Question about NEC Pinwriter P2X Matrix Printer

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NEC pinwriter P20

Hi guys and girls my printer has decided to take 2 A4 sheets to print 1 A4 page !!! how can this be ? well quite simple , it prints every line twice !!! if it is a large heading of , say , 4 lines , then it overprints 2 lines any geniuses out there [ or should that be genii ] tia

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  • lebesset Aug 12, 2007

    hi gerry ; tks for your rapid response

    seems I wasn't very clear !!!
    I put one sheet of paper in the hopper for a one page document ; it proceeds to print every line twice ,which is why it only half a page fits on the sheet ; looks like I stutter !!!

    after posting , did what you suggested and stripped and cleaned ; no change

    tried printing from word pad , just a few lines ...same

    tried another suggested driver ...same

    tried another computer ...same

    tried a self test with the printer unhooked from a computer , prints correctly !!

    maybe it just doesn't like my w2k when I try to print from my documents

    as they say where I live , m'aidez m'aidez

    if I don't give up trying to fix this soon , my wife is going to go find herself a toyboy :)

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Very funny. There are a number of things you can try. Start by checking for very small debris in paper feeder area and inside unit, especially around printhead carriages. Clean your unit thoroughly, including rollers and run allignment checks. Also check all printer settings for normality. Only load small amounts of paper at one time as this helps to avoid pressure on feeder rollers, and may alleviate 2 sheet feeding.

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