this?

My Proprinter XL24 sorrrta works - but I think its power supply’s caps are too old and tired to overcome old and tired grease, since it stalls or goes into alarm on self-test.  I managed to get about 10 lines of self-test out of it before it stalled there too.

I can clear my workbench and try to fix it (or work around it) but if somebody else is making better progress, I’ll punt.

Given that my other Proprinter won’t power on at all, I’m guessing the PSU caps were only fair-to-middlin' when new, but “new” was at least 25 years ago.

> On Feb 27, 2021, at 2:48 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>  Huh??  Jeff, I'm willing to bet that pretty much everyone here has been
>>> connecting printers to computers for decades.  This is not hard!

Two decades, professionally, and I’m kind of a young'un here. :)
(Starting out, those were /awesome/ IBM 6262 band printers - with parallel interfaces too!  Alas I could not take one home.)

> Andy and I talked through it based on my memory of what's available at the
> warehouse.  That said, if we could just declare this "132 Character Line
> Printer Day" and see who "got the stuff”.

At this point I’d say I’ve half got the stuff, but do I have The Right Stuff? I’ll wait and see.


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