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Offline Paulie85

Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« on: October 25, 2014, 04:17:48 PM »
I've just found my old Panasonic KX-P1170 multimode printerin the loft and hooked it up to my Amiga. It has been a long time since I used it but it seems to be in working order. The thing is I can't remember how to get it to work properly with the Amiga. Does it need a driver from somewhere? I searched Aminet but didn't see one there.
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Offline motrucker

Re: Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 09:24:47 PM »
What OS are you using? you should find the printer drivers in the Storage drawer, on your Workbench disk. Go to Preferences/Printer in your Workbench and choose the printer needed. Should be that easy. This is for OS 3.1.
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Re: Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 09:35:10 PM »
It has an Epson emulation (FX-800) and an IBM ProPrinter II mode I believe; the Epson should be in the Amiga printer drivers directory.

Try:  https://dlc.panasonic-europe-service.com/EUDocs/GetDoc.aspx?did=124087&fmt=PDF&lang=en&src=3&uilang=en-GB&model=KXP1170

for the manual
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Offline Paulie85

Re: Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 12:11:11 AM »
Yeah, I'm on 3.1-thanks guys. I thought that getting a driver would have been tough when I couldn't find one on Aminet but this was quite straightforward.

@Danbeaver I'm amazed they still keep a pdf of the manual online.

Now to get down to some ear-splittingly loud dot-matrix printing!
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Re: Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 07:18:25 AM »
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Now to get down to some ear-splittingly loud dot-matrix printing!

I get nostalgic for that sound sometimes, have to look at Youtube videos! :lol:
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Re: Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 10:23:54 AM »
Don't get too nostalgic, they used to make sound dampening boxes to control the noise.  Lord, they are loud!
 

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Re: Anyone know how to get my old printer working?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 11:35:27 AM »
I just recently tested my Panasonic KX-P2023 on my A1200, even bought a new ribbon (plenty of those on eBay) as the text was getting a bit light. This model even has a mode called "SUPER QUIET" (prints a bit slower and yeah, it makes *slightly* less noise, but... you know matrix printers :))

There is a PanaPlus driver for 24- and 9-pin series (readmes didn't mention your model) and it says its up to OS 3.0.
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