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Printing gibberish then feeding several lines, printing gibberish

Our Oki 590 wasn't lining text up properly on our auto-feed forms so we did a lot of trouble shooting. it would never adjust so it was unplugged and disconnected for a day. after more trouble shooting it won't do anything but print a line of gibberish such as question marks and feeds several lines, almost a page. it just continues this and we have tried swapping computers, cables, drivers. we've plugged everything directly into a wall instead of our power surge protector. we've had an IT guy come in and tried everything we can think of. we switched another printer into this spot and it did the same thing. it's like we have gremlins!! what can we do?

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  • jmoore915 Mar 05, 2009

    yes, i probably should've been more specific. in trouble shooting we tried every setting in the menu and nothing helped. we now think a surge shocked it or something.

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If text did not line up as planned, your TOF ( top of forms adjustment ) isn't correct. Just correct it using the button on the panel. If after printing 1 page or so and then it begins to go out of place, most probably you hv set the page lenght incorrectly. To correct, enter the MENU on the panel and set the correct page length.
Lastly if printing garbage, most probably you have selected the wrong emulation on the MENU. Correct by entering MENU mode ( press ' SHIFT+MENU ' button together ) and select the correct emulation.

Hope this helps.


KM HOO

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • firstfix Mar 06, 2009

    Ok maybe you should check this next. If you hv tried connecting with another printer and get the smae results, most probably the problem is with the PC parallel port ( If you are connecting to a parallel port ). The next to check is if the PC driver matches that of the printer ( if Epson LQ2550 driver on PC, printer emulation should also be set to epson ) or else it will print garbage and feed an empty page. If both end driver matches, and windows test page prints ok then there is nothing wrong with the printer .



    Bst luck.

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