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Alps MD1000 printer won't do anything.

It will not take in paper, pick a print cartridge, test print fails. nothing more than a piece of junk right now.

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  • r h in ca Nov 05, 2012

    This is NOT a driver problem. The printer should be able to print a test page without being connected to a computer. any printer can do that!!


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Do you get the green ready light when you first turn on the printer?

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I don't have an Alps printer, nor have I ever used one, but have you checked the ink to make sure that the colour hasn't run out?

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ALPS MD1000 Won't print

Please ignore courtdate & creamgetmonE. Here's why:
creamgetmonE - If you're using the XP driver, you are using something so crippled, it should have been aborted. USE THE ALPS DRIVER!!!!!!!!
courtdate, oiling the carriage rail will not change a thing, apart from gunking up the printer, and ENSURING it will fail sometime in the future.
There is a sensor under the anti-curl veil. Clean it.

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