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Alps Printer Hang Up

By donsteward ·
An Alps MD-1000 printer stops part way through a print job (usually after the first complete pass) and appears to be receiving data, but nothing happens, and no message is displayed on the computer. Changing to printing direct clears the problem, indicating that it is related to the spooler.

Other printers from this computer work okay. The printer drivers have been removed and reinstalled.

Any thoughts?

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by falsedawn In reply to Alps Printer Hang Up

Hi, I have an Alps 5000. I have seen this problem a few times before but not reciently.
Following are steps I've taken in the past to rectify the problem, keeping in mind the Alps printer is a very fragile printer.
1). Not only remove,reinstall drivers, but also the programs used with the Alps.
2).A cartridge not seated just right.
3).This sug. you are not gunna like. There are a couple of things the alps looks for when sweeping across the "face" One is a latch-like button that is ingaged at the heads max sweep. Like hitting a limit switch if you will, the 2nd is a diode type light.
As I said earlyer, the alps is a very fragile printer. Someone hitting it to hard, trying to force the printhead back, drop kicking it will almost garrenty damage. If this be the case, send in for repair, Alps in LA.
Good luck

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Alps Printer Hang Up

by donsteward In reply to Alps Printer Hang Up

I am not sure why using the spooler would have the impact if the printer was physically damaged.

Have already removed and replaced all associated programs.

Any further thoughts?

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