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More Communication Errors

Oct 2, 2001 1:48:00 PM

A common cause of communications errors between your computer and printer is cabling. Many devices like Tape drives, Zip drives, Scanners, etc. now make use of the printer port to save money. By using the printer port, you don't have to purchase a separate SCSI (or other) adapter and tear your computer apart to install it.Read More

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Error Writing to Printer

Oct 2, 2001 1:51:00 PM

We often receive calls from customers reporting an error like this. When the computer cannot communicate with the printer there are several possible causes. If you see an error like this on your computer screen, more often than not, it means the printer has 'raised a flag' telling the computer that there's a problem...Read More

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If you are getting blank pages out of your Epson Stylus Color printer, there are a few basic steps you should take to determine the cause.Read More

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If your Canon Bubble Jet or MultiPass is sending out blank pages there are a few basic steps to take that should resolve the problem.Read More

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My printer prints blank pages!

Oct 3, 2001 2:00:00 PM

What we call, "blank output" is the number one trouble call we get on ink jet printers! The causes are different for Canon and Epson printers, so take your pick - Epson or Canon.

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Understanding your Printer Driver

Sep 5, 2003 2:01:00 PM

The 'printer driver' is a piece of software the printer manufacturer provides. Basically, it intercepts information directed to the printer and translates it into language the printer can understand. Any print jobs; from a web browser, email account, word processor, etc. are routed through the printer driver. Without a correctly installed driver, a printer will not print correctly.Read More

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Epson dot matrix, print head technical information. The basics, that apply to all dot matrix heads. (FX, LX, LQ and DFX models.)Read More

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DFX tractors: Everything we know

Oct 7, 2003 2:12:00 PM

Currently there are 4 different DFX models; the DFX-5000, DFX-5000+, DFX-8000 and DFX-8500. The issues discussed below may pertain to one, two, three, or all four models. Print this tip and read it carefully.Read More

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Epson projectors - lamp issues

Oct 21, 2003 2:14:00 PM

Lamp changing issue with regard to Epson projector models: PowerLite 5350, 5500c, 5550c, 7250, 7350, 7500c, 7550c, 8000i & 9000iRead More

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Stylus C82 & CX-5200 Print Head

Jun 7, 2004 2:16:00 PM

There are two different print heads that the Stylus C82 and CX-5200 could have come from the factory with. These models may have a metal print head, or silicon head. When replacing this part, an identical head must be used.Read More
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