My Epson LQ 2180 printer prints only garbage

February 8, 2011 at 07:51:36
Specs: Windows 2003 server
My Epson LQ 2180 printer prints only garbage and it also sounds beep sound while it prints the garbage. I have checked the LPT port of the PC, LPT cable and also with other type of printer, all OK! Please do you have any suggestion?

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#1
February 8, 2011 at 09:07:54
Usually garbage printing indicates a driver problem - try uninstalling and reinstalling the printer.

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#2
February 8, 2011 at 09:22:22
Your cable may be defective or be the wrong type. Your cable shouldn't be longer than 6' and should not be laid in parallel close proximity to other wiring.

If the printer worked before using the cable you have now then try resetting both ends of the cable. In the BIOS I think you need to set the LPT port to an advanced mode. Look at the link below. Uninstalling and installing the printer again may help. I had issues years ago with an Epson parallel port printer and the issues cited above were the problem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1284


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