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By kpm30519 ·
I recently got my hands on an old NEC Silentwriter SuperScript 610plus laser printer, with the 95/98 drivers included. After installing the printer on a 166 megahertz pentium, running win98 w/ 96 megs of ram, it seemed to work fine. Then I picked upthe comp and printer and moved them to another room (gently),now when I try to print, I get the message, "Printer off or not connected." I've been to NEC's website, and did what they sugested ("unseat and reseat the cable several times on the printer side"). I've switched cables, computers, reinstalled the drivers, etc, and I can't get the thing to print. Any suggestions?

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Old NEC Printer question

Sounds like a problem with the printer alright! I've seen this once before with these...they don't like being moved! With everything powered up and connected, remove the toner cartridge and laser drum from the printer. Re-fit them and allow the printer to reset itself and see if that cures the problem. It did for me. If the printer detects a problem with the drum alignment, it will not go 'on-line'.

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by kpm30519 In reply to Old NEC Printer question

sorry--did what you said (twice) still no joy.Even set the parrelel port to standard, no help. Thanks for the reply.

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by richard_barsby In reply to Old NEC Printer question

Hi does the printer print a self test page.

Rich

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by kpm30519 In reply to Old NEC Printer question

nope--no test page,nothing. Found that the Motorola PageworksPro 1100l drivers are compatable with the NEC 610 and windows 2k (did I mention this printer is a GDI?)Since I started using this driver and Win 2k, all I get are "cover open" errors. Very Strange.

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