Just bought this . . .

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Dec 11 18:02:36 1998

On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Tony Duell wrote:

> >
> > I just checked out the newly-remodeled Salvation Army Thrift Store and
> > found a nice piece: a new-in-the-box Hewlett-Packard Thinkjet model 2225B
> > equiped with HP-IL interface. All accessories are there, plastic wrap
> I picked up the portable parallel model at a radio rally last year.
> There's only couple of common faults. The printheads dry up, but they're
> replaceable. And the battery packs (I think the HP-IL model is
> battery-operated) fail.
> The latter happened to mine. What I did was take the pack apart (ignoring
> the useless warning on the outside - I have never found battery pack that
> is dangerous when you open the plastic case..). There are snaps round the
> edges and the cells are stuck to _both_ sections of the case with
> double-sided tape.
> The cells are 6 off Sub-C NiCd units. You can replace them (take care to
> recover the picofuse that's hidden in one of the interconnections) or try
> the NiCd 'zapping' trick. Either way it's a lot cheaper than a new
> battery pack from HP.
> The charger for the portable models is the standard 8V 3VA adapter that
> goes with the 75 (and just about every other HP calculator product from
> that period).
> > Anybody have experience with using normal xerographic copy paper instead of
> > the HP-specified Thinkjet paper? If so, how are the results?
> There are 2 types of printhead. One is designed for any paper, the other
> for the special HP paper only. I got a couple of the latter ones cheap,
> and I used normal paper.
> It works. It works fine. Maybe the quality isn't quite as good, but it's
> readable.
> >
> > They also had an Epson CX-20 handset coupler for $5 new in the box (plastic
> > wrap still on the device). Anybody want it for the cost plus shipping? Let
> > me know ASAP!
> IIRC, that's the modem for the HX20. It's a standard RS232 interface, of
> course, but if someone here has an HX20 and wants the 'right' modem, then
> this could be worth going for.
> -tony

It was also supplied for the later PX-8.
                                                 - don
Received on Fri Dec 11 1998 - 18:02:36 GMT

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