My sister-in-law has a Performa 6300CD hooked up to an Apple Stylewriter 2400. She inherited the Performa from me when I upgraded to a G3 a couple of years ago. She's a teacher and still new to the Mac. She only uses it for writing in Claris Works. I am trouble shooting it for her, and I'm stumped! The system has been working fine for years and now suddenly I'm getting an error code that there is a problem with the connection! I thought is was the printer at first but the printer still works-it prints test sheets just fine, but won't print any files at all. Goes through spooling process then says please connect printer! Is it possible that the serial port is broken somehow? I've checked and rechecked all the cables, reinstalled the drivers, the power is fine, cartridges are fine...is there anything else to check? It's running system 8.0. I don't suppose it's worth taking in for fix?? How do you know for sure if the port is broken?
Thanks for your help!