Question about OKI MICROLINE 520 Matrix Printer
This is a SNIP of a rather LONG FIX:
"Just purchased this thing and am running it a machine to print checks with (Win95, p1-200, 48 Mb ram). The Oki dot matrix printers don't give you drivers, they tell you to use the drivers from Win95 disk. Sure... (just lazy if you ask me :-) OK using the Oki Microline 184 IBM Turbo driver the thing works fine, EXCEPT that it *always* prints in NLQ mode no matter what the settings in the control panel, it just switches to NLQ before each print job. So... we switch to a "generic text" driver and it works fine that way EXCEPT that it no longer recognises the custom paper length (8.5" wide X 7" long) Now here's the wierd part... IF I switch back to the win95 driver, re-accept the custom paper size, print a test page (in NLQ of course), switch back to the generic driver, re-accept the the custom paper size, switch the printer to normal (non NLQ), and print it works fine with the custom paper size and non-NLQ mode until the next time it needs to print. The printer remains ON 24/7, so its not reseting itself. It just seems that with the Win95 driver there is no way to set it to print in anything but NLQ AND the generic driver refuses to keep the custom paper sizes in memory. Anyone seen this before? Never came accross this myself. I may just end up sending this thing back and getting an Epson or someting else."
AND THERE IS THIS:
"This is like going back to the dark ages....most of those old impact printers had dip switches to set things like default print quality. Additionally, Oki's usually came in two 'flavors'--plain Oki and IBM Oki. It's important that you install the correct driver between the two options..."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try reseting to factory defaults.
Power unit on while holding down "tear" and "FF Load" buttons.
Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
SOURCE: Okidata microline 521
You should clean the printer every six months (or after
about 300 hours of operation).
1. Turn the printer OFF.
2. Remove the paper from the path.
3. Open the access cover and remove the pull-up roller
4. Use a clean, dry cloth to dust the area around the
carriage shaft and platen. Be sure to remove any loose
particles of paper.
5. Reinstall the pull-up roller assembly.
6. Close the access cover.
Never use solvents or strong detergents on the
cabinet — they could damage the housing.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
SOURCE: alarm light flashing
Is the front cover on the printer(ifs its not the alarm light will keep flashing as there is a sensor that will trigger the alarm if the cover is not on or not on properly.Hope this helps?
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
If you have the software I would install it and see if it works if it does not
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you may have to install or update drivers Most of the
drivers/software I get are from a web site driverguide.com you need to fill out
a free registration then search for the driver you need download it in a format
you can use install it and then most times reboot the computer
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Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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