Printer for a Powerbook 520C. No...Seriously!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    A friend of mine has a 520C and wants to get a printer for it. I guess they have a laptop so why not get a printer? I don't recognize any of the ports on it. Has anyone hooked up a printer to these, and can you still get printers that will print from one?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    You can probably hook it up to an ImageWriter II

    Lee Tom
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    most Macs from back then used a serial port to connect to a printer

    A used printer is probably their best bet..........but amazingly Epson still sells a wide-format inkjet printer that comes with a serial port......however it's something like $500 which might be more than your friends want to spend.
     
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    vraxtus

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    If indeed it's using the round serial port connector (that was similar to the modem/printer ports from older Macs), you can get probably get an older Apple-proprietary printer for it. I have one, but it's an inkjet, and I'm not sure if it works anymore... oh yeah it's black and white only. I got it in '96 :D

    Oh yeah it was a StyleWriter.
     

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