The digitizing mode is invoked through program control, rather than through the front-panel controls. Turn the plotter on. You get a sense for that at the end of this video:. A recent visit to the Computer History Museum inspired me to poke around Craigslist to see what I could find. With the thumb and forefinger of one hand, pull down a plunger, bracing your other fingers against the lower rim of the carousel.

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HP B, B, and B Plotters – Front Panel Controls and Indicators | HP® Customer Support

The PEN display also shows any self-test errors that are detected. No force is required. Remove the pens from their packages. Select the Port Settings button.

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Sure enough, I found one for sale not far away. If you selected not easy for question 2, where did you expect to find it? The lamp remains on and pinch wheels remain down only if a plotting medium is loaded in the plotter. When the plotter is plotting, the view function is not performed until the plotter completes the current vector.


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Gently release the plunger so that the cap fits over the tip of the pen. Place the carousel over the spindle in the plotter so that the hole in the base of the carousel fits over the projection beside the spindle.

This is also the power-up condition. Select the pen type and pen colors to be loaded into each position of the carousel. A straight through serial cable will not 75855b properly.

Refer to Appendix A for descriptions of the self-test errors. Javascript is disabled in this browser. Funny the people you meet on Craigslist.

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How does HP install software and gather data? Plottr the plunger first in this way helps to prevent damage to pne pen’s tip. If used alone, pressing one of the buttons causes the plotter to store its current pen if it has one and to select the pen number whose button was pressed.

Place the cursor on the plotter icon and select with the right mouse button. Any number of pen positions may be used. Please try again shortly. Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to execute. Set the port parameters to match the plotter default settings i. The only space in this plootter is after the word “ECHO. Loading the Digitizing Site The digitizing site can be loaded either into any of the carousels or directly into the pen holder.


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The display is used when setting pen speed or pen force from the front panel. Turn the plotter on.

The wiring for pin to pin cables listed above are identical. In Windows, select Start, Settings, Printers. In step 1 verify that a black pen is installed in stall 8 of the carousel.

If that position is not empty, the pen is stored in the first empty position. Set the port parameters to match the plotter settings i.