Question about Alps MD 1000 Thermal Printer
My Alps MD-1000 self-tests fine. However, it won't print from file. It does respond somewhat, by loading the paper (manual load also works okay), and the Ready light slowly blinks for awhile. Then it turns to fast blink, which means "the contents of the MD-1000's nonvolatile memory have been lost." And that will go on forever, printing nothing. I have tried printing from Notepad, command line, MS Word, etc. and have received the same result.
My printer is used almost daily, and as stated above, it self-tests perfectly. I have both uninstalled and re-installed the printed. Same results. No printings are pending.
The spooled files are not getting to the printer, do the following in sequence:
Start checking usb cable, test it by using a different one.
Check that no device close to usb can create an electromagnetic disturbance, a power adapter can do this.
Disconnect printer from power, Computer from power (unplug cables form power outlet) and printer from computer for 10 minutes (this will reset printer and get rid of electrostatic charges on PC usb).
Connect everything back and try.
If none of the above worked disconnect printer from usb,
remove printer from 'installed printers' in Windows (or whatever OS you are using)
Reinstall driver from printer disk (printer must remain unplugged).
Plug back printer only when required from printer software or after driver setup.
If it still does not work it may be a problem with heads, Alps are quite peculiar printers, in this case you will need to find a servicemen in your area.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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