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I have an IBM 6400 printer with "error: DC program not valid" on it. We had a power outage & haven't been able to print since.

I have an IBM 6400 printer with "error: DC program not valid" on it. We had a power outage & haven't been able to print since.

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A reflash might do it, we offer that service in-house. rcardenas@mrp.to

Posted on Dec 27, 2012

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SOURCE: Error 058 Shuttle Jam on an IBM 6400 Matrix printer

Normal 0 I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it will feed through the printer. The reason for this is in some cases I have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there over time.
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: p62 error code

The IBM 6400 printer uses internal programming software that is specific to the printer based on installed interfaces and graphics options. This software resides in flash memory and when the printer is first powered on the software is executed. During this process it initializes the various processors on the controller board, initializes the optional interface cards, and then loads the necessary operating settings into dram. If the programming software becomes corrupt it will fail during startup, giving you the DC Program not valid error or a number of other error messages. The solution to this is a reflash of the printer. Unfortunately, the flash software is proprietary to IBM and they will not distribute it to anybody. The only way to get the printer reflashed is by calling IBM and having one of their engineers reflash the printer.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Did you try reflashing this unit and then it came up with this error? If not you might need a reflash or a new CMX controller bd.

If you have any other question please contact me I am an ASR for Printronix and they built the 6400's for IBM so I know the pritner inside and out. I also carry all the parts new and refurbished to fix it.

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