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SOURCE: Do you repair Alps MD 5000 printer

Unfortunately, this website is not a repair shop, but I'll give you what help I can....

Printhead problems are not repairable in the US or Europe any longer. You best bet is to upgrade to an MD-5500, which you can find here: http://www.alps-supplies.com

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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fcollingwood
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SOURCE: lines through my md 1300 alps printer

It sounds like the head has been damaged. Unfortunately, there is no fix for this, as Alps stopped production of these printers years ago, and now do not offer repairs for these printers.

If you still want a dye-sub capable Alps printer, the only model available is the MD-5500, which you can find here: http://www.alps-supplies.com

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Alps MD 5000P Vista Drivers

There aren't any.

You can try the XP drivers if you're using Vista 32, but there is just no way to use these printers on Vista 64

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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SOURCE: I am looking for win xp drivers for my alps MD

Smithbrother - why should they support something they stopped manufacturing 9 years ago?
Boyd411, the latest driver is available from the Alps YahooGroup.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: White ink printing with alps MD 5000

To print white, you need to use the spot color option in the printer properties. The object to be printed must be all black. It seems counter to what you might think, but the spot color mode will print the solid black areas as the selected spot color.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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Why alps md-1000 printer not responding after driver installed


Can you provide more details about the problem? Will the printer print a self test page? What OS, computer, and cable connection are you using? The ALPS printers were designed to work with Windows 95 using a serial port internal to the motherboard. There is a driver that supports a USB port and Windows XP available. XP will automatically install the MS driver using the plug and play feature. The MS driver is useless and it shouldn't be used, but XP will default to it. Don't delete this driver, but rename. There are no native drivers for Windows 7 or higher.

Jul 15, 2014 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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Can our ALPS MD 1000 printer work with Windows 7? We used it when old computer had Windows XP on it, but that crashed and bought HP with Windows 7 now... we need Alps to make waterslides for custom rod...


There are NO Windows 7 drivers for the ALPS MD printer. I've read that you can run an XP virtual mode on Win7 that allows you to use the printer. If you are comfortable tweaking the OS, it's a workable option. I picked-up an old (and cheap) laptop on Craigslist and printed my decals from there.

Sep 15, 2011 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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I have an alps MD400 and am running xp pro with drivers for xp and can't get the thing to print and need a trouble shooter


There are WinXP drivers for the MD-4000. You can find them in the files section in the Yahoo ALPS Group. There are some conflicts with the Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and the ALPS printers. It is best to connect to a computer running SP2 and has a parallel port. The ALPS group also has the Twain for the Scanner. The MD-4000 does require a carrier to scan things.

Dec 17, 2010 | Alps MD 5000 Thermal Printer

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MD 1000 Thermal Printer: I need a driver for ALPS MD1000 printer that will ...


Go to the ALPS Yahoo Group. They have an extensive file section with drivers. Windows will use the default plug and play driver for the printer. The MS version is very limited. You should rename the MS driver to something else like "MS Alps Driver" and then install the ALPS driver you find at the Yahoo Group. These will give you full functionality.

good luck

May 16, 2010 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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I'm looking for a vista or windows 7 driver for my Alps MD-1000


Hello,

There isn't any Vista and Windows 7 drivers for this printer. The manufacturer still hasn't produced any. This is really sad because I have the same printer and I have to stick with XP just to be able to use it.

- HotRatchet

Dec 15, 2009 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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NEED TO HAVE INSTALL SOFTWARE FOR wINDOWS VISTA


Join the Alps mailing list at YahooGroups. The drivers are in the files section.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Alps/

Apr 08, 2008 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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Alps MD 1000 Supplies


Yes - Try http://www.alps-supplies.com

Feb 16, 2008 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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RECYCLING of ALPS MD-1000 Color Printer


You can buy OKI MD 5000 Cartridges or Citizen Printiva Cartridges. Are the same.
There are also resellers that sells only ribbons to exchange in cartridges. http://www.refillx.com/

Dec 16, 2007 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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Alps MD 1000 self tests okay, but printing gives "nonvolatile error" (fast blink)


This is a symptom of the following:

You are running XP, and have installed SP3 and, you are using the microsoft driver bundled with XP.

The solution:

The m$ driver will have created a printer with "(MS)" as a suffix. Leave this intact, as it will cause major trouble on every reboot if you delete it.
Download the appropriate driver from the Files section in the Alps YahooGroup found at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Alps/
With your printer unplugged, install the downloaded driver
Shut down your computer and hook up the printer
Reboot
XP will detect the printer, and create a new printer in Control Panel without the "(MS)" suffix
Make the new printer your default printer.

The reason why you do not delete the printer with the "(MS)" suffix, is because every time you reboot, XP will ignore the fact that you have the correct Alps driver loaded, and will create a new printer using the m$ drivers, and set it to default. Of course, the m$ Alps driver is fundamentally broken

Nov 08, 2007 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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ALPS Printer MD1000 Driver


Several things about these printers.......

1. Do NOT use the MS XP driver for these - it has limited functionality. Download the Alps driver, which you can find in the files section at the Alps YahooGroup (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Alps/files/)
2. The printer requires bi-directional comms in order to feed back the printer status to the computer. While this is not an absolute requirement, it means that without bi-dir comms, the error light will flash, and you won't know what the problem is.
3. The driver is hardcoded to only communicate bi-directionaly with Alps virtual LPT ports - run this with a non-Alps cable (And all of the cables on FleaBay are non-Alps), and you will not be able to monitor the printer status.

Now, how to install.....

1. Plug in the USB cable to the computer (But not the printer), and let it install. Reboot if required (Unlikely)
2. Install the Alps driver you downloaded fron the Alps YahooGroup. Reboot if required. If you now look at Printers in Control Panel, you will see a nice Alps printer there, waiting to be used. Make a note of what it named.
3. Plug in the printer and turn it on. XP will now tell you it has found new hardware, and install the MS driver. Reboot if required
4. Go back to Printers in Control Panel. You will now see you have TWO Alps printers! The MS driver will be called something like "Alps MD-1000 (MS)". Rename (DON'T delete!) this driver to something like "Alps MD-1000 (DO NOT USE)". If you delete it, it will come back to haunt you every time you switch on the printer, and screw up your settings.
5. Open the properties page of the driver you made a note of in step 2 (Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes -> right click on printer, and select "Properties"), and click on the "Ports" tab.
6. Check the checkbox next to the port created for your USB-// cable, and uncheck the other box that will be checked.
7. Uncheck "Enable bidirectional support"
8. Click on the "Advanced" tab
9. Select the "Print directly to the printer" radio button
10. Click on the "Print Processor" button
11. Select ALMD224S as the Print processor and select RAW(FF AUTO) as the Default data type
12. Click Apply.

Sep 23, 2007 | Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer

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