There is always the possibility of a loose connection or a bad cable. You may be able to connect the parallel port of the printer to an Apple Macintosh using a “Grappler” or “PowerPrint. No, the platen knob is not to be used to load or adjust paper. Save your work, then exit Windows this will clear the Print Manager of any pending print jobs. We recommend getting a fully shielded cable, preferably 6 feet or less in length. Remove the paper from the tractor unit.

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This feature is selected via the printer’s control panel buttons.

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The flag reset timing feature settings are selectable through dip switches eepson the serial interface card. If you are still having problems, repeat the above steps. When printing, the paper feeds back to the top-of-form loading position.

If you are still getting garbage, disable the Windows Print Manager. SmartPark is an advanced paper handling feature. If it still gives you garbage from another epsn, have the printer taken in to be serviced. If this does not resolve your problem, take the cable and printer to another computer to determine if the problem is hardware related.

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Another option would be to purchase a 32KB buffered serial interface card C If you are still experiencing problems after changing your cable, you may have a computer or printer port issue. Another reason for the printer to pause or stop can be that the printer is waiting for more data or is in the middle of processing data already received.


You should change the number of lines per page to The printer remembers adjustments made to continuous paper, even after the printer is turned off.

If you decide to mask pin 31, use masking or electrical tape. Typically, dot matrix printers have fixed sized fonts which are about 10 points. Disconnect and reconnect the cable on the PC and the printer and try printing again.

With enhanced graphics it only takes a single pass to print true dpi. To switch to PC, make sure dip switch 1, 2, 3 and 4 on bank 1 are all ON. For Windows 95 or 98, click on Start, go to Settings, choose Printers.

Turn the printer off and remove the ribbon cartridge. Labels have a tendency to curl and peel off underneath the platen when being fed through the rear push tractor.

Kq-1170 you are already using a null modem cable, ensure that the Default Settings for the serial port on the printer match the settings on your computer. Keep holding these buttons down as you power-on the printer. No, they cannot be interchanged.


Make sure that the driver you have selected as your default printer is compatible. For more escape codes, please refer to the Command Summary of your User’s Manual.


EPSON is the first company to incorporate scalable fonts for laser-like printing in a dot matrix printer. Reload the paper onto the tractor unit and try to print. Turn the printer OFF to save the setting.

Most applications have a default page length of 66 lines per page when using 11″ continuous paper. If you have already reconnected the cable on the computer and the printer, changed to another cable, and are positive you are using a fully-shielded parallel exc, chances are that you are having a conflict in Windows. When a printer prints garbage, it usually indicates a faulty cable or a loose connection.

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If you are still getting garbage, change the cable. The printer should initialize properly. Insert the disk into the appropriate disk drive.