FX-880+ Impact Printer

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Q:
Why does my printer print garbage from MS-DOS and Windows?
A:
When a printer prints garbage, it usually indicates the wrong printer driver, faulty parallel cable, or a loose connection. Check to make sure the driver matches the printer emulation mode. You may be trying to print using the FX-880+ driver and the printer is set up for Okidata or IBM mode. Check the character table settings. Next, power OFF your printer and computer. Disconnect and reconnect the parallel cable on the printer and computer. Once the cable has been reconnected, power the printer and computer back ON. Try printing from MS-DOS. If you are still getting garbage, change the cable. We recommend a fully shielded cable, preferably 6 feet or less in length. If you are still experiencing problems after changing your cable, you may have a computer or printer port issue. If you take the cable and printer to another computer and it works fine, have your computer's port checked by an authorized dealer. If it still gives you garbage from another computer, have the printer serviced.

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