Re: [TI-99/4A] Re: The Brother printer on a TI
- Great deal, Bill.I have had a Brother HL-660 since 1995. It still works, but it could use a new drum unit. Anyone have a simple process to self-refurb it?Based on your testimonial, a brand new HL-5340D for $150 sounds appealing. I can still buy a new drum unit for the HL-660 cheaper than a new laser printer.My HL-660 does not duplex, is rated at 6ppm, and is way off warranty. When I finally get tired of the skid marks on the paper, I may just replace the printer (still got a dot matrix printer).I would hate to buy a used printer to find out that the drum unit is near failure. However, drum units for your HL-5150D go for $25 to $200 based on a Pricewatch search.Jeff White
From: computerclassics2000 <computerclassics@...>
Sent: Wed, August 31, 2011 1:41:43 PM
Subject: [TI-99/4A] Re: The Brother printer on a TI
I purchased a Brother HL-5150D Laser Printer for $39 plus shipping (it had over 74,000 pages run through it) from an Electronics Recycle outfit in Texas that I found on the internet. I'm still using the printer today, and have yet to replace the toner cartrodge.
It has a parallel port and was plug-n-play compatible with the TI-99, meaning I did nothing more than connect the PIO cable from the TI-99 to the back of the HL-5150D and plugged in the AC cord. Once done, I was printing.
I learned of the HL-5150D's TI-99/4A compatibility from Beery Harmsen at the 2009 Chicago TI Faire. Although it is not longer manufactured by Brother, I'm very happy to have the printer. Parts and supplies seem to be readily available on the internet.
--- In email@example.com, "Berry" <berry.harmsen@...> wrote:
> I uploaded some exemples of the results of printing fonts with my TI-99 using a Brother laserprinter type HL-5150D. I used simple Basic programs. You can also use .TL of TI Writer.