Question about Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer
I have a low time ALPS MD1000- infrequently used- Last time I tried, I put the paper i, pressed the 'feed button' and the printer started to pull the paper through; it stopped part way and stalled. Amber 'error' light turned on. I looked inside- it had been sitting out for months- and foun a piece of paper in there. I removed it and it printed once. Then, same thing: paper stalled, amber light, shutdown.
Please ignore courtdate & creamgetmonE. Here's why:
creamgetmonE - If you're using the XP driver, you are using something so crippled, it should have been aborted. USE THE ALPS DRIVER!!!!!!!!
courtdate, oiling the carriage rail will not change a thing, apart from gunking up the printer, and ENSURING it will fail sometime in the future.
TO FIX YOUR PROBLEM:
There is a sensor under the anti-curl veil. Clean it.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
THIS ACTUALLY WORKS! - I have had the same problem using my ALPS MD1000, but b26354 over at hobbytalk.com had an idea and I tried it and it works!
The problem I was having was trying to "spot" print which means use the white or clear finish for the entire print. The XP driver does not support spot printing, but AHA! yo can actually trick the printer into believing it has a color cartridge by taking the barcode (foil sticker on top of cartridges, black and silver with a number) off of any color cartridge and replacing the barcode on a clear cartridge.
When I popped the modified finish cartridge in the Alps MD1000 it worked! Sometimes you have to press feed or open the cartridge door a couple times but hey, it's a fix.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
TAKE A MICRFIBER CLOTH MOISTENED WITH ALCOHOL AND CLEAN RUBBER FED IN ROLLERS OFF THEN TRY IT.
ALSO OPEN PRINTER LOOK FOR BIG SILVER BAR THAT INK CARTRIDGES TRAVEL ON APPLY ABOUT 2 TO THREE DROPS OF OIL ON TOP OF THIS BAR THEN TRY PRINTING
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
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