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#26 acadiel OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 8, 2018 6:25 AM

You'd need a copy of the PAL coding to do a board run of these. . .

And DBT locked those too. Someone would have to figure out the logic from the PCB, or decap the PAL and fix the fuse so it can be read.

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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:43 AM

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Even stranger. attaches to the expansion port and requires some sort of power?

 

 



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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:38 PM

I have one of those. I probably need to scan the manual for it, since I haven't seen that one posted anywhere. It uses the same cable as the other DBT cartridges with print capability.



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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 8:40 AM

here the Manual for MiniWriter II+

 

and here I have a Short Video

 

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 10:21 AM

Very nice!!! Thank you for the video! :)

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:02 AM

Flottman, can you please get me a pinout of the cable?  Thanks!



#32 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:10 AM

Who wants to sell me one? :D

#33 Flottmann1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:40 AM

Flottman, can you please get me a pinout of the cable?  Thanks!

 

here Pictures from the Cable, I hope it help you

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:57 AM

and 3 more

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:00 PM

Flottman, it's pretty tough to tell exactly where each of those lines is going.

Do you happen to have a meter to ohm out the pins?

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:05 PM

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:33 PM

I think  here you can see  it good

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:38 PM

Looks like line 1 goes to pin 1, then they are all in order until pin 12.

 

13,14,15 Not connected.

 

line 16 to pin 16

line 18 to pin 18.

 

     H.A.


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#39 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:42 PM

That is a good picture there. :) Thank you!

What about the other end of the cable? Can we get a great picture like that one of the cartridge end?

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:43 PM

Oh okay, I see. It's crimped in-line. :)

Nevermind

#41 Flottmann1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:51 PM

soldered on the top row

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#42 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 12:53 PM

And that makes a lot of sense, based on what I saw when I did the schematic for this board a while back. I'll have to add a page with the cable pin-out.



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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 1:28 PM

One would assume that the Paraprint cartridge I had uploaded images of would have the same cable setup?

#44 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 2:26 PM

It does. All of the DBT boards used the same parallel scheme.



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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 6:31 AM

Thanks for the pictures, Flottmann!

 

I just purchased one of these... will put one of these on the end in place of the IDC connector, and I will be in business!

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 11:33 AM

I made one. It works! Since I only had IDC connections, I had to use a PCB to bridge the connections, as they go in a different order on the IDC Centronics connector. (1, 19, 2, 20, etc).

Note that pin 1 on the edge connector is on the right side of the Miniwriter cart.

Also note the ribbon on the Centronics side is backward. Pin 1 is not the red stripe. Oh well. :)

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 11:46 AM

That's awesome!!!!! Congrats!

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 1:35 PM

Anyone have the manual for this? :)



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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 3:29 PM

I think it's in post #29(ish).

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 3:11 PM

I think it's in post #29(ish).


Yep, that’s II. I wonder what the differences are with III and III+? Jim, have any idea?




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