Apple LaserWriter 12/600PS Formatter Board in 630 Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ryan42, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. ryan42 macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2003
    Near Houston, TX
    Hello all. I have a LaserWriter 630 Pro and the formatter board is out. I can't find a replacement for it but I can find a 12/600 PS board. It looks like it'll connect and work, but I'm wondering if anyone has first hand experience with this?

    Thanks and regards,
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I know of no responsible person who would try such a thing. The LaserWriter Pro 630 and the LaserWriter 16/600 superficially appear to have very similar cases and also accept the same toner cartridges. However, the two printers use fundamentally different processors. The Pro 630 uses a 25 MHz Motorola 68030; the 16/600 uses a 25 MHz AMD 29030. I would be astonished if the support electronics were compatible. You might do well to try to locate schematics of each printer.

Share This Page