Anyone Near Los Gatos, CAL? $$ for Serial Printer Repair

Sean Caron scaron at
Tue Nov 25 17:47:53 CST 2014

Wow, I'm really surprised to see one of those old TI printers still
chugging away in the wild. I haven't seen one of those in years!



On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM, Bill Degnan <billdeg at> wrote:

> $$ Printer Repair in Los Gatos, CA $$
> Anyone in Los Gatos CA area looking for an emergency repair job? I was
> contacted by a travel agency who needs their Texas Instruments RO 810
> printer repaired. The problem is that the printer does not respond to
> prints
> sent to it, although the lights are all normal indicating READY.  They're
> using the Apollo system but I don't know what kind of computer or terminal
> they have hooked up to the printer.  The RO 810 is just a receive only
> serial printer, essentially a one way serial terminal, probably 300-1200
> baud.
> Here is a photo of the same printer I own.  I have the manuals, etc.
> Probably they're also on the web
> .jpg
> Anyone want to take a stab at it? I can help remotely but I live 3000 miles
> away. Agency has a backup printer that might work, need someone on site to
> set up and or swap parts. IF YOU CAN GO TO CUSTOMER SITE (ideally 11/26 or
> Monday after Thanksgiving), please contact me via
>  I will pay whomever helps me as a
> subcontractor and will assist you by phone as needed.  Because I have same
> printer I can help run compare/contrast testing.  Note that printer ribbons
> for the TI RO 810 and Decwriter II are interchangeable.
> Bill

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