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Vint
June 25th, 2009, 09:46 AM
I'm looking for a scan of the Commodore MPS-803 printer manual. Preferable in pdf format. I've Googled till I'm blue and I can't locate one. Any help to it's whereabouts would be appreciated :)
You see; eons ago I bought a Commodore MPS-803 printer. It wasn't much, but it did the job at the time. Later I moved on to a nice Commodore MPS-1200, or maybe it was a 1250, I forget - but it was much nicer than the 803. Here be a picture from eons ago showing the printer.
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=330
But I digress. Anyway, I just bought me a new, (to me), MPS-803 printer with the nifty optional tractor feed and some other Commodore printer goods, (It's always fun to run the 'way-back machine') - - but I didn't get the user manual. There must be a scan out there somewhere? Help :)

carlsson
June 25th, 2009, 01:54 PM
I don't know about the 803, but the MPS-801 manual can be found at serveral places:

http://zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/manuals/printers/index.html
http://project64.c64.org/hw/peri.html

If it helps, I have a MPS 1200 + manual but I suppose it is a rather different printer.

Vint
June 25th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Thanks Carlsson!

I hadn't thought of looking for another printer in the 800 series. I downloaded that 801 manual and I believe the 803 is quite similar - so until an 803 manual shows up somewhere, the 801 manual will do just fine.
Thanks again for your help :)

Maraud
July 1st, 2009, 01:37 PM
I had an 801 and have an 803, they are VERY different beasts. THe 801 was a uni-directional and used a different ribbon. Right now I'm just trying to find a compat ribbon for my 803 so I can put it back to work.... Printing to a laser printer just doesn't "feel right"

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billdeg
July 1st, 2009, 03:15 PM
I checked, I only have the 801 manual. I have an 803, but no manual.