Imagewriter 2 with and apple IIe?

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I just bought an apple IIe at a thrift store. There was an imagewriter 2 printer on the shelf next to it. The printer's plug was circular, with several prongs inside. I could not find a matching socket on the back on the IIe. Am I correct in thinking that this printer is incompatable with the IIe, or should I go back and buy it. Thanks.

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Yes, the statement is incorrect. . .

. . . you can absolutely use an Imagewriter II with a //e, you need a serial card (preferably the Apple brand Super Serial Card) with the female version of the small round connecter (mini din 5 ?) that you describe. Several software suites written for the //e take advantage of the ImageWriter II, including Appleworks and The PrintShop. BTW Apple //c's have this card "built in" with the same connector.

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All the Super Serial cards I'

All the Super Serial cards I've seen have a 25 pin connector not a mini din 8 connector

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25pin:standard for RS-232 & modems. . . that's why it's "Super"

My memory was incorrect, the standard connector is a 25 pin. He needs a 25 pin to mini din 8 converter cable. I was thinking of the //c and //c+, and Mac's, and IIGS's.

BTW, it's called the Super Serial card because it has two modes; modem and printer, changeable by removing the IC chip on it that has the triangle symbol, rotating it, and reinstalling it.

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