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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: epson LQ -590 PRINTER PROBLEM
margins are set wrong, or there are special
formatting marks and/or characters at the end
of your documents.
START --> Printers & Faxes -> Chose printer -->
right-click --> properties --> ....
This sets the default settings, that are in effect every time
an application starts up.
Also note, that if printer settings are not listed within
your START menu, you can find them in the Windows
control panel. You can change what shows in the
START menu and what doesn't by right-clicking the
the file menu:
File --> Print --> Settings ...
File --> Printer settings ...
File --> Page setup .... and also margins. etc...
This sets the actual settings for this application or the
current document. These settings over-ride the global
default setting in item (2)
reflect the way you use the printer the most often.
The settings in item (3) reflect the actual document you
are trying to print now.
reflect the paper in the machine, do not confuse
metric sizes: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 ....
with English sizes: Letter, Legal,..... etc
These do not line up exactly.
are no extra characters at the end of your document:
Paragraph marks, Page Brakes, Form Feeds, etc.
Also check the paragraph settings (in Word for Windows,
for example, to make sure that is not the cause of the
In word for Windows, for example, you can also go
into tools, options and change the way your document
is displayed, such that all formatting marks become
visible (or click on the paragraph tool)
of print PREVIEW facility, so that you can see what
you are going to get, before you physically print it.
I hope this solves your problem, please rate my answers.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
Assuming that you are feeding the paper into the correct end of the printer :), it seems that the printer is defective, but
First unplug the printer from the wall, wait a few minutes,
and see if it resets. If that does not work, read on.
are controlled by "Stepping Motors"
Unlike an ordinary DC motor with two wires, that spins
clockwise or counter clockwise depending on the voltage
a stepping motor contains several pairs of wires, that
are pulsed in a controlled sequence, causing the motor
to spin in precise angular steps. Depending on the
number of wire pairs (poles) and internal gears, the
stepping motor can have a resolution as course as
90 degrees, and as fine as 0.05 degrees per step,
depending on the cost and applications.
Linear stepping motors can even move an object in
a straight line.
The benefit of these stepping motors is that, unlike a
linear servo motor, they do not need complex positional
feed-back for precise control, they simply step as many
times as you tell them to. Four steps left, two steps back
ultimately controlled by a central processor within the printer.
Depending on the printer model, and how sophisticated
the printer's internal processor is, the paper and head
movements can be either automatically controlled by
SOFTWARE (firmware) within the printer itself, or by the device drivers installed in Windows.
The more self-sufficient the printer is, of course, the less
hassle and CPU overhead on your PC.
a) Skip steps
b) Get stuck
c) Oscillate back and forth
d) Spin backwards.
a) One bad wire in the ribbon connecting the motor
to its controller board.
b) Bad motor driver transistor: Open or shorted.
c) Bad data line from the printer's internal control
processor to the driver transistor array.
d) Bad processor chip, memory or firmware within
the printer, e.g. a burned out register or firmware
e) Defective internal power supply, causing everything
else to malfunction.
f) Bad paper position sensor
d) Crashed control program, which is probably the
only thing that is fixable:
i) unplug the printer from the wall socket, wait a
few minutes, and see if it resets.
the Window drivers are corrupt but this is very unlikely.
Is one of the motor windings open or shorted ?
Is one of the driver transistors fried ?
This very much depends on your level of skill, and the test equipment you have to work with. If you don't have a decent oscilloscope you will not get far. Without a digital multimeter you will not get anywhere at all.
Call the manufacturer, scream blue murder, accuse them of setting your house on fire and giving your dog diarrhea ....
and see if they will send you a freebee.
Hope this explains it.
Please rate my answers.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
SOURCE: EPSON LQ - 2180 paper settings
I HAVE CUSTOME SIZE OF PAPER WHICH IS NOT AVILABLE IN THE PRINTER LIST .WHEN I DEEL WITH WINDOS XP
BUT WHEN DEEL WIHTH WINDOS 98 ITS OK
NO I DONT HAVE WINDOS 98 . MY QUESTION HOW I CAN ADJUST PAPER TO CUSTOM SIZE
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Hi Soulen , This link is very interest and useful for your type of printer : http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/lq2180/lq2180pg.pdf
and also for driver open this link : http://www.driverstock.com/Epson-LQ-2180-driver-download/23-26-3157-53410/index.html
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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