Amazingly I have two of those blanking plates. A better look at the main logic board. Where can I download the Digital Decwriter driver’s driver? The width of the paper feed is variable by moving the right-hand paper tractor. What’s that keyboard hanging out behind the DECwriter? Join our Mailing List by adding your email address below and be kept up to date with lots of information including:

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The ribbon at least looked salvageable.

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The width of the paper feed is variable by moving the right-hand paper tractor. As there are many drivers having the same name, we suggest you to try the Driver Tool, otherwise you can try one by on the list of available driver below. In the far future I might add another switch and a motor so that it will feed the tape through on its own. Both upper- and lower- case were handled in the standard unit; optional character sets e.

Can I suggest you don’t peel the label or drill holes through it to mount your tape reader – just use foam double sided tape, of which the residue can be removed by some future computer archaeologist if isopropyl alcohol hasn’t been banned by then.


I was asked by two separate people at different stop lights “what are you doing with the DEC terminal? Flipping a switch enables or disables it. Speaking of the ASR43, I have one here already but one of the keyboard encoders need debugging as a third of my keyboard is dead.

A week ago I was poking around a closed landfill and I found another cover with a broken tab on it. If none of these helps, you can contact us for further assistance.

Eventually I found that if you tripped the paper switch and had the lid switch pressed the terminal would work! Normal printing speed is 30 characters per second using a communications rate of bps. Results 1 to 7 of 7. Amazingly I have two of those blanking plates. Now that it was back at the house I had the chance to tear it down and give it a VERY badly needed dusting.

For now I need to finish my other project. Please download it from your system manufacturer’s website. This terminal needed a real home.

Now I have a VT and this with missing caps on the numpad. The ribbon still fades in and out but I’ve seen several way to reink them.

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APL were available as an option and selected via a switch on the keybard. Forget where, but it was no effort to find a number of suppliers of these ribbons. The LA utilises decwrietr solid state logic and has an electronic keyboard. I wonder what changed.


On the left side there is a knockout for some other option. Why my Digital Decwriter driver doesn’t work after I install the new driver? The printing ribbon is advanced by means of a mechanical linkage to the head devwriter motor. Okay, so now the thing completely works. In the past they would of just given it away which is how I got a bunch of dexwriter other stuff but now they had to follow e-waste regulations.

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Emax with a missing floppy drive. You can still buy new ribbons for these.

I picked it up from the loading dock before my university classes started and immediately got to work on it when I got home. Easy to install as well. I might try it after another full windthrough. Web Design by Pure Energy.