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HP97 Card Reading
02-17-2021, 02:35 PM
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RE: HP97 Card Reading
(02-16-2021 09:28 PM)teenix Wrote:  It could be the batteries in poor condition, however, the card reader uses less power than the printer, so it seems a bit odd that it doesn't work and the printer does.

The HP-97 charger cannot supply the power required to run the card reader/motor however it might be supplying just enough to add to the (I'm guessing) poor battery and allow it to work.

Does the low battery LED light during card reader or printer operations?



That was my thought too, but the printer working fine seems to imply that it's not the battery or a simple contact issue. My 97 (which now needs a new idler gear, argh!) was lighting the low-battery lamp when printing, but it turned out to just be weak contact inside my modified battery pack. The lamp never came on when reading/writing cards, though.
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HP97 Card Reading - dbhp67 - 02-16-2021, 01:55 PM
RE: HP97 Card Reading - teenix - 02-16-2021, 09:28 PM
RE: HP97 Card Reading - Dave Britten - 02-17-2021 02:35 PM
RE: HP97 Card Reading - dbhp67 - 02-16-2021, 09:34 PM
RE: HP97 Card Reading - teenix - 02-17-2021, 11:10 PM
RE: HP97 Card Reading - [kby] - 02-18-2021, 07:40 PM

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