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Panasonic Dot Matrix Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by skarz, Mar 6, 2002.

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  1. skarz

    skarz Thread Starter

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    My boss uses a Panasonic Quiet KX-P2124 DM printer (ancient!!) and the Out of Paper light is blinking, but it has paper. I don't know much about dot matrix printers. Can anyone help?
    Thanx
     
  2. littlemar

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    Does it print or is it just blinking?
     
  3. skarz

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    Will not print.
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Those are great printers......

    Hit the online button.
     
  5. littlemar

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    Is this the printer that uses the continuous form as the paper? If this is the case, try to remove the paper and reseat with the paper clamps. If that still doesn't work and you have the software or check their site for new drivers uninstall the printer and reinstall.

    Keep us informed. :)
     
  6. skarz

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    AcaCandy: the online light lights up but then goes out when I try to print.

    littlemar: I checked that, guess only thing left to do is reload drivers.

    I let you know how it turns out.

    Thank you both for your help.
     
  7. skarz

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    i tried reinstalling driver and it didn't do anything

    any more ideas??
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Have you tried turning it off then back on?
     
  9. skarz

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    yes, it just does the same thing. I'm gonna try to completely reinstall the printer. I let u guys know how it goes.
     
  10. ~Candy~

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    You might also try a new printer cable.....and is the ribbon all the way to the end by chance?
     
  11. Lurker1

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    Hi skarz

    It could be a problem with the printer paper switch. Have you tryed disconnecting it from the computer and seeing if you can run a self test? All the dot matrix printers I have seen have some kind of a self test built in.
     
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