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I can't understand what Fx1170 is printing

The output of the printout is not the same that i want to print...i mean like i print the test page the output goes like this: cccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc

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Hi,can specify the output of your printer?pls................

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Delete print driver and reinstall,with another driver any of the following standard drivers will suit ie FX-1050, EX-1000, FX-286e, FX-100+, FX-100; IBM Proprinter XL, IBM Graphics printer.

 

How do you have it connected? With normal printer cable or via a usb adapter?

 

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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    Soulvisitor Oct 19, 2007

    Is this a test page from printer operations pad or a windows test page



     



    Windows test page garbeled print, fix is reinstall driver, check cable



     



    If on the other hand this it the print like a status page from printer then I'd guess dry scan rails cause spacing issues, lube a LITTLE the rail than the head and ribbon move left and right on with some machine oil ,or WD, then slide it up and down a few times.



     



    If this aint your problem then the only thing else I could guess from discripition that pins are broke on the print head,or cable





    Some better discripition of fault and setup info would go a long way to helping yourself.get it sorted

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    Soulvisitor Oct 20, 2007

    Bad Connection, replace or secure the cable that goes from printer to computer.

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If I am understanding correctly, what you have is a bad fuser, most likely a bad heat roller.
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