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#26 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:38 PM

UPDATE:

 

I check the printer out in order to see about testing it and get some more pictures of the connection.  I opened up the top panel and found that apparently there were several places where originally some foam pieces were attached to the inside of the printer and on the underside of the lid.  All of the foam looks like its dried and crumbling.  Some pieces have come detached.  Because of this I'm not even going to attempt to power it on or test it.  For those interested please let me know if you still are.  Be sure and check out the details and pictures in the thread above as well as these additional ones:

 

image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg

 

that be a rs232 serial interface and the foam is sound deadening (wishful thinking)


Edited by arcadeshopper, Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:39 PM.


#27 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:40 PM

Greg you are the man, much appreciated!

Right now I have a lantronix hooked up to my rs232, but I think the serial connection has two ports. Do I need one of those Y splitters then for my rs232 card?

 

yep splitter gets you two useable ports rs232/1 and /2  the pinouts are in the manual if you want to make your own, or i sell a premade ti cable on my site 

 

also the buffer won't work with rs232 just pio



#28 budz2355 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:28 PM

Any update on the testing? No rush, just don't want to leave you hanging on my end.

#29 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:21 PM

Nobody ever replied to my question in the previous post. I was trying to find out if me plugging it in was preferred by potential buyers. Please read all the info. I posted with the pics and let me know. Power on test is the most I'm willing to do.

#30 RickyDean OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:52 AM

Nobody ever replied to my question in the previous post. I was trying to find out if me plugging it in was preferred by potential buyers. Please read all the info. I posted with the pics and let me know. Power on test is the most I'm willing to do.

I would plug it in to let people know if it was operational, take it outside with an extension cord, just in case it let's out it magic smoke, that lets it run :-D



#31 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 6, 2017 3:23 PM

Ok, I plugged it in and let it spin up, here is a video:

 

https://www.dropbox.....32.04.mov?dl=0



#32 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 8, 2017 8:59 AM

I'm making a run to the recyclers on Saturday.  If I don't have a reasonable expectation of a taker by then I'm taking this as well.



#33 Iwantgames:) OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 8, 2017 5:01 PM

Hopefully someone steps in and saves this from the recyclers, I wish I could but I know it'll probably be a bit to ship and I got stinking bills this week :(

#34 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 8, 2017 8:18 PM

I calculated shipping to MN and it was $45.

#35 Iwantgames:) OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 8, 2017 9:00 PM

I'm in Florida so basically the other side of the country from you

#36 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 10, 2017 3:03 PM

Bump - There were several "I would have taken its" so one of you should take it!

 

Btw, a new member posted on the market place thread for this printer and said his name is actually one of the names on the printout.  Small world!  He posted some interesting info do, check it out:

 

http://atariage.com/...el-840-printer/



#37 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 10, 2017 4:56 PM

lol- i'm interested but I just can't do the shipping right now.   :(  had a bunch of stupid unexpected expenses come up that will eliminate my spare cash for the near future.



#38 Mitkraft OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 10, 2017 9:14 PM

Pending payment of shipping it looks like I have a taker.  I'll update the thread when its a done deal or if anything changes.  Thanks all!



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Posted Thu May 18, 2017 12:59 PM

Lookie what I gots :)

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