HP LJ 2 mobo -> Apple LW 2 NT

From: Curt Vendel <curt_at_atarimuseum.com>
Date: Mon Mar 11 16:27:59 2002

Whoa.... well, think of this as whole as a learning experience... an
expensive one, but a learning experience nonetheless :-)

(sorry for the dig.... but I've gone through the same thing in past
projects, so I can sympathize with you)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris" <mythtech_at_mac.com>
To: "Classic Computer" <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: HP LJ 2 mobo -> Apple LW 2 NT

> >Will the HPLJ2 board fit into the slot underneath the LW2NT?
> >Does it have the same connector?
> Humm... I didn't get that far as actually pulling the board.
> Although, this whole printer has been one slap my head experience.
> I had a printer die that was hooked up to an NT box to act as a network
> print spooler (well, actually, the printer works fine, but it needs a new
> drum and developer kit $200 for the pair, and that isn't worth it for
> this printer).
> So I bought the HP from the local salvation army store for $20. When I
> tried to use it, it was failing to pickup the paper... a new pickup kit
> is $30 (well worth it for the HP LJ2). But since I had the unused working
> Apple LW IINT, I figured I could just swap the mobo so I can use the
> parallel interface to reconnect to my NT spooler.
> Well... head slap #1... I don't need to replace the pickup rollers... I
> just needed to clean them, and use a little rubber rejuvenator... now it
> picks up like a charm.
> So I do the swap, get it all hooked up to my NT spooler, get everything
> working... and head into the office of the only computer that matters
> about printing to it... to find head slap #2...
> I changed the PC to a Mac last week and totally forgot.... that means I
> could have just used my Apple LW IINT with a quick and dirty LocalTalk
> connection! I didn't need to go thru all this buying and fixing and
> testing of the HP after all! (For the handful of PCs that also print to
> the printer, I can let them use the NT spooler over a serial connection,
> and just deal with the painfully slow print speed... the others only
> print 5 or 6 times a year anyway).
> So now, later this week... I will change the printer AGAIN, and go to the
> Apple LW IINT over Localtalk (probably dedicate an old Mac with ethernet
> to act as a Ethernet to Localtalk bridge).
> But at least I have a working HP LJ 2 to use elsewhere.... now to find a
> legal cassette tray for it.
> -chris
> <http://www.mythtech.net>
Received on Mon Mar 11 2002 - 16:27:59 GMT

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