[Coco] [coco] Amazing!
johnguin at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 29 11:44:40 EDT 2008
I'll ask the silly question - how exactly can someone nowadays re-ink an old
ribbon like that?
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of Benoit Bleau
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 8:26 AM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [Coco] [coco] Amazing!
George Ramsower wrote:
> A couple of days ago, I developed a need for a printer on my CNC coco.
> So I went out to my shop and found my old Oki ML 172 that I've had
> laying around for years, dusted it off, plugged it into power and
> turned it on into the self-printing mode and the darn thing still
> prints. Although the ink is pretty dried out, it's still legible.
> This morning I had to make a new boot disk for that coco because I
> didn't have the driver in the original boot.
> Xmode the /p and it was set to 9600. So I did a DIR >/p through the
> old serial to parallel port adapter and it worked.
> It took me two days to find the converter.
> I was sure something was not going work, but amazingly enough, no
> problems. Now I'll re-ink that old ribbon and get back to work.
They don't make them like they used to :)
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