ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Tue May 23 22:45:10 CDT 2017
On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:20 PM, Jim Brain via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 5/23/2017 1:07 AM, dave.g4ugm at gmail.com wrote:
>> You probably need a null modem cable.
> I had one (and used it), but not all null modem cables are evidently the
> same :-) I soldered up a loopback as you suggested, and the unit dropped
> into DATA MODE on startup.
> The printer ribbon has less life left in it than I anticipated, but a list
> member is helping me, so it should be good to go after a deep cleaning and a
> light oiling.
Back in the day, there was a re-inking product, the Mac Inker. Since
those are not easy to dig up now, what options are there? Also,
because there's often plenty of pigment, what oil/solvents are good to
wrest some of that pigment back out of a dried ribbon?
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