[rescue] apple printer rescued / rubber renew?

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Mon Jun 21 08:51:00 CDT 2004

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, bitrot wrote:

> Does anyone remember a product called rubber renew. It was
> used on the rollers and paper pickup of these old printers.
> Is there a generic name or substitute ?


Rubber Roller Rejeuvenator.  fixyourownprinter.com also has different
repair kits for various printers, including that NTX (I have one and
have used a couple of their kits).

> Well an office was tossing out an OLD Apple LaserWriter II NTX. manuf.
> 1991 Oct.  It looked in good condition and  had a new toner to boot.

> Generally I dont bother as most of these old beasts were just apple
> talk interfaces only.  BUT .....This one has a DB25 Serial Interface.

> Too it home, read online docs, reprogrammed printers serial interface
> speed from 9600 > 57600. Fired up CUPS and voila a VERY nice
> 300 dpi postscript 2 printer.   (I just sold my stinking inkjet
> on ebay yeah) I hate inkjets.

So... how'd you reprogram the serial speed?  I was under the impression
9600 was all it did and would *LOVE* to get it much higher...


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