Diablo 1340 terminal?

From: Richard W. Schauer <rws_at_ais.net>
Date: Sat Feb 14 02:41:14 1998

Hi all-

Tonight I got a Diablo 1340 hardcopy terminal. It looks like a table with
a Diablo 1550 typewriter on top of it, but the typewriter is part of the
table. Inside the large black box under the table are power supplies,
cardcages, fans, etc. It works, except for one thing: whether in local
or remote, whenever the 1550 gets a carriage return, it rams the home hard
stop and the ALARM and PRINTER CHECK lights go on. I press ALARM to reset
it and it works fine until the next carriage return. I tried adjusting
the home stop in and out (it's actually a stiff spring-loaded stop) with
no luck. When the terminal is first powered on and it seeks home (slowly)
it does fine, without hitting the stop. Any ideas?

(BTW this thing is just jam-packed with 7400 series logic and a couple of
chips I can't identify. It was built in 1974 and installed in May 1975- I
even got the maintenance record with this thing. It's serial no. 769.)

Richard Schauer
Received on Sat Feb 14 1998 - 02:41:14 GMT

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