PROBLEM - WHEN SWITCH ON PRINTER THEN AUTOMATICALLY STARTS PRINTER HEAD RUNING LEFT HAND TO RIGHT HAND.AND STOP WHEN SWITCH OFF PRINTER.
FOR THIS PROBLEM I DONE THAT I CHECKED PRINTER DRIVERS, DATA CABLE AND FULL SERVICED PRINTER USING BLOWER.
PLEASE TELL ME HOW SETTING SELF TEST OF PRINTER AND SETTING OF PRINTER.
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Re: DOT MATRIX PRINTER PROBLEM
Hi, to perform a self-test on an Epson LX300 > start with the power switch off. Press LF/FF (middle switch), without releasing that button, power on the printer. If everything is ok it will print a sel-test page. To do a Hex Dump > start at power off, simultaneously press Font and the LF/FF buttons (left & middle buttons), then power on; to revert the printer to its factory default setting(s) > start in off position, press Font (left) button then power on. (Slightly different with an LX300+) Hope this works out for you. Cheers.
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So many things can go wrong, from a defective sensor, so the logic does not know where the head is, to a defect on the logic board or bad cabeling.
It is ompossible to say what is wrong, without seeing the printer and being able to measure some things.
Sorry, but I don't think you can solve this with any software. It needs a tech, with some knowledge of the old school printers.
check the printerhead of your printer maybe it's losen a little..clean the head try again to print..check the printer cable..is your printer is a dot matrix? check also the spacing on your printer in printer choices or check your manuals..
Dot matrix printer stops printing if the printer head is so hot already. The solution to this problem just let it be cool by itself. It is automatically stop but when it printer head becomes a little cold, then printing continues again. Good luck!
Please give is some more information. For example is this an impact dot matrix printer or an ink jet?
Since you are using the term, "Ribbon," I'm going to guess at Impact printer.
Most current impact printers are bi-directional print mechanisms. This allows the print head to apply dots to the image in both directions.
Since you are saying the the print head jams at the right side there are several things that can be wrong. First, the printhead stepper motor may be driving the printhead beyond it furthermost right stop position and binding the head. The print head carrier stop may be bent or out of position allowing the carie to lock on the stop.
Second, the stepper motor may not have enough torque to bring the head back and will need to be replaced.
If I were trouble shooting this, I would first get the printhead over to the left edge, then power off the printer and see if I manually move the print head carrier left and right can I feel a mechanical bind in the carrier movement.
If not I would then check and see if any belts are loose. If there are no loose belt and no bind, I would consider replacing the stepper motor.
It wopuld reall help if you told us what printer model and manfactuer you have so the printhead drive system can be studied.
I'm not sure exactly what your issue is, but Epson printers should be well supported as far as drivers are concerned. Do you have the correct driver loaded? If you are trying to use a Tally driver with the Epson printer, this may not work right.
Also, when printing from Windows, some older printers print only in a single direction, from left to right, instead of bi-directional (left to right & right to left).
I've used a few different Epson dot matrix printers, and problems have been few.