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Is there an altenative to using Toshiba heads

We would like to replace print heads on Tec 572's and 472's but are aware the supply of these will be discontinued early next year . Is there an alternative printhead that could be fitted to the our printers

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Not to my knowledge

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SOURCE: tec 472 qq no print

First of all can you print just from the printer ie
Turn on the power while
holding down the [FEED]
key and [PAUSE] key?

Posted on May 18, 2008

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SOURCE: tec 472 qq no print

I can only guess there must be a problem with a setting either within the printer or your pc. It's unlikely to be a hardware fault as the printer self tests ok.
I have repaired quite a few of these printers, but haven't had your problem. I can only suggest your compare the settings (baud rate etc)

Posted on May 19, 2008

SOURCE: TEC 472 QP PRINTER

Try with CUPS --- oh, sorry, it's for Linux only, my bad

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Tec 572 printer gives "no ribbon" error with ribbon installed

You have to set the ribbon type to be "non-transmissive" for black transfer film.
To set the ribbon type, turn the printer off. Then press and hold the "feed" and "pause" buttons while turning on the power. The printer will now be in diagnostic mode - you can page through the menus until it says "ribbon type"
Pick the correct type and press the "pause" key to save the value. Then turn off the printer and turn it on again normally. The ribbon error goes away.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: TEC B 472 QQ

Swapping the parallel port to the printer should allow it to connect via parallel. Run through front panel diagnostics before/after install. depending on firmware it will tell you if the parallel board is installed.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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Just turn it off, Hold feed button for 5 secs while you turn it on again

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