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Offline trekiej

Diagrom 1.2
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:26:19 PM »
I was wondering about buying Diagrom 1.2 off ebay.
Are the Loop Back Dongles much different for the Amiga?
A long time ago I noticed that the Parallel Port had a 12 volt out and needed a different cable for using printers.

I have an of A600 coming to me in the mail.
Hopefully I will be able to do a full port check.
I need a mouse and power supply and also hope to get a SD Card to IDE or CF to IDE adapter. I am Sorry for yelling.

Thanks.
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Offline trekiej

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 02:21:17 AM »
Is there anything about a printer cable for PC that would hurt my Amiga if I used one?
Is there a 12 volt line that needs to be disconnected from the Amiga?
Thanks.
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Offline Vstech

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 05:02:33 AM »
Printer cables are centronics to db25 data cables. I don’t think anything is PC related on them.

The modern IEEE1284 printer cables were designed long after the amiga was bankrupt, so the grounding might cause an issue, but I doubt it.

Older cables should cause zero issues on amigas... except for the 1000 that has reversed genders on the ports...
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 05:04:00 AM by Vstech »
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 05:29:28 AM »
I heard that there was a 12 volt line that could fry something.
edit:
I found out on a few other sites that there is a +5 volt pull up line but not a 12 volt line like I thought.
Is this for the A500 or A1000?
edit:
I also found this.
http://www.ianstedman.co.uk/Amiga/amiga_h_w/parallel_port/parallel_port.html

I do not want fry anything.
 :(
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 06:00:48 AM by trekiej »
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Offline trekiej

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 06:35:44 AM »
I was able to hook my A600 to a HP Laserjet 5L and used the generic driver and postscript setting.
The toner is bad and I could not see if it printed anything.
I was using Final Copy II. Is there another driver for os2.1?
This will end it for me, for now.
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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 08:37:19 AM »
I guess you can try other programs entirely, like Pagesetter or Pagestream, which sometimes came with their own printer drivers?

The version 2 of both these programs were on Amiga mag coverdisks back in the day...
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 06:34:16 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2020, 06:31:17 PM »
The printer had a paper jam and now it is in need of some diagnosis.
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Offline mechy

Re: Diagrom 1.2
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2020, 01:18:45 PM »
Standard Centronics printer cables work on 500,600,1200,3k,4k etc, the 1000 was the one u had to watch out for.
i used a hp 5l for many years on Amiga. there are drivers on Aminet such as:
http://aminet.net/package/driver/print/hp4dr358
turboprint works well also.

Offline trekiej

« Last Edit: October 30, 2020, 05:17:25 AM by trekiej »
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