This is the second time that I have purchased this printer and it is doing the same thing. When I print, it only prints parts of letters. In otherwords, when I type a C , it only prints parts of the letter. Please help.
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Re: Problem with my Epson Dot Matrix printer
Chances are, you didn't installed the ribbon correctly...
A. Open the printer cover B. Use a pin to guide the ribbon between the print head and the ribbon guide, then turn the ribbon tightening knob to help feed the ribbon into place, it shouldn't be twisted or creased. C. Slide the print head from side to side to make sure it moves smoothly
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This is a feature provided by the manufacture to protect the print head overheat for small dot matrix printers. Here giving printer head connection diagram, the last two row have temperature sensing (thermister) connection pin 1 to 1. If the thermister is faulty in the print head the printer will auto pause abnormally. Check the printer with compatible / EPSON recommended print head. These kind of small printer only for POS printing not for continues printing.
You need to reset the board, all dot matrix have some kind of a chip set as well that mostly can be remove. Just make sure you are grounded, its a last resort that I normally do for dot matrix that can't seems to stop printing or the panel are always lights on.
am using an Epson LX-300+II dot matrix printer in Windows XP. I am trying to print checks that are tractor feed 8.0" x 3.66". I added the cusotm paper size in the print server and it is saved correctly, however, when I try to print, the print properties dialog does not show the paper size. In fact, there are many paper sizes in the print manager that do not show up in the list of available paper sizes.
Make sure you installed correct printer driver and choose the correct model .and remove the pending print job if it is there. To clear all pending job In run window type services.msc and the go to print spooler option just stop and restart the service. And switch off and switch on the printer. Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!
If the dot matrix printer does not have a built-in network card then it will not have a MAC address. Dot matrix printers are very old printers and I have not come accros any with built-in network card or print servers.
The dot matrix can be connected to a network print server and this will have a MAC address and a configurable IP address.
Not all dot matrix printers will print in draft mode. When operating from DOS it was usually necessary to send an Esc(ape) code such as ESC @ in ASCII code. I don't think it can be done from Windows; in fact some windows programs will not even talk to a dot matrix printer. Some printers have one or two banks of DIP switches, but before changing them you need to read the manual to see what they do. There could be one which allows Draft MOde.