Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

This is the right place to discuss on how to implement hardware vsync, adding a VIA or AY chipset, puting multiple roms, or how to design a new flash expansion card.
Post Reply
User avatar
Symoon
Archivist
Posts: 1619
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:44 am
Location: Paris, France
Contact:

Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

Post by Symoon » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:32 pm

Hi,
Does anyone know if it is possible ton find anywhere a printer cable, that could plug from Oric's parallel port to a PC old-style printer with the big DB36 port?
I guess not, but who knows ;)

User avatar
Dbug
Site Admin
Posts: 2909
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:00 pm
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact:

Re: Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

Post by Dbug » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:50 am

Find one in a shop, I doubt it, but you can regularly find some bundled with some of the orics you find online, good only oric to centronics :)

User avatar
iss
Squad Leader
Posts: 842
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:43 pm
Location: Bulgaria
Contact:

Re: Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

Post by iss » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:03 am

From the French forum I understand you already found what you need and all works, so congrats! :)

This is what I have - DB36 to IDC26 (2 variants):
P_20190623_103325.jpg
About DB36 it's clear - it goes to printer, but for IDC26 I have no idea for what kind of computer it's intended to be? :shock:
Anyway, I don't need these cables, so if anyone wants them - PM me. Keep in mind they are old and they literally have smell of old.

User avatar
Symoon
Archivist
Posts: 1619
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:44 am
Location: Paris, France
Contact:

Re: Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

Post by Symoon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:05 am

I enventually found one, hidden in a box of... Audio cables! :roll:

Just tested the Star STX 80 printer and it's impressive in text mode. 1st time I printed on a real Oric :)

Didn't try anything graphic yet. I was about to sell the printer, now I want to keep it :lol:

User avatar
Symoon
Archivist
Posts: 1619
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:44 am
Location: Paris, France
Contact:

Re: Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

Post by Symoon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:49 am

iss wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:03 am
About DB36 it's clear - it goes to printer, but for IDC26 I have no idea for what kind of computer it's intended to be? :shock:
By googling a bit, they seem to plug directly on a motherboard?
https://www.startech.com/fr/Cables/Seri ... ATE25F16LP

User avatar
Equinoxe
2nd Star Corporal
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:18 am
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Re: Printer cable: Oric to DB36?

Post by Equinoxe » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:44 pm

I wonder if anyone has tried something like this with an Oric - looks like it has a good chance of working assuming the printer is fairly basic http://lpt2usb.com/

Post Reply