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Horizontal print gaps on ml184+

Getting horizontal gaps in printed text of windows 7 test print page. I am using a dlink network to parallel adapter. I want to print invoices to my carbonless fan-fold paper so I have an immediate duplicate for my customers to sign.

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Hello,

The most common cause of missing sections in the letters is a bad print head. These types of printers (Dot Matrix) create the print with the print head which has a line of small pins called hammers that are activated by an electromagnet. Each pin has its own hammer. If the electromagnet fails or you have something jamming the hammer then it will not move to strike the ribbon and make the image or letter. You can get a replacement print head online for about $15.00, the part number is 50063802. Here is a picture of what the print head looks like. :

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Posted on Jan 01, 2012

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SOURCE: CAN'T PRINT A "REPRINT.......ANY RECEIPT"

You're welcome. Please come back and give this answer a rating of fixya. Good day :c)

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:I have an Epson stylus color 600 I can't get to work with Windows XP.
This
: printer worked fine with my old Mac.
:
: I've tried everything I could and nothing is working. The printer is
: connected to
: the computer via parallel LPT1 port. I've installed the WindowsXP
resident
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verified). The
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the
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active or
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Click Printer at the top of the window again. Make sure that Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline are not check marked. If either setting is marked, click on the check mark to remove it.


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1. For Windows XP Professional, click on Start => Printers and Faxes.


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For Windows 2000, click Start => Settings => Printers.


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I
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I use IR for printing single pages only with either the BJC-80 or BJC-85.
USB to IRDA adapters work fine, and are less expensive $5-6 than
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