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Printer prints one line, then alarm light comes on and stops printing.

Our printer prints out the first line, then stops, the alarm light comes on and the pitch changes from 10 to PROP. Everything is connected. We have tried unplugging power cord, and cable and plugging back in. HELP!

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Sir the printer is giving line because the cartiage or toner is not of good quality so it does not melt properly and produces line while the alarm comes and stop printing is due to the problem in charging cathode or gutter

Posted on Jun 03, 2013

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SOURCE: Printer Alarm Light

Your carriage motor could be the problem.
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SOURCE: Printer font default

OKI printers tend to only print in the font size that you give it in the print options or the softwares printing properties that you are using, you will find that it just indicates the font size being printed if it changes back, this means it's set to 10 in the print properties or the actual programme print setting.

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SOURCE: Alarm light Microline 320 Turbo 9 pin printer - won't print

We swapped out the printer for another one we had in the office that was working. The new printer also got the alarm light. From that we concluded that it was a bad serial card. We swapped the serial card from another printer, and the original printer started working perfectly. Now we just need to find out where we can purchase another serial card, as we have no more 'spares' around here.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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possibility something wrong with the carriage, this is the black piece where the ribbon sits on, there are gears in there that will break, very common

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2)turn off printer and move the carriage my hand from side to side, should be smooth, if you hit a bump or tick, it's the carriage.
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