Thanks for the offer kiwiles, I'll keep it in mind. Don't know how I would get around the floppy disc but at this point I'm hoping to dump the whole idea of trying to use printer parts. I think the super proprietary nature of them makes it tough to hack for a non hacker like myself. That's probably why I've found so few tutorials on how to repurpose them on the net. That really sux on the part of the manufacturers they made them so proprietary but I guess that's the nature of the corporate beast.