Verifone 250 printing letters and numbers will not stop
I plugged in my verifone 250 printer it has been unplugged for a while, and it started printing numbers and letters seeming to go through a cycle, and it won't stop. I've unplugged and re-plugged, turned off and on, hooked up to phone line and unhooked to phone line. Cannot figure out what is wrong with it.... Any ideas would be appreciated
Re: Verifone 250 printing letters and numbers will not...
The letters and number it is printing is the self test print mode. Normally to run the self test you would turn the printer off, then hold down the feed button, then while holding the feed button, turn the power back on. It sounds like your feed button may be stuck.
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I had the same problem - I took out the ribbon and tightened it, put it back in and replaced the cover securely. Then I disconnected the power and turned the switch off. I plugged it back in, switched it on, and the problem was gone.
First off, verify that the printer is powered on. This may be a basic thing, but many, many people don't realize that the printer either was turned off accidentally, or the power plug came loose.
Check that the cable connecting the terminal to the printer is securely connected at both ends. If this doesn't resolve the issue, pull the and check the ends of the plug on the cord at each end to make sure that the pins inside are not bent.
If you are running a Verifone printer, you can run a print test to make sure the printer is working by turning the printer's power off, and then while pressing and holding the paper feed button (green button on top) turning the power back on. The printer will start printing test characters (you can release the button when it starts printing). To stop the test, just power the printer off again and then back on.
If the above suggestions don't fix the problem and it was working fine at an earlier date - you most likely have a bad printer. You can also contact your processor's Help Desk and have them check to make sure the settings on the terminal and/or printer didn't changed somehow.