Looking For a place to get my PC-60 repaired. This is the third time it's quit. Just plain quit. I'm told I hae to ship it to the east coast for repair. I live in Wisconsin. Any place closer? I've owned it now for about eight years. Have had it in to the shop three times already at two grand a pop. Ouch!
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Yes, if you have a photo editing program, like googles free Picassa. You can change the text all kinds of ways from the basics to the shadow directions. There are all sorts of fonts and colors, look in your programs, the chances are that you have a photo editing program. Most of them if not all, have the features to allow experimenting. I just did a similar thing on an old document where I scrolled until finding the almost perfect text, and then was able to fade it and change the shape and texture to look like the original text. Good luck
Check your printer properties to make sure it is set to print using the
proper port. If it is set to 'print to fax' it will attempt to install
a fax line every time you try to print. It should be set to your LPT
(printer) port or your USB port, depending on how you have it connected
to your computer.
There are all kinds of printers and printing problems. It’s important to note at the outset that for safety reasons you should unplug your printer if you plan on working inside the device for any reason. In addition to the electrical hazard, printers (especially laser printers) can also be very hot on the inside, so use caution.
There are a few general troubleshooting steps you should take first, regardless of your printing problem. These will help solve most everyday printing issues.
Reboot. You’ll be amazed at how many printing problems simply disappear after you restart your computer. Also, reboot your printer. Sometimes, for no good reason, a printer will become wedged (it just stops communicating with the computer). Turning your printer off for a few seconds, and then back on, will usually get you going again.
Read the printer’s lights. Doing this can provide you with very useful clues. Is the power light on? Is the paper feed light blinking? Don’t be afraid to press buttons on the printer: Turn it off and on, reset the paper feed, and take the printer offline and bring it online again.
Check your physical connections. Is the power cord loose? Does the cable from the printer to the PC have a secure connection at both ends? Look at the connector pins on your cable. Are they bent? Try another cable if you have one. Check the print cartridges and printing mechanism. Is anything blocking the printer? Are the cartridges firmly in place?
Print a Windows test page. Access your printer’s Properties dialog box (follow the directions given above). Select the General tab and click the Print Test Page button. If nothing else, you can find out a good deal about your printer’s problem. If the test page prints, you have a problem with your application, not with Windows. Answer the questions as prompted and work through Windows’ Print Troubleshooter as needed.
Drivers. Verify drivers on the Details tab in the Printer Properties dialog box. Make sure the installed driver corresponds with your actual printer. Check the manufacturer’s Web site for updated drivers and browse the support pages on the site while you’re there.
Usually a line across your printing indicates a bad inkjet head. Luckily on HP printers the printer head is built into the inkjet cartridge. Have you replaced the cartridge? Does it do this on any color or a particular color?
My advise is to replace the cartridges and perform an alignment. If that doesnt fix it, it could be a bad board.
Turn it off. Unplug the power cord from the printer & usb wait a minute. Plug USB in & than the power cable & turn it on. Next
Open the Printers folder. Right-click the icon of the printer in use, and then click Open . Click Printer on the menu, and then ensure that there are no checkmarks next to Pause Printing or Use Printer Offline . If a checkmark is present on either, click the menu option to remove it. If the menu shows Use Printer Online , click that option.
It sound like a fuser roller or a developing issue. If you can give me some more info we can narrow it down.
Is the line on all pages or just some of them?
Are the edges of the line crisp and clear or are they jagged?
Does the line look the same on all the prints?
How old is the machine and how many prints are on it (if avail)?
The cartridge needs cleaning. There are several things you can try. Using a wet paper towel, you can wipe the gold portion of the cartridge to try and draw out ink, or you can dunk the entire cartridge in warm water for a couple minutes or so (I have done this with success). The process is more clearly explained here: