29768Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Paper Tape Punch...
- Mar 19, 2013On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 11:41 PM, joshbensadon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:I am using a Trend-DLC. To get mine to punch the 8th bit (really the 7th bit), I have to put it in Half Duplex mode. I'm not sure why, but it works. This unit has a reader too, and I can put it into a copy mode, feed it some paper tape and it will punch a copy. But, again, the copy mode is a selection of other modes. There isn't a button simply labeled "Copy". In the back, it has a Modem and Printer port. I'm not sure how to use the Printer port, haven't played with that port yet.Interesting! Glad to hear you have had some success though. Mine has a very easy-to-use copy feature. It's simply a button labeled "Copy" and it most certainly works! :) My unit has two DB-25 serial ports, both configurable independently in the settings.For your punch, I guess you should just go through every possible combination. Something is bound to work.Well...that's a good number of settings! It validates the settings, but you don't always have an idea of what constitutes a valid setting until you try it. Thus, it would be quite time consuming! I wonder if I shouldn't just dump the EPROMs and disassemble them...it's only 6809 assembly (if I recall)! Albeit, many of the settings are just 0s and seem to not be terribly important. There are only 16 settings that seem as though they have a direct impact in making it work properly.In case you're curious, here's my manual dump of all of the settings in the menu: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8Ow1Wo1rBQUa0pJeV9WT2xScTQ/edit?usp=sharingKyle
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