Connecting a Personal LaserWriter to a PC

December 8, 2010 at 08:43:57
Specs: Windows XP
My PC and Apple Personal Laser Writer 300 are connected. How to make the printer work?

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#1
December 8, 2010 at 11:25:53
It is an Apple printer desinged of OS 7/8/9:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article....

Also the interface is Serial "High-speed RS-422 serial interface" so unsure how you connected:

http://www.lammertbies.nl/comm/info...


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#2
December 9, 2010 at 05:52:24
I Have used a modem cable. I think that My problem is to find the right driver. I see on the add a printer wizard the Personal LaserWriter NT driver but not the PLW300.

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#3
December 9, 2010 at 13:49:15
A modem cable is RS232 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232 and not the correct cable.

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#4
December 9, 2010 at 15:55:41
The cables I see on RS-422 don't fit the Apple printer Personal LaserWriter300. The Apple printer cable is a round 8 pins male terminal and it must be connected to a 25-pin terminal on the PC.
The key question is: It is possible to make this printer work on a PC? I don't see any driver for this printer on Windows.

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#5
December 10, 2010 at 00:58:30
Well then you answered your own question it is propriatery, ie designed for Apple, as I already said....... PC's serial port can not read the RS422 differing pinouts...

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#6
December 10, 2010 at 06:35:43
Thanks X86

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