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An 028 error is a Coax Com error. Might want to check your coax line, or system. If all seems good might need a new coax interface installed on your printer. Rory 708-597-4222

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Error code 028 on IBM 4230 printer

028 Error is a coax com error, check your cable, system and printer interface. If all good you might need a new interface card for your printer. I have in stock.. Rory 708-597-4222

May 20, 2011 | IBM 4230 Model 4S3 Matrix Printer

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Hi, Lookiing for Windows XP/7 drivers for IBM printer 4230-4i3 dot matrix printer. Will appreciate if you can provide a link. Thanks, Adeel Afzal

Presently, there are no 4230 drivers available. Please use one of the following drivers that comes with your operating system: IBM Proprinter III XL, 3287, Epson FX, Any Dot Matrix Printer Driver. The 4247 drivers cannot be used for the 4230.

Mar 01, 2011 | IBM 4230 Model 4I3 Matrix Printer

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Error code 09-028

Servo and tape path system error.
0 : Mode cannot be identified, or mode identification is
not necessary.
2 : Threading motor/FG/sensor
8 : Abnormal current detected.

If it’s not just a simple tape jam, then you have a problem with the loading mechanism. The best solution is to take the deck to a service center.

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My IBM 4230 printer has a 056 error does any one know what that error is and how to fix it

MACHINE CHECK X Y Z. SEE USERS GUIDE. A firmware error has occurred.

Here is a solution:

1. Turn off the printer.
2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn on the printer.
3. If the printer displays this status code again, call for

sorry if this doesnt work you have to take it in for service...

Feb 24, 2010 | IBM 4230 Model 101 Matrix Printer

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The machine give code 066 board fail

Don't know what this error code means exactly but going off the word 'board', I would think it would mean there is an issue with the motherboard(s).

If you call the manufacturer of this printer, they will identify what error code 066 means exactly.

Feb 17, 2010 | IBM 4230 Model 102 Matrix Printer

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Customer has a IBM 4230 printer with a machine check 055..


You are getting a carriage error indication (055). This can be a few things. First, you will have to make sure that your carriage rail is cleaned and there are no obstructions to the print head. Then I would recommend changing out the carriage assembly felts. There are two and they are located on the right and left side of the carriage assembly. Two little yellow or black if dirty O ring felts. You will also have to check your print head gap. You want to make sure that it moves from right to left freely when the printer is off and unplugged. If not you might need to perform an afta adjustment. If all is good then you are looking at a bad main logic bd. and it will need to be replaced.

If you have any question on how to do any of the above, I can supply you with free technical support as long as parts that are requested are ordered from us.

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Mar 24, 2009 | IBM 4230 Model 102 Matrix Printer

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Ibm 4230 driver

Try IBM Proprinter III XL, 3287, Epson FX, Any Dot Matrix Printer Driver. The 4247 drivers cannot be used for the 4230.
The 4230 is a seriously old printer. You might want to consider getting a new one.

Mar 18, 2009 | IBM 4230 Model 4S3 Matrix Printer

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Thank you for your attention the topic has been to resolve the problem after attending a technical specialist

Dec 02, 2008 | IBM 4230 Model 102 Matrix Printer

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Error codes

This error code is usally related to the printhead cartridge not running smoothly on the printhead shaft. Clean the shaft with a paper towel and some alcohol, let dry then take a clean paper towel with some WD-40 and apply to the printhead shaft. Move the printhead assembly from side to side. This should take care of all errors that are 50-59.

Jun 03, 2008 | IBM 4230 Model 102 Matrix Printer

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IBM 4230 with new printer board is printing gibberish

if it prints, but it is gargabe, either the cable has a set of pins crossed or the Baud rate is incorrect on the card.

Jul 26, 2006 | IBM 4230 Model 102 Matrix Printer

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