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Thread: Printer for an SRT (DOS) PC

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    Printer for an SRT (DOS) PC

    The aged printer attached to the PC has died. Since it runs on DOS, a new printer is hard (impossible) to locate. There are suggestions to look for a running old printer, but a cheap newer printer would be preferred (easier to locate supplies). Realize that expense is a concern.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Something like this would work fine.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-BJC400...item27fe9a4871

    Ink is cheap and they seem to last.

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    I doubt if the printer referred to above will satisfy the needs of the OP

    The interface between the aged printer and the PC is the main issue - let alone the OS.

    We have an "ancient" OKI dot matrix printer connected to our old PC which runs on DOS - not the fancy Windows stuff

    Thankfully, ink ribbons are still available.
    Zippity

    "Rules are written by FEAR; and that Racers are motivated by the Fear that somebody may have something that gives others an Edge." - Rocky Russo



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    Zip, when we used SRT I had a similar set up and it worked fine. this type of printer uses the "aged" Parallel IEEE 1284 connector that the older computers have and so long as there is an older version of windows loaded (typically there is) it all seems to work fine. ;-)

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    Cool. Thanks for the heads up

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