[Darkroom] Pictrography

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 15 19:40:39 UTC 2009

Wow, cool that you got it going!


It'd be worth making it work all the way.  I'd be into kicking in for expenses.  


Does it need something special in the way of a SCSI inteterface?  We can certainly get a computer with a SCSI interface for free.





Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 02:32:26 -0800
From: chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com
To: darkroom at lists.noisebridge.net
Subject: [Darkroom] Pictrography

I fired up the printer tonight with the help of Milo and Rubin. It works with a few issues. 

Test prints are not getting enough water in the water coating stage. The service manual suggests that the water filter may need to be replaced (among many other suggestions). If the water filter is clogged, then that would explain why water isn't reaching the coating stage.

We could buy a water filter... 

I found this 'deal' for 2 water filters for $45+11 shipping:

Thats the best price I could find. 

If the water filter isn't responsible, it may be a few other components that need cleaning. It may be that a modest kink in one of the surgical tubes is preventing water flow. I tried to unkink it.

There is a whole flow chart of diagnostic procedures in the service manual on page 4-86

Worst case scenario, the water pump needs replacement. It looks like a standard pump, maybe even noisebridge serviceable.  

Downloaded the OS X fuji driver for Tiger from page 2 of this link:

The SCSI card does not look promising because its not an Adaptec. Its worth a try once the test print comes out properly.

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