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Jedi Knight
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I'm the original owner of a Apple LaserWriter Pro 630 that I purchased new in 1995. It's been a faithful workhorse, but it now has a couple issues. One, you cannot print to it on anything newer than OSX Tiger. Two, it jams frequently but seems repairable. $20 OBO.


"Where's the RAM."
 
Posts: 173 | Location: Detroit | Registered: July 18, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm not interested in purchasing the printer, but I thought I'd offer some comments for anyone that might be interested in it.

I have a Apple LaserWriter Select 360. It might even be older than yours. It's still working great. I am able to print using Leopard (OS 10.5.8). I am able to even print wirelessly, via an Ethernet connection and an iPrint Adapter from Farallon. Though I have occasional paper jams, it's usually caused by paper that is a touch too thin.

I'm guessing that it might be possible to update the print drivers and some other minor tweaks to get the printer to function on OSX Leopard. For $20, it might be worth a gamble for someone who needs a workhorse laser printer. Toner is certainly cheaper than inks.
 
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Poobah
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Can you still get toners for this printer?

- Something to consider in deciding to keep it.

(I had one too, but it caved in a number of years ago. The cost of repair did not justify keeping it, compared with the cost of a new one, at the time.)


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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Chances are that you won't find any original Apple new cartridges. However, many ink supply companies sell refilled/refurbished toner cartridges which are backed by their warranty. I bought a refurbished cartridge recently, with excellent results.
 
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Jedi Knight
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A few clarifications.

You can print to it with Leopard, just not Snow Leopard. (I was using an old G4 with Tiger on it as a print server.)

Yes, you can still find toner cartridges for it online. The one that's in it now is fairly new.

I have an Asante Ethernet Adapter that I'm including with the printer, so you can hook it up to an Ethernet network.


"Where's the RAM."
 
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Jedi Knight
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I'm marking this down to $10. Take it along with my G4 graphite tower for $20.


"Where's the RAM."
 
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