IBM 4230 with new printer board is printing gibberish
I purchased a new printer board for my IBM 4230-102 IPDS printer. The original board was giving a operator panel failure and we tracked back to a printer board. The board was easy to install. However when trying to print it comes out as gibberish, almost looks like a partially formed word. I had another board sent to me hoping that this other was broken, and still the same thing after 2 boards. I have checked all the settings and made sure they were exactly the same as all of the other 4230's here. I checked cables, tried another print head, and even placed the board in another printer and it still is doing the same. Has anyone run into this before?
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Hello, You are getting a carriage error indication (055). This can be a few things. First, you will have to make sure that your carriage rail is cleaned and there are no obstructions to the print head. Then I would recommend changing out the carriage assembly felts. There are two and they are located on the right and left side of the carriage assembly. Two little yellow or black if dirty O ring felts. You will also have to check your print head gap. You want to make sure that it moves from right to left freely when the printer is off and unplugged. If not you might need to perform an afta adjustment. If all is good then you are looking at a bad main logic bd. and it will need to be replaced. If you have any question on how to do any of the above, I can supply you with free technical support as long as parts that are requested are ordered from us. I carry all parts necessary to fix your printer. We also offer in house repairs if the job seems too much. Please contact me back if you have any question. Thanks Rory Cardenas Account Executive Midrange Repair & Parts 708-597-4222 x: 240
Try IBM Proprinter III XL, 3287, Epson FX, Any Dot Matrix Printer Driver. The 4247 drivers cannot be used for the 4230.
The 4230 is a seriously old printer. You might want to consider getting a new one.
I am a little confused on what you are trying to do. From what I know, a 4230-101 printer is a Twinax version not a coax. Might you have a 4230-201? That would be a Coax version. Also if you are trying to go from one interface to another and have a lower level machine 1 series or 2 then it’s going to require you to change out a lot of parts. You have a few different options if you need serial. They make a 4232-302 which is a serial/ parallel printer or a 4230-4I3 or 4S3 which is a twinax serial and parallel printer your choice of IPDS or not. If you have any questions or are looking to get out of your 101 printer and into a serial printer I can work something out where I can take yours in exchange for a serial printer fully refurbished. Please give me a call and we can work out the details. Thanks, Rory Cardenas Midrange Repair and Parts 3821 W 127th Place AlsipIL60803 708-597-4222 x240 firstname.lastname@example.org AOL IM: RORYMRP