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  1. #1
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    Epson Printer

    An Epson Stylus color 400 that stops half way through a print job. Self test is ok.
    I've re-installed the printer drivers.
    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    ComTech Guest
    Half way through print job?
    Try DIR > LPT1 in dos (should work with epsons). Make sure it goes thorugh entire dir.

    IF NOT check bios should be ECP/EPP (I think) if not try those or BI-Directional for parallel port mode.

    IF DOSE check your lpt ver on your lpt.vxd, it should be 4.00.955 (I think .955 im sure) if not microsofts site has updated lpt.vxd driver.

    OR TRY

    -DIFF CABLE?
    -DOC TOO BIG?
    -CHANGE THE DATA TYPE FROM EMF (i THINK) TO RAW DATA (SHOULD BE IN PRINTER DRIVER PROPERTIES--> PORT SETTINGS )
    IF IN WARRANTY CONTACT EPSON FOR ISSUES
    HOPE SOMETHING HELPS



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
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    hey i have the same exact thing going on....are you running win98? is yours a usb printer? i have emailed epson and they are not much help....

  4. #4
    epson 400

    -should NOT be using ECP (spp, standard or bi-directional)
    -cable length should not be more than 6"
    -dos test will not work ->this uses an ESC/P raster chip, it has no instructions for ESC/P2, which is required for DOS printing.
    -raw format is correct
    -check lpt.vxd
    -uncheck both boxes in spool settings (details tab in the driver)
    -try printing directly to printer - in port settings, details tab of driver....
    -make sure you have the correct driver!!


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  5. #5
    e=mc2 Guest
    chef you have nail it on the target. not much else I can say here.

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