[Coladam] Latest update on the display/printer saga

Justin Salvato justin76here at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 22 22:38:45 CET 2010

When I pull the reset on the non-printing SmartWriter, it returns to the home position but does not advance the roller.

From: geoffrey oltmans 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:30 PM
To: Justin Salvato ; coladam at adamcon.org 
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Latest update on the display/printer saga

If memory serves (and maybe someone can validate). There is a way to put the printer into self test mode while shorting out a pin on the circuit board while powering it up. It'll print every character on the print wheel over and over when you do. Can't remember where exactly you do that.

When you pull the system reset, does the print head return to the home position and advance the roller?

From: Justin Salvato <justin76here at hotmail.com>
To: coladam at adamcon.org
Sent: Wed, December 22, 2010 3:31:32 PM
Subject: [Coladam] Latest update on the display/printer saga

I opened up the first printer, the one giving me display problems, but could print.  I took some compressed air to it.  Made some observations: 1) some screws were missing 2) the wires & components are slightly different than the 2nd printer.  3) a shield that was blocking the daisy wheel/print mechanism  in the 2nd printer, was not present in this one.

Well, ever since I put it back together, does display hasn’t screwed up on me. A Christmas miracle perhaps?  I dunno.  

However, my second ADAM is pretty much useless, but if I ever get around to learning electronics, I’d like to repair it.

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