Question about Alps MD 2010 Thermal Printer
Hi, this is chris from germany.
i have an old ALPS MD 2010 which worked properly all the years. For a few days I´m not able to start it anymore. If I try to switch it on there is no power-light and the printer does not work.
Can anybody tell me where I find a fuse inside the printer? I hope that this is the problem... I tried to open it but had to fail after taking off the back, the sides and the top. Maybe somebody has also an explosion-drawing? I was still not able to divide all the parts to get close to the power-supply/ energy pack.
Unfortunately, this website is not a repair shop, but I'll give you what help I can....
Printhead problems are not repairable in the US or Europe any longer. You best bet is to upgrade to an MD-5500, which you can find here: http://www.alps-supplies.com
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
It sounds like the head has been damaged. Unfortunately, there is no fix for this, as Alps stopped production of these printers years ago, and now do not offer repairs for these printers.
If you still want a dye-sub capable Alps printer, the only model available is the MD-5500, which you can find here: http://www.alps-supplies.com
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
This is a symptom of the following:
You are running XP, and have installed SP3 and, you are using the microsoft driver bundled with XP.
The m$ driver will have created a printer with "(MS)" as a suffix. Leave this intact, as it will cause major trouble on every reboot if you delete it.
Download the appropriate driver from the Files section in the Alps YahooGroup found at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Alps/
With your printer unplugged, install the downloaded driver
Shut down your computer and hook up the printer
XP will detect the printer, and create a new printer in Control Panel without the "(MS)" suffix
Make the new printer your default printer.
The reason why you do not delete the printer with the "(MS)" suffix, is because every time you reboot, XP will ignore the fact that you have the correct Alps driver loaded, and will create a new printer using the m$ drivers, and set it to default. Of course, the m$ Alps driver is fundamentally broken
Posted on May 24, 2008
SOURCE: Alps MD 5000P Vista Drivers
NO WAY, XP drivers absolutely do not work in Vista. You will get an error message after "successful installation" telling you that you must have a different version of windows, etc. etc.
(I even bought a BOGUS disc from a **** on eBay stating Vista compatability but was a total lie)
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
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