Dear Rick, The specification for the parallel ports on PC printers is known as IEEE 1284. The original specification was approved in the 1994 timeframe. Since that time, some IEEE committees have been working on enhancements to the original specification. The enhancements are known as "dot" specifications because the terminology adopted by IEEE for the enhancements in production is IEEE 1284.n where n can be a number greater than or equal to 1. It happens that printers with parallel ports that conform to the IEEE 1284.1 enhancement specification can confuse the parallel output port on a 3487 terminal so that it does not properly understand the condition of the printer causing the result that you have observed. We have seen the same phenomenon with the Praim logic units we support (5488 Plus) and have had to open a service request with Praim engineering to enhance the operation of the product to be compatible with these newer printers. The suggestion for you would be to contact IBM support to see whether any 3487 microcode updates are planned to address this hardware compatibility issue. If you have an interest in learning more about the IEEE parallel port specifications, the web site to visit is http://www.fapo.com. HTH /Paul -- Paul Tykodi, Technical Director E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Intermate US Inc. Tel: 603-431-0606 140 Congress St., #2 Fax: 603-436-6432 Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019 Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 12:04:37 EDT From: RickRyn@aol.com Subject: HP 1100 Printer - IBM 3487 I connected a HP 1100 laser printer to an IBM 3487 terminal which is attached to an IBM 5394 controller. I can configure the printer, start the writer, and send print files to it. The AS/400 says it printed okay. However, the printer never prints. Any suggestions? Rick Reynolds Director, IT W. R. Bonsal Company Charlotte, NC +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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