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I have a Laserwriter ll printer Model No. M6000G, Serial No. CA851XC dated Dec 88.This is a woneerful machine but I need to know how to drive it from my new windows 95 pc.
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See some of jrhelgeson's answers -- he really helped me.  You need a null-modem serial cable to connect the PC to the printer.  You can get a null-modem adapter or you can re-wire a regular male-female serial cable for null-modem by cutting the cable and spicing the wires as follows: (male 25-connector pins number left to right; female 25-connector receptacles number right to left)
wire pin 2 to pin 3; pin 3 to pin 2; pin 4 to pin 5; pin 5 to pin 4; pins 6&8 to pin 20; pin 7 to pin 7; pin 20 to pin 6&8. Be sure to connect the ground (uninsulated).  Don't worry if you have some wires left over -- these are the ones used by the printer.

If your printer is a Laserwriter IIntx, place dip switches 1&2 down.  If it is other than an ntx, check the Apple web page to get the proper dip switch placement (or experiment til you get the right setting).

Install the Laserwriter driver per Windows 95 directions.  The printer should work fine.  jrhelgeson said to send some specific postscript code to the printer to set the timeouts. I found that the printer worked just as well with or without the code.  The key is to use the null-modem cable -- a regular serial modem cable won't work because you are not using a modem (thus, "null-modem")
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