[Darkroom] fujifilm pictography 3500

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 02:35:09 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 9:06 AM, Chris Murphy <chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com>wrote:

> Brian,
> Thanks, I think we have all this covered. What we need is an adaptec 2970
> SCSI card or a fujix pictro network adapter. Search this mailing list for my
> previous posts last year.

I think you have the numbers wrong on that SCSI card. Got the numbers from
Milo a month or so back and wrote them down.

I think he has it planned out to use a G4 and MacOS jaguar both of which he
has put aside. I have the correct SCSI parts on hand which I know work in
another Mac.

> These things will not fix some of the issues with the printer.
No kidding.

Yeah but if it can be fixed it is a great thing to have and worthwhile (at
least from my position)

I would like to be of help if I can in any way. Also I am two blocks away
and available afternoons or evenings.


> Chris
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 26, 2011, at 23:22, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Brian
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Chris Murphy <<chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com>
> 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>
>> froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Kelly < <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com>
>> 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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