Epson TM88III receipt printer not printing

October 9, 2011 at 04:12:17
Specs: Windows 7, 1.0gb
Hi all,
I have a problem in that I cannot print anything to this printer (epson thermal tm88iii) I have no idea what to do!
I am trying to use this printer to print reciepts in microsoft access but no joy.
The printer works I have been told, I have printed a test page also and works fine but no drivers are coming up in windows 7.
Anyone got any ideas?

thanks


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#1
October 9, 2011 at 05:47:14
Which printer interface do you have parallel, serial, usb, or ethernet? What interface does your computer have?

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#2
October 9, 2011 at 09:06:00
Hi mate,
Its a serial interface, i have the printer connected to 21pin - 9pin converter attached to a 9pin serial cable connected to a Comm1 port on the pack of my pc.
my motherboard ia a asus p5sd2-vm

thanks.


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#3
October 9, 2011 at 10:48:41
com port enabled in bios? no drivers are needed. print text mode to port. check printer test for comm parameters.

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#4
October 9, 2011 at 12:44:26
I have enabled the comm port in bios
how do i print text mode to port?
and how do i check printer test comm parameters?

thanks


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#5
October 9, 2011 at 14:38:39
the printer status or test page usually has the comm parameters, the printer and computer ports have to be set the same.

note tm88 iv manual mentions the use of a null modem cable.


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#6
October 9, 2011 at 19:58:32
Yeah mate i have matched up the parramaters of the printer with those parameters with i installed the epson printer drivers (i.e 9600, etc...) still not communicating

I am also using a null modem cable.

still no luck!

i was reading on this link

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

about the dipswitch 2-1 switch should i turn this on?

thanks


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#7
October 10, 2011 at 00:11:16
2-1 off for most normal operation

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#8
October 11, 2011 at 06:27:41
still not getting any joy with this printer, i think ill get a star printer!

thanks anyway


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#9
October 11, 2011 at 08:27:45
I would try another computer first.

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