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In article <Pine.HPX.4.53.0309062034290.12602Bluejay.creight on.edu>, [email]kbeckecreighton.edu[/email] wrote: > All help and advice appreciated. You can try looking for a used serial printer of some kind, as long as it has got a Mac driver, or maybe an Ethernet printer of some sort. -- Today, on Paper-view: Pulp Fiction!...

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    In article <Pine.HPX.4.53.0309062034290.12602Bluejay.creight on.edu>,
    [email]kbeckecreighton.edu[/email] wrote:
    > All help and advice appreciated.
    You can try looking for a used serial printer of some kind, as long as
    it has got a Mac driver, or maybe an Ethernet printer of some sort.

    --
    Today, on Paper-view: Pulp Fiction!
    Howard S Shubs Guest

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    In article <Pine.HPX.4.53.0309062034290.12602Bluejay.creight on.edu>,
    [email]kbeckecreighton.edu[/email] wrote:
    > I have a black PowerBook G3, with 8.6, and 300 MHz (does
    > that make it a "wallstreet?" My printer, a Stylewriter 1200,
    > is finally giving up the ghost. Any advice what I can buy now?
    > Apparently there's no USB port on this model PowerBook? The
    > current printer uses a printer cable into the printer port
    > on the back of the G3. All help and advice appreciated.
    Do you mind spending a little more money? It's be a shame to hunt up an
    old serial port-based printer, considering you won't be able to buy a
    new computer that's compatible with it.

    That gives you two choices:
    1) printer with an Ethernet interface. These tend not to be found on
    lower end inkjets, or none that I'm aware of

    2) from your description I *believe* your Powerbook has a CardBus
    compatible PC card slot. Various companies sell CardBus to USB adapters:
    <http://www.usb-2-0.com/iogear-gpu202.html>
    This way, you'll be able to use almost any new printer you want, and add
    on other USB devices.

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    Scott Guest

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    On Sat, 6 Sep 2003 21:06:34 -0700, Scott wrote
    (in message <heimdall-B8D8FA.00063407092003news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>):
    > Do you mind spending a little more money? It's be a shame to hunt up an
    > old serial port-based printer, considering you won't be able to buy a
    > new computer that's compatible with it.
    My friend has a Wall Street G3 PB, and uses a very reliable and quality
    (discontinued) Epson Stylus Color 740. This model, and others, comes with
    both serial and USB connectors. When she gives the Wall Street the "heave-ho"
    (swears the never will...), the 740 will most likely work with the new
    computer.

    There are OS X drivers for the 740 now. Sure they may not be supported in
    future OS's, but that's true of any printer...

    Good luck,
    --
    Dave C.
    [email]dave-usenet3016mailblocks.com[/email]

    DaveC Guest

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    In article <heimdall-B8D8FA.00063407092003news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
    Scott <heimdallspamless.invalid> wrote:
    > That gives you two choices:
    > 1) printer with an Ethernet interface. These tend not to be found on
    > lower end inkjets, or none that I'm aware of
    >
    If you do this, you'll like it.

    Do a Google search on "Axis 1440". It's a simple Ethernet adaptor that
    works with a fairly wide range of Epson inkjets -- including some you
    might find used or refurbished.

    If you don't need color, something like an hp LaserJet 6MP is a solid
    older laserwriter for which a "FastNet" Ethernet adaptor is available.

    I've used both of these, without trouble (with hubs -- but they're very
    cheap these days). With some low-cost Cat 5 cabling, you can put the
    printer across the room, even down the hall, if you want. Zero setup
    problems involved.
    AES/newspost Guest

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    In article <Pine.HPX.4.53.0309062034290.12602Bluejay.creight on.edu>,
    [email]kbeckecreighton.edu[/email] wrote:
    > I have a black PowerBook G3, with 8.6, and 300 MHz (does
    > that make it a "wallstreet?" My printer, a Stylewriter 1200,
    > is finally giving up the ghost. Any advice what I can buy now?
    > Apparently there's no USB port on this model PowerBook? The
    > current printer uses a printer cable into the printer port
    > on the back of the G3. All help and advice appreciated.
    >
    If you decide to go USB, you will have to have a USB cardbus for the G3
    powerbook PLUS you will have to use a *powered* USB hub to help power
    the printer, most likely, as the USB cardbus is NOT powered by the PBG3
    cardbus. However, I have such a setup and it does work. Otherwise, look
    for an older serial-type printer, possibly find a decent one on ebay.
    --
    Trashy Girl
    Trashy Girl Guest

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