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bushok

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  1. @gilles Thank you for pointing the 'crack' out. It is not a crack though But there WAS a crack in the adapting plastic 'cilinder' (from here on I will call it 'adapter') that connects the print roll rod to the stepper motor (see attached pics). At first I did not see it because it is black and tucked away in a shadowy place. @Franklinstein came with the right hint (see above), I glued the adapter with thick power glue to the print roll rod and after that dried, I glued it to the stepper motor. This is a risky business, you need to open up the printer and remove the circuit board and stepper motor in order to do this. In my case the orange flat ribbon cable slipped out of its fixed socket on the circuit board. This is very hard to get in properly without bending the 'fingers' of this cable. But I managed to do so. Many thanks to everyone who reached out and a special thanks to @Franklinstein for the golden tip! All is working well now. I do offer the printer for sale on eBay, you can find it here: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/323604864832? You can see the printer in action here:
  2. Thanks for all the replies! @gilles I don’t see cracks anywhere and don’t believe there are any. Could you point this out with an arrow or circle on the photo? The rubber rings on the print roll axis are ok. When I turn the knob of the print roll, the paper moves upwards/downwards. @Franklinstein I have to try this trial and error method you suggest. The axis of the stepper motor itself does move when unplugged. So it is not stuck. Surprisingly there are no gears whatsoever. The axis of the stepper motor just fits in the hollow axis of the print roll. No specific bondage between the two which I find strange. Question: with which software can I print properly? Now I typed some Basic that was suggested in the printer manual (page 12, found here http://www.apple-iigs.info/doc/fichiers/apple_silentype_operation_and_reference_manual.pdf): 100 PRINT:PRINT "GAME CONTROL ZERO IS ";PDL(0) 110 PRINT:PRINT "AND CONTROL ONE IS ";PDL(l);"." 120 END
  3. Hi, I've just brought my Apple SilenType printer back to life yesterday, hooked up on my Apple II Europlus. Amazing it still prints. There is just one problem: it won't move the print roll. So lines are printed on top of each other. I suspect a defective electric motor on the print roll rod. Does anybody here know what the problem could be?
  4. Crazy stuff. I put everything together and all is ok. Probably it was the connection of the long pins in the red socket after all. Relieved here! Thanks!
  5. Thanks for helping! I’ve removed the top and disassembled the keyboard. The long pins appear to Ben in the red socket. I’ve checked the alps too. They are alright, they always were. A friend of mine mails me and thinks the duplexer chip could be the problem. No idea what that means or where it is located though.
  6. There are no stuck keys. Strange thing is: it doesn’t happen with the following keys: 3 7 W O S G K ; C / When I am in ProDOS List Directory, all keys function well. See picture where I type RRR without underscores. When en going to AppleSoft Basic, it goes wrong. See second picture. What could it be? I do have a numeric keypad on my Apple II, and when I use it it does not give any underscores. Strange!
  7. Hi, my Apple II Europlus types an underscore after each character. What could be wrong? Used systems are DOS 3.3 and ProDOS 1.01, both with the same results. Help is is very much appreciated!
  8. Hi @Daniël Oosterhuis, I've sent you a DM!
  9. I've managed to unplug the plugs from the Logic-board. It is clearly to see that there is corrosion (the light brown 'heaps' around the capacitors), see my picture. Two questions: 1. I've also made a picture of the 'orange-brown golden fingers strip' that just slid out of the plug when I lift it a bit from its socket on the Logic-board. The strip has some 'bleeding' on or in it...would that be a problem? 2. I am no expert in replacing capacitors, this will be my first time. Is the soldering iron in the picture good enough to do the job? And should I start at the back of the Logic-board to loosen the old capacitors?
  10. Here a photo of all the cables connected to the Logic board. The left plug was the only one I managed to unplug. A bit strange though: the golden fingered flat strip just slid out of the plug… All the other plugs I just could not get loose. Unbelievable how stuck they are! What’s the clue?
  11. @archer174 Ok, that’s good news. I do have great difficulty in loosening the yellow wired cables from the Logic board. I don’t want to damage the cables and sockets. What should I do best?
  12. I've opened the CD SC Plus (a hell of a job!). I have not managed to get the plugs out of the Logic-board, they are mighty stuck and I've read about how vulnerable they are. When I look at the back of the Logic board, I see a few very slight corrosion marks. Does anyone of you @bibilit @archer174 recognise it as the capacitors being the problem? BTW, the laser lens looks nice and clean. @techknight How do I know the laser assembly is the problem?
  13. This is what I found in the Apple Service Source document of this device (http://tim.id.au/laptops/apple/misc/applecd_sc.sc_plus.pdf): (Troubleshooting/Symptom Charts - page 2) : "Red LED does not light when you insert the caddy 1 Exchange drive mechanism. 2 Exchange LED board. 3 Exchange power supply." The red light does indeed not light. It is very probably not the LED board and it is not the power supply. That leaves the drive mechanism (or capacitors) as faulty, as you guys said. I will open the thing up shortly and post photos here!
  14. Hi techknight and archer174, thank you for your replies and insights! I am not a technician I'm afraid (although I can mend a few things :). How do I see that the laser assembly is not ok anymore? Replacing this item will not be possible anymore, since the device is 25 year old I guess?
  15. Hi, my AppleCD SC Plus (M3021) is unable to mount cd's or cd-roms. It is hooked up to a Macintosh IIfx with OS 7.5.3, has the proper installed software and is (I think) neatly terminated in the right manner (it is the only externally installed SCSI-device and has the terminator in the upper SCSI-slot, and the SCSI-cable which is connected to the IIfx in the lower SCSI-slot). The CD-ROM drive (which is actually a Sony device) is shown with ID 3 among other SCSI-devices, the harddisk and the CPU (please see pic below). When I insert the cd-caddy loaded with a cd or cd-rom, it starts humming a bit, it pauses, it hummes a bit again and then it ejects the cd-caddy... What could be the problem? Is it a dirty laser or is it more serious? Thank you for helping me out!
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