Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Stylewriter printer

Posted on 1999-01-27
7
Medium Priority
?
263 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Why does printer work but not print? Do you need details?
I've tried all remedies in "troubleshooting" in manual.
0
Comment
Question by:PStille
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:PStille
ID: 2014801
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:vikiing
ID: 2014802
¿What does "work but not print" mean?

¿What are the symptoms you see?

0
 

Author Comment

by:PStille
ID: 2014803
It means that the printer turns on, moves the paper through, even makes the back and forth noises just like it's printing... except then it sends a blank page out. The page even hesitates when there is a graphic...these are old, old, old little-memory LCIIs in a small, rural Arkansas high school jounalism class.
In other words, it looks like it's printing, it even sounds like it's printing...it just isn't, though. What else should I look for?

0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:vikiing
ID: 2014804
It sounds as if ink cartridges were empty, or dirty, or clogged, or something like. Have you checked that?

0
 

Author Comment

by:PStille
ID: 2014805
I replaced the both the color and the black ink cartridge, cleaned any ink I could see...there really wasn't much of
anything...then I pressed the printer button that clears
clogged things. The printer-check utility delivered a page
also absolutely blank when it's supposed to print lines to
help you determine what your problem is! This is maddening!
0
 

Author Comment

by:PStille
ID: 2014806
Thanks "Expert"
      ...it was not that the tanks had to be replaced but
the whole cartridge thing that they rest in! Of course we probably threw away perfectly good tanks of ink, now that I think about it.
      Anyway, thanks for your help. Do I have to do anything else in order that you get those points?
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
vikiing earned 400 total points
ID: 2014807
I'll repost my last comment as an answer:

It sounds as if ink cartridges were empty, or dirty, or clogged, or something like. Have you checked that?

It was not *THE* solution, but at least it gave you a clue...

0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you use a Brother DCP 130C or similar Brother printer, at some point you might encounter the following problem: after you change the ink cartridge, the printer displays an "ink empty" message. Sometimes you just need to follow the instructions…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question