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Tm-u295 firmware problem?

I bought 3 refurbished epson tm-u295 slip printers with serial interfaces and only one of them is printing from my windows xp station.

I built the cables myself with the help of an expert on this site and tested them all with working printers and they work fine. The first of these printers that I tested worked well with no hickups. But the other two are not printing anything from the computer with the same cable, driver etc.

I ran the self-test by holding and releasing the release button while turning on the power to the printers and they all print. When I run the test, the first printer(the working one), prints "Version 1.08 ESC/POS" followed by its interface info.
The other 2 printers print "Version 2.01 EP" followed by all its characters but no interface info.
All the printers have the same DIP switch settings(all switches are set to off) and the port configuration correspond.
I'm using Windows XP sp2 with Epson Advanced Printer Driver ATM_304E.
The company I bought the printers from don't seem to be much help.
Any additional questions or advice would be welcome.

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  • jdrechou Feb 26, 2009

    Where do you get the .bin files? 

    Do you have instructions or a link to some regarding upgrading/downgrading the firmware on these Epson TM printers?


  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how to set the font size of TM-U295, during self-test it looks fine but during printing of statistics data from the host, the printed charcters are too big


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I can solve that problem but i need some help in the firmware of TM U220B. I just need the .bin files to downgrade to version 1.02

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