LQ-870 Impact Printer

Selected FAQ

Q:
What settings do the DIP switches control?
A:
The newer LQ-870/LQ-1170 printers do not have dip switches.
Hold down the FONT button while you turn the printer on. It will
print out its settings and tell you how to change them.

* Indicates the factory setting

Table 1

SwitchONOFF
SW 1-1Switches 1-1 to 1-4 control
Internal character sets/Character Tables
Refer to Tables 3 and 4 below for settings
SW 1-2
SW 1-3
SW 1-4
SW 1-5Print DirectionUnidirectionalBidirectional*
SW 1-6High-speed draftOffOn*
SW 1-7Input bufferNone8 Kbytes*
SW 1-81" Skip-over-PerforationOnOff*



Table 2

SwitchONOFF
SW 2-1Page Length (for continuous paper)See Table 5
SW 2-2
SW 2-3Tear offOnOff*
SW 2-4Auto line feedOnOff*



Table 3 International character sets

CountrySW 1-1SW 1-2SW 1-3SW 1-4
USAONONONOFF*
FranceONONOFFOFF
GermanyONOFFONOFF
United KingdomONOFFOFFOFF
Denmark 1OFFONONOFF
SwedenOFFONOFFOFF
ItalyOFFOFFONOFF
Spain 1OFFOFFOFFOFF



Table 4 Character table

Graphics TypeSW 1-1SW 1-2SW 1-3SW 1-4
ItalicOff*
PC 437 (United States)ONONONON
PC 850 (Multilingual)ONONOFFON
PC 860 (Portugal)ONOFFONON
PC 863 (Canada-French)ONOFFOFFON
PC 865 (Norway)OFFONONON



Table 5

Page LengthSW 2-1SW 2-2
8.5 inches (216 mm)OFFON
11 inches (279 mm)OFFOFF*
11.7 inches (296 mm)ONON
12 inches (305 mm)ONOFF

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