20 Most Recent Alps MD 5000 Thermal Printer Questions & Answers

CR errors are tough. You might have a "parts" machine now.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Jan 27, 2018

check and make sure that you have that printer as the default printer. Start,control panel,dvices and printers

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Mar 30, 2014

Replace the cartridge if it has the printhead attached or if not take a straw and puddle the cap where the printer parks the head and turn it off let it soak 1/2 a day then turn on & off 2 or 3 times


Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013


For the ALPS printers, make sure you are using Windows XP SP2 or older. There are no Win 7 drivers and there can be problems with a Win XP SP3. Join the Yahoo ALPS group. In the files section they have a full description of the problem along with a work around. It usually is a conflict with the bi-directional communication and the LPT port. The LPT port needs to be motherboard based - not an add-on card.

I hope this works.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012

you can find that at their website, under tutorials or get the user guide there.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Jun 03, 2012

There are WinXP drivers for the MD-4000. You can find them in the files section in the Yahoo ALPS Group. There are some conflicts with the Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and the ALPS printers. It is best to connect to a computer running SP2 and has a parallel port. The ALPS group also has the Twain for the Scanner. The MD-4000 does require a carrier to scan things.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Jan 06, 2012

There was a discussion of this issue on the ALPS yahoo group. It's a great resource.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011

Self-printing is performed by turning on the powerswitch with the LF switch held down. Ifyou are receiving LF motor error, then the problem is with the paper feedmotor. Locate and press the LF switch once with the power switch. If nothingseems to be happen, then open the cover and check-recheck for any smallest partof the paper. Ifthe problem still exists, then probably you need to replace the motor. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011

high check first for any paper jammed on the paper feed clear if you found any then restart your printer check the sensors on the paper feed make sure they properly working..

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011

Check to make sure you have the dark grey ink cartridges installed in the printer. The blue (photo) and the Econo Black cartridges cannot be used for the self test.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011

CR failures are usually fatal.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Aug 29, 2011

Try printing multiple layers using the spot printing function in the ALPS driver.

Alps MD 5000... | Answered on Aug 29, 2011

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