It's out now... I bought a set of brand new ribbon cartridges, and I've hooked it up to the TI via the PIO port on the RS232 card. Nice!!!
I want to make some disk catalogs for my many many disks I have around here, so I plugged up DM2, CATALOG option, and then selected Solid State Printer. No dice.
I then did a custom output device of "PIO" (in case it was referring to the thermal printer). No dice
So I typed up a sample BASIC program, then typed "LIST "PIO"". It paused, as it should, acting like it wanted to send, but no dice again.
I've reseated the cables and cleaned up the Centronix end... it was a bit dirty. Still no dice.
So I checked the TI-side PIO connector and noticed that it can plug in either way (no reference pin or anything). I swapped the orientation and tried again... no dice.
The Printer looks to be functioning properly... it registers as ON LINE and it will pull on friction or tractor. I don't really know where else to go on this one. The cable I have for it has been stored neatly rolled up in a sleeve since it's been in storage, so I'm not quite ready to blame the cable.
Any thoughts on how to proceed with my troubleshooting efforts?
Edited by Opry99er, Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:40 PM.