[Darkroom] fujifilm pictography 3500

Chris Murphy chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 05:55:10 UTC 2011

I'm here to help. The issue with the printer is that the prints are  
sticking to a drum inside. My guess is that the water is not filtered  
well enough so I brought another filter and left it under the printer.

  The g4 has two hard drives and I doubt that they went bad. One of  
the drives that had OS X was newish. It's true you need an adaptec  
card. Probably cheap on eBay. But no need for a computer or SCSI card  
at this stage. Test prints can be made without a host machine. Just  
use the printer's OS to make a test print.

See you next week.


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On Feb 16, 2011, at 16:17, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> I don't have much to add about the pictography. Miloh is definitely
>> the expert there.
>> I am pretty sure that I left a SCSI/USB adaptor in the darkroom with
>> the SCSI film scanner though. Dunno if that's useful for you.
> I would like to see it up and printing.  I have some other projects
> that have priority though.
> Chris Murphy let me know that SCSI - usb adapters don't work with the
> pictography, so I've been keeping an eye out for an PCI adpatec card
> of the right sort.   When we do work on it, I hope Chris can help with
> advice from near or far.
> 1) reinstall os X 10.2.4 on the pictography G4 (I think the original
> hard drive died)
> 2) install the pci adaptec scsi card (2309 or higher)
> 3) install fujifilm drivers, and other software for use with the  
> printer
> 4) obtain scsi cables and terminator
> 5) flush the machines water supply, replace with a fresh batch of
> distilled water
> 6) test print with the current donor/receiver paper and determine next
> direction  (if sticking, check water systems)
> 7a) fix problems and run more tests
> (breakers/circulaters/pump/filter/motor controllers)
> OR
> 7b) obtain filters, rolls of paper and  ER PG-D donor, pay about
> $3/foot or $1.5 per print.
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