An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert that has over 10,000 points.
Re: one pin not striking
On most Epson 9pin printers, common causes for a missing dot are:
print head, the coil has burned;
stuck pin, the print head is held by a single screw and connected by a single flat flex cable. It can be removed and cleaned with electrical contact cleaner and/or WD40;
transistor on the logic/controller board. There are two PCBs inside these printers; one for the PSU, the other (bigger) has several medium sized transistor. One row would have 9 of these, one or more would be open (not shorted, if it were shorted, the pin would be leaving a continuous vertical mark on the paper).
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
1st See if it prints normal from a maintenance function such as clean printer cartridges. 2nd see if you need to update drivers and clean the cartridge electrical connections with a pencil eraser. 3rd Make sure all your print preferences are correct, did you put it in draft mode to save ink? 4th check trouble shooting in your users manual or contact Kodak. 5th Printers are cheap you can get an all-in-one wireless canon from Walmart for about $100. 6th enjoy your new printer.
1st, are all the drivers installed? If not install drivers.
2nd If drivers are installed, look for updates.
3rd try removing all drivers installed and re-install.
4th is your printer showing in the control panel icon? If not click add printer.
5th is there ink in the printer.
All the above can be done from the control panel.
Click start, click control panel click printers and faxes.
Some more info would be nice.
1st - color copy
2nd - black and white copy
3rd (up arrow) - # of copies
4th (4x5in) - prints a 4x5 of what is in the scanner
5th - scan
6th (x) - cancel current action
7th - feed paper
8th - power button
- - - - - - - - - -
For me, the buttons do not perform a function and all functions of the printer I've done on the computer through printing and through the Dell Imaging Toolbox program.
the print head has a series of pins that shoot back and forth striking the ribbon and placing a dot on the page, a series of dots create a letter etc. one pin is not working correctly. it could be the head but try re-instal drivers to eliminate that as a cause. if the line persists then i'm afraid it may well be the head to be replaced. good luck
Have you reset the Chip on the cartridges. What model you use--- a nine Pin or old seven Pin model. Nine Pin are difficult to reset, seven Pin are easy with a hardware Resetter. If Chip show empty cartridge, you can fill them two days, it will show empty-- reset the Chip!
try a self test print(hold feed and power up) if the printer still does not print check the ribbon to make sure it is inserted correctly. If it is still does not print it could be the printhead or pressure setting. you could also try printing with carbon paper to see if the pins in the printhead are striking the paper.
if the printer is still not marking the paper you may need to replace the printhead or printhead cable.