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Horzontally double printing & characters are not clers.

Epson LX300+, in off line test first Roaman charcter set prints perfect as good as new printer. After that Sans serif, Roman prints in double strike with few mm gap between characters. So characters are not visible. Tried oiling & servicing but no solution. The problem occur in online also.

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Re: horzontally double printing & characters are not...

Is the ribbon tight or sticking, If ribbon can't turn, it delays entire carriage, you will notice that if you move carriage up and down by hand ribbon turns, I have seen sticky ribbon s cause problems as well as gearing that drives ribbon with wornout gears

If self test fails then all faults /i can think of on these is

  • Dry rail/dirty bearing
  • incorrectly manufactured ribbon
  • Damaged dot head
  • broken/breaking ribbon interface carriage cable
  • worn ribbon drive gears
  • worn/dirty ribbon drive rail
  • main board

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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