IBM 5181 Compact Printer

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IBM 5181 Compact Printer

Postby strollin » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:21 am

I have an IBM 5181 Compact Printer that I am looking for any information about. I believe the 5181 was specifically designed for the jr since it has a serial connector that plugs directly into the jr's serial port. The printer powers on and can advance the paper. I tried printing to it but all I get is garbage so I believe I need to know the right settings for baud rate, parity, data bits and stop bits. Any other info would be appreciated as well.

If anyone knows of any software applications that actually support this printer, I'd appreciate that info as well.
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