Selling Calcomp 565 plotter

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Mon Feb 8 14:43:28 CST 2010

On Feb 8, 2010, at 3:25 PM, Philipp Hachtmann wrote:
>> I have paper and a set of cables,
> That's good! Especially the paper!
>>  and I know how to retrofit a ball-point pen assembly into this if  
>> the solenoid assembly is intact.
> So please compare the second part of your statement (the words  
> after "if") with the photograph on eBay: The solenoid assembly is  
> missing completely.

   Oops.  I didn't actually look at the auction.  The solenoid  
assembly would be impossible to find and very difficult to fabricate.

>>   Useless?  I'll bet it still plots.
> If it plots, it's nice.

   Absolutely. :-)

> But this unit also has some bumps on the drum. And no solenoid  
> assembly. If there are bumps on the drum you'll probably run in  
> trouble with the (nonexistant) solenoid. My experience.

   I wonder how difficult it'd be to resurface the drum?


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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