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Printer woes (OT?) [message #338441] Sat, 25 February 2017 19:13 Go to next message
Another Thyme the thy is currently offline  Another Thyme the thy
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Greetings from western Canada,

I need to use some software that is on my 1999 iMac running OS9 that I can not install on a newer Mac. However I do not have a printer that will work for this machine & the computer store just laughed at me when I asked if they had one. Any leads as to where I can buy one or even what kind to look for?

tia, and my apologies if this doesn't qualify as Vintage.

Sharron

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RE: Printer woes (OT?) [message #338442 is a reply to message #338441] Sat, 25 February 2017 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wesley Furr is currently offline  Wesley Furr
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I'm sure someone else can help better than I can, but my guess is you may
need to go in search of a used one that will work with OS9.

Do you by chance have any PDF creator software on the iMac? Perhaps you
could print to PDF, then transfer the PDF to a newer computer (assuming you
have one) and print the PDF from there...

Wesley


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Greetings from western Canada,

I need to use some software that is on my 1999 iMac running OS9 that I can
not install on a newer Mac. However I do not have a printer that will work
for this machine & the computer store just laughed at me when I asked if
they had one. Any leads as to where I can buy one or even what kind to look
for?

tia, and my apologies if this doesn't qualify as Vintage.

Sharron

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Re: Printer woes (OT?) [message #338487 is a reply to message #338441] Sun, 26 February 2017 11:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 4:13:46 PM UTC-8, thymeless1 wrote:
>
>
> Greetings from western Canada,
>
> I need to use some software that is on my 1999 iMac running OS9 that I can
> not install on a newer Mac. However I do not have a printer that will work
> for this machine & the computer store just laughed at me when I asked if
> they had one. Any leads as to where I can buy one or even what kind to look
> for?
>
> tia, and my apologies if this doesn't qualify as Vintage.
>
> Sharron
>
> Sent from my iPad


A printer may not have an old Mac driver but a lot of network printers will
work over IP using the Apple LaserWriter driver.

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Re: Printer woes (OT?) [message #338667 is a reply to message #338487] Wed, 01 March 2017 13:11 Go to previous message
NODEraser is currently offline  NODEraser
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Check your local Goodwill, eBay or other thrift store for one of the
older HP DeskJets with a USB connection. If you're really in a pinch
and can't find one, I still have one (HP DeskJet 648C) that I could
easily part with. However, the print quality looks like 1999 inkjet.

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM, Jeff Hubatka <jhubatka@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 4:13:46 PM UTC-8, thymeless1 wrote:
>>
>>
>> Greetings from western Canada,
>>
>> I need to use some software that is on my 1999 iMac running OS9 that I can
>> not install on a newer Mac. However I do not have a printer that will work
>> for this machine & the computer store just laughed at me when I asked if
>> they had one. Any leads as to where I can buy one or even what kind to look
>> for?
>>
>> tia, and my apologies if this doesn't qualify as Vintage.
>>
>> Sharron
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>
>
> A printer may not have an old Mac driver but a lot of network printers will
> work over IP using the Apple LaserWriter driver.
>
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