[Darkroom] Fwd: fujifilm pictography 3500

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 03:24:20 UTC 2011

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From: Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Darkroom] fujifilm pictography 3500
To: Chris Murphy <chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com>

I think I have found a terminator. I already said I could provide a minimal
SCSI card for free but I would rather not give up my only high density cable
although I could load it for testing - its not a real good one anyway
(connector is put on by hand).

Also I have paid recent experience setting up and maintaining legacy systems
(a little business on the side). I have never donated services but I am
willing here. The updates for Jaguar can be tedious (quite a few layered and
rebooting between despite the "combined update") to complete so warning. If
the OS got trashed somehow possibly related to not getting all the updates,
I suppose. I have seen people never did any of the updates and some MacOS
10.x were very unstable when first released (10.4 took about a year before
it worked right).

Anything I can do to help, I am pretty good working with my hands as well,
not very fast maybe. Don't know anything about dye-sub printers other than
that they are great for making high quality prints.


On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Chris Murphy
<chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Chris
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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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