non-existence of printer collectors...proven wrong
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Sat Jan 26 16:26:55 CST 2008
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Jay West wrote:
> Mike replied...
>> I worked on those, back in 1986-88. It used a shuttle driven by a large
>> voice coil. It was surprisingly quiet for its speed. Adjustments were a
>> bit finicky, but not bad.
> Maybe you can help on my 2610 too then. But the 2610 is decidedly not
> dot-matrix. I believe the print mechanism is a large drum - but I haven't
> torn into it and can't say for sure. Definitely not dot matrix though. The
> stand itself is probably over 100 pounds, pretty much just a big hunk of
> metal. When the 2610 was printing you could feel it in the floors & walls ;)
The 2608 and 2610 were two very different animals, unfortunately. I
also worked on the 2619, which was a 1000 lpm chain/train printer
manufactured for HP by Printronix, and the 2617 drum printer. I don't
remember a lot of details after 20 years. :-) With the HP maintenance
manual and a scope though, you can do a lot.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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