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Printing problem with Star Sp200

I print customer receipt with this printer. When I print the receipt It skip one or two dots in the middle of each letter. That means in sentence at the middle of line the middle dots are missing.  For example to print "I"  it will print top part of  "l" and at middle it will skip few dot and it will finish bottom half of "I". This happens to all lines. What seems to be problem?

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Re: printing problem with Star Sp200

Seems like a problem with the printer head...It is usual for matrix printers and it happens due to wear and tear..You will have to get the printing head to get replaced..

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