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

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2003
    United States
    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?

  2. macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    You can probably hook it up to an ImageWriter II

    Lee Tom
  3. macrumors 68020


    May 18, 2004
    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.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    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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