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Receipt printer TM-U220 not working

Tried everything, changed the ports, changed the cable. Don't know what to do next ...

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Re: receipt printer TM-U220 not working

After looking at the description of this printer, the following suggestions: 1. This uses an external power supply- is the printer power indicator lit? If not, then perhaps the external power supply is dead, or the connection where it plugs into the printer is broken. Sometimes the connector can itself be broken, or where it solders onto the circuit board, causing a dead condition. A break in the wire also. 2. If printer is getting power- check the paper path for something foreign lodged- a torn piece of paper etc. 3. There should be a paper present sensor somewhere also, which checks if the unit is out of paper. There is possibly a lever which contacts the paper- check if this lever is broken or stuck. 4. You could try printer on a different computer, to narrow the problem to either the printer or to the computer/cash register. 5. Have you checked the software? Is printer properly setup (drivers), and set as the default printer? Does a printjob appear in the queue? Lastly, there could be a problem with the electronics, which would require technical repair, or replacement of the unit.

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:I have an Epson stylus color 600 I can't get to work with Windows XP.
: printer worked fine with my old Mac.
: I've tried everything I could and nothing is working. The printer is
: connected to
: the computer via parallel LPT1 port. I've installed the WindowsXP
: drivers
: for this printer model (the Epson drivers are too old and not
verified). The
: computer doesn't detect the new hardware with Plug and Play when
turned ON
: (don't know why) so I had to manually Add Hardware (Printer Port) with
: Hardware Wizard. I'm not sure how to recognize if the LPT1 port is
active or
: not and set up properly in the BIOS? I read something about having to
set the
: parallel port to ESP or ECP depending on the printer's requirement
(which I
: don't know) in the BIOS?
: Everytime I send a test page or print from a command prompt or WordPad
: nothing happens for 1-2 minutes and then I get a "Printer Out of
: message in the pop-up. Of course, the printer has enough paper (and I
: print a sefl-test page from the printer). I also tried with another
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what may be happen is that when you install the apd driver the other printer drivers that you have were still using the same port that your apd driver were using. example, you have generic txt assigned to lpt1 and then the apd were assigned on the same port, this is were you get the trouble.

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