<It would help rather more to know what kind of printer it is. The fact
<that it's a DECmate narrows down the range of possible printers somewhat,
<but really isn't enough.
there were three common ones used with it. LQP02 (daisy wheel), LA50 and
Are we sure the failed belt is not the RX50?
<Although I'd strongly recommend that anyone still using a DECmate for real
<work give some serious consideration to moving to something a bit more
DECmate II/IIIs are common enough a spare could be found. More likely the
RX50 fails and they can be found. An DMIII is a more modern substitute
and they tend to have long lives.
What is missed is that a DM with all the other packages also has far more
than word processing capability. Those are not easily duplicated on
a PC running wordstar.
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