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From: Walt Flory <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Scanning
Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 20:50:40 -0400
I at one time had three computers on my desk at work: Laptop, desktop, and
the third was "never to be connected to the LAN".
I used a three way electronic switch to connect them to my local printer.
This switch had several programmable options and was set to lock the other
two computers out while printing; and then after a six second pause to
issue an eject command to the printer and to allow any of the three
computers to print. Worked great!
At 04:35 PM 24/07/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>I used a manual a/b switch for some time, Someone gave me a electronic one
>and it works great. I use it for two computers "talking" to the same printer
>(with zip drives connected via the same parallel ports) Only problem I have
>had is when both computers try to use the parallel device at the same time.
>But they are feet apart, so I just warn the wife that I am going to use the
>zip for a few minutes. She is a patient sort.
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>Subject: Re: [TMG] Scanning
>Your comment "juggle tasks by plugging and unplugging" might be at the
>root of your Plotter problem. Use a good light and examine both sides
>of the connection. I once has a pin come loose in the plug and get
>shoved back. I carefully pulled it out and it snapped back into
>position and worked fine after that.
>Have you considered putting a selector switch between the parallel
>port and the peripherals. I have one that is manual but I believe you
>can get fancy ones that are software switchable.
>Joan Thomas wrote:
> > Richard and Cheri,
> > Thank you for the tips. Usually I scan at 300 dpi in Tiff format unless
> > picture is very small (1or 2 inches in a direction), or very poor
> > then I use 600 dpi. Have not dared try higher resolution with the current
> > slowness I am experiencing. I also cannot scan more than about 8 to 10
> > pictures before my memory is maxed and I have to transfer to a zip disk.
> > Granted I have a lousy set-up with too many peripherals and not enough
> > ports, so I have to juggle tasks by plugging and unplugging.. groan. My
> > inkjet printer and external zip drive work fine together in tandem on one
> > parallel port, but the scanner wants its own port. Right now I have a
> > plotter occupying the 2nd parallel port. But hey, I'm having problems
> > it at the present, so maybe the scanner would like to trade places with
> > hummm. I think I'll give it a try.
> > You guys are great at responding to all us less apted folks. Thank you
> > again!
> > Joan
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