82143A Gamble Paid Off!



#6

I splurged on a "non-working" printer on TAS in the past couple of weeks. I didn't ask too much about its state of malfunction--"won't power up" is what the listing said--but for USD45 + outrageous shipping from Israel I thought what the heck.

Well, a working battery and and a light blowing of dust from the print head area was all that was needed. Works beautifully.

Moreover, it took no time at all for me to use my McGyvered 16V DC source to give a quick charge to the dead old NiCd, and that works. And if it does die for good in time--which it will--I have another set of parts with which to build another pack.

Sometimes things just work out. I have seen these printers for much more on TAS (albeit with some more accoutrement). As someone who HAS overpaid in the past due to impatience, I am glad to make a deal.

Cheers,


Les


#7

Excellent result!!

Yes, it's a gamble. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't. That's the risk buyers take. Good to hear that it ended well, and another nice item restored to working condition.

#8

Awesome! Congrats Les.

#9

So I should consider myself lucky that I found one in like-new conditions at a thrift shop for 5 Euro... :) Too bad I never find interesting calculators for that price.

Cristian

#10

Well done.

I also recently ended up with a HP 82143A printer for virtually nothing as part of a stash of HP41 items. The printer looks fine cosmetically & after replacing the battery pack advances paper fine but when I try to print it just prints mainly rows of diamond symbols or other "garbage".

Imagine this is a problem with the electronics but if anyone has any suggestions on what I should look at or how to fix it would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Michael


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Charging Current in HP97, 82143A, 82162A Les Wright 5 444 06-17-2012, 02:11 PM
Last Post: Les Wright
  USB-41 82143A simulation update: MAN-TRACE modes Diego Diaz 0 190 06-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Last Post: Diego Diaz.
  HP-41 USB-82143A info released. Diego Diaz 4 396 02-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Last Post: Diego Diaz
  HP-41 > USB printer simulation (82143A) Diego Diaz 25 1,490 02-17-2012, 06:38 PM
Last Post: Diego Diaz
  HP41c Printer 82143A connector details Prabhu Bhooplapur 2 259 06-16-2011, 10:11 PM
Last Post: Eric Smith
  Box for HP 82143A printer dinamarco 2 239 02-28-2011, 08:46 AM
Last Post: dinamarco
  82143A printer roller replacement James Grenert 4 400 12-06-2010, 02:23 AM
Last Post: Ignazio Cara (Italy)
  OK - Who just paid $987 for an HP-70? Michael de Estrada 29 1,537 04-13-2010, 01:44 AM
Last Post: Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil)
  82143A Printer Output Confirmation Requested Egan Ford 2 265 06-17-2009, 09:42 AM
Last Post: Egan Ford
  Printing on a 82143A with HP-75C Giovanni Jimenez 1 168 02-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Last Post: Winfried Maschke

Forum Jump: