unknownasked Jul 17, 2000 at 6:43am
iMac and laserwriter
The LaserWriter Select 300 is a serial based Quickdraw printer. The LS310 is Serial/parallel, and the LS360 is AppleTalk/Serial/Parallel. So the LS300 you have would not work on an iMac. I have a doohickey from Asante that converts the EtherNet on an iMac to AppleTalk, but unfortunately your LS300 lacks even that. And the fact the LS300 is not Postscript cripples it further.
If you can find a cheap LS360 motherboard, you can upgrade your printer and with the converter, make it work. Otherwise, you really need to find a USB or better yet, a printer with a TenBaseT EtherNet port on it.
I am just the opposite on my personal printer. I have about 50-60 printers to fix and sell, but I had a LW Pro 630 for several years, and recently replaced it with a LW 16/600 PS. only because I got the 16/600 for real cheap... And it's not really for sale. In my opinion, the LaserWriter Pro series are great printers.