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

Jameel akari jakari at bithose.com
Thu Apr 21 19:18:36 UTC 2022


I’m packing a switch box and two straight-through 25 pin cables (male both ends). You’re welcome to use any, all or none of them for the weekend. 

This is just me having not fully unpacked from October since I used these to share a printer for my last exhibit. :)

Jameel Akari 

> On Apr 21, 2022, at 2:18 PM, Dan FitzGerald via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Bill,
> On second thought, why not bring one of your ImageWriters.  Who knows
> if I'll need it for the display, and if there is a potential electrical
> problem with the one I own, then I can use your (known good) one at
> home instead of the one that smells like burnt electronics.
> Question: What is the best way to connect an Apple II Plus and a
> Macintosh 512Ke to the same ImageWriter II?  I know that LocalTalk is
> out of the question because of the II Plus, so I had tried using a
> Mini-DIN8 data switch. I couldn't get it to work (and then it broke the
> ImageWriter II)
> -----Original Message-----From: Bill Degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com>To:
> Dan FitzGerald <danjfitzgerald at comcast.net>Subject: Re: [vcf-
> midatlantic] Anyone have an Apple Imagewriter I serial cable I can
> borrow?Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 14:07:18 -0400
> Sorry Dan, I don't know what chip that would be, but it may just be
> acoincidence.  They're not going to go boom so easily unless
> somethingelse is already wrong electrically.
>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 1:52 PM Dan FitzGerald<
>> danjfitzgerald at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Bill,
>> 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).
>> Regards,Dan FitzGeraldThey/Them/Theirs
>> http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/dfitzger
>> -----Original Message-----From: Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>Reply-To: vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>To: vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>Cc: Bill Degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com
>>> Subject: 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
>> in
>> good 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
>> going
>> to use as part of my exhibit at VCF East this weekend.  Luckily,
>> somebody at work gave me her old Imagewriter I and Macintosh
>> accessory
>> kit yesterday!  The problem is that while I need to be able to
>> connect
>> my Mac to the printer, I *also* still need to connect my Apple II to
>> the printer.
>> Does anybody here have an Apple II (DB25) to Imagewriter I (DB25)
>> cable
>> that I can borrow for the weekend?
>> Bonus question: Does anybody have a DB25 switchbox that I can use to
>> connect _two_ computers to a single printer?  Otherwise I am going to
>> go along with my original plan of swapping the cables whenever
>> somebody
>> needs to print.
>> Regards,
>> Dan FitzGerald
>> They/Them/Theirs
>> http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/dfitzger
> Regards,
> Dan FitzGerald
> They/Them/Theirs
> http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/dfitzger

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