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IBM Printer 4247 in Parallel Mode

We have 2 old IBM 4247 printers.

On the front display, one printer now reads READY PARALLEL
The other printer shows LAN ASCII...

The printer displaying PARALLEL is not printing....

Any way to change from parallel to LAN ?

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They are auto switching units. All you have to do is configure it correctly and send a job, it selects the interface your are printing thru.

If you have any questions or if you are looking for parts for this unit please contact me back.

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Rory Cardenas
Midrange Repair and Parts
3821 W. 127th Place
Alsip IL 60803
708-597-4222 x240
rcardenas@mrp.to
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Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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