[vcf-midatlantic] Anyone have an Apple Imagewriter I serial cable I can borrow?

Dan FitzGerald danjfitzgerald at comcast.net
Thu Apr 21 17:51:33 UTC 2022

Dang, I wish I had known before I bought my first ImageWriter II a few
months back :-P
I'm going to say no right now, because I have limited storage space
until I get my basement waterproofed next month.  Then I can really
plan a proper computer equipment and tooling storage solution >:-)

You wouldn't happen to know what chip is the one that goes boom when
you plug the wrong type of cable into the Mini-DIN8 on the back of the
ImageWriter II, do you?  As best as I could make out from a visual
inspection it was an AMD-branded IC of some sort (I didn't think it was
a processor, just an IC).
-----Original Message-----From: Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
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ubject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Anyone have an Apple Imagewriter I serial
cable I can borrow?Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 10:43:11 -0400
For free at Kennett Classic -  I have a number of Image Writer II's
ingood shape if you want one.
On Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 10:25 PM Dan FitzGerald via vcf-midatlantic<
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I did a dumb and blew out a chip on the Imagewriter II that I was
> goingto use as part of my exhibit at VCF East this
> weekend.  Luckily,somebody at work gave me her old Imagewriter I and
> Macintosh accessorykit yesterday!  The problem is that while I need
> to be able to connectmy Mac to the printer, I *also* still need to
> connect my Apple II tothe printer.
> Does anybody here have an Apple II (DB25) to Imagewriter I (DB25)
> cablethat I can borrow for the weekend?
> Bonus question: Does anybody have a DB25 switchbox that I can use
> toconnect _two_ computers to a single printer?  Otherwise I am going
> togo along with my original plan of swapping the cables whenever
> somebodyneeds to print.
> Regards,Dan FitzGeraldThey/Them/Theirs
> http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/dfitzger

Dan FitzGerald

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