The printer does not require any routine maintenance.
However, reasonable care of the printer will extend Its
life. The following preventive and periodic measures are
Keep all liquids away from the printer. Accidental
spillage of a liquid into the printer can cause severe
Do not block the air flow around the printer. Do not
place books, paper, or other items on top of the
Special care should be taken to protect the printer If
It Is used in an unfriendly environment such as a
machine shop, a dusty or sandy area, etc.
The life of the printhead can be extended by
observing a few simple precautions.
- Do not operate the printer without paper and a
ribbon cassette Installed.
-Avoid continuous use of the same pins
(underline, semi-graphics, etc.) without allowing
the print head time to cool.
- Do not obstruct the movement of the print head
while in operation.
If the printer Is not going to be used for an extended
period, unplug the power cord.
Cleaning the unit is the most Important action the user
can perform. The frequency of cleaning Is dependent
upon the environment.
Turn the power OFF.
Clean the case and covers with a soft cloth. Use any
mild commercial cleaner.
Remove the top and the smoked plastic covers.
Vacuum or dust the Inside area of the unit. Be very
careful not to damage the flex ribbon cable and the
carnage drive belt.
The platen should be cleaned with denatured alcohol
The carriage guide bar can be lubricated with a very
single ribbon permits the printing of about 4 million
characters. When the printing starts to fade, gently push
the counter spring In the ribbon cassette hole with the tip
of a ballpoint pen or other object Once the ribbon
cassette is mounted onto the carnage and printing Is
performed for a short time, the characters become
Do not push this before the printer starts to fade. If
the ribbon has too much ink, the characters may
smear when printed.
Wear and tear of the print head pins may causes
serious damage of the ribbon and printing to fade. In
such case the printer needs servicing.
Most problems associated with the printer can be traced
to improper setup, Installation, or cabling. The table on
page 8-3 will assist the user In identifying and correcting
some of the more common problems. If you need
additional help, contact the store from which the unit was