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Need Disk Image/Documentation for ImageWriter II AppleTalk

LaPorta

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Through the gracious beneficence of a forum member, I will soon be in possession of an ImageWriter II AappleTalk Card. What I need now is the installation disk images, and I was hoping for a PDF or other form of documentation to tell me how to set it up properly. Does anyone have either of these things?
 

Fizzbinn

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Will it need configuration? Once the card is installed I would think the ImageWriter printer would just show up in the Chooser when you click the AppleTalk ImageWriter icon (Assuming you have the physical cabling right and the extension).

I don‘t have a lot of experience with pre System 7 but I think the “AppleTalk ImageWriter” chooser extension is installed along with default OS install.

I believe you can use the “Namer” printer utility application to set the AppleTalk name of AppleTalk LaserWriters and ImageWriters. I think I recall that app being on the legacy OS CD images that are out there.
 

NJRoadfan

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The card is straight forward to install in the printer, but you do need to flip a DIP switch to indicate to the printer that its installed. System 7 and later come with the drivers you need.
 

LaPorta

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Yes, that was what I read that the DIP switches had to be set to something different. That was why I was hoping to score some documentation, even electronically. Of course, expert help would be just as good.
 

Fizzbinn

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The card is straight forward to install in the printer, but you do need to flip a DIP switch to indicate to the printer that its installed. System 7 and later come with the drivers you need.
Huh, makes sense. Looking at the ImageWriter II Owner's Manual I have (copy-write 1985), page 52 says the following:

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“To enable the option (the AppleTalk card), set DIP switch SW2-4 to Closed.”

I half expected my old manual to say nothing about an AppleTalk option but apparently it was available early in the history of AppleTalk. Having a much lower cost network printer option vs. a LaserWriter was seen as a good idea early on I suppose.

Found a copy of the manual online here:
 
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NJRoadfan

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That's what the Technical Reference says. I like the bit about DDoSing an entire network by plugging in a regular old ImageWriter II!
 

joethezombie

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I have a sealed in box ImageWriter II/LQ LocalTalk Option.

If you can’t get yours up and going, I can unseal it and archive the contents.
 

LaPorta

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Wouldn’t that just be the best prank? Have someone try to diagnose a non-working AppleTalk network that you hooked the non-AppleTalk ImageWriter to!
 
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