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Re: COMP: DesignJet 600 Plotter on a COM port

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I suggest to try to use the printer port instead of COM port. It will work

Good luck.

Edward G. Li, PE
-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen, S.E. <Bill(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Friday, October 02, 1998 2:06 PM
Subject: COMP: DesignJet 600 Plotter on a COM port

>With my new computer, I have fewer resources available than my old P150
>particularly IRQs. To help solve this problem, I am trying to set up my
>plotter on the existing (but free) COM1 port. This was a little hassle, but
>once I ordered the special HP cable, it works at 9,600 baud. I know new 350
>Mhz P2 computers and cable modems have made me less patient, but it takes
>about three times longer (3-1/2 minutes vs. 1 min. 20 secs. on one of my
>detail sheets) to get the computer back while the computer is rastorizing
>the .dwg file. I have tried 19,200 baud but I get parity errors (yes, I
>changed the setting in the device manager) and HP tech support warned me
>that I may get errors at speeds in excess of 9,600 baud.
>Any suggestions?
>Bill Allen