Bad printing on a EPSON LX - 810

Well I have an EPSON LX-810, wich works fine , but I think the printing is like 'non calibrated' since it has 'white lines' like print no print, making the image be artificially enlarged with no clarity.

need guidance since I'm in the middle of bolivian andes with no possible technical help.

thanks in advance
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gsoldadoAsked:
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slink9Commented:
It sounds like it either has CR/LF messed up or it has had a dip switch changed to do this.  Has anyone been playing with the dip switches on it?  Can you try a new cable to make sure it is not the problem?
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gsoldadoAuthor Commented:
Well may be, but I have changed the dipp switch to very specific configs and it works the same BAD. what do you mean with th CR/LF? so it's advancing more or may be less from what it should?
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slink9Commented:
CR/LF is the signal sent to the printer to start a new line.  It stands for Carriage Return/Line Feed.  It could be that the printer has just lived it's life and it is now time for it to be retired.  If you have tried it on another computer with another cable and the correct drivers and it still happens then the problem is the printer itself.  If you have verified that the DIP switches are set correctly you have done all you can as a user.  It is time to have a tech look at it or junk it, whichever is more cost effective.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
What is your Operating System?  This information pertains to your model and should be of help to you.

For Windows XP
http://support.epson.com/webadvice/wa0303.html

for Windows ME
http://support.epson.com/webadvice/wa0300.html

Dip Switch information for your model that requires correct settings for your environment:
http://support.epson.com/webadvice/wa0292.html

for the print quality issues, this may help:
Some video drivers may cause a conflict in memory between the printer driver and video memory. Try changing to the Windows video driver provided by Microsoft or check to see if the video card manufacturer has an updated video driver available. This is often the cause of strange printing problems such as missing characters or lines through through the printed document.
Broken printhead pins may also cause this problem. If the problem continues when performing the printer's self test then the printhead is most likely the problem. This would need to be serviced by an Epson authorized repair center.

More here:
http://support.epson.com/hardware/printer/dotmatrix/lx810_/webadvice_pc.html

Hope this helps you, please provide feedback.

Thanks,
":0) Asta
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thanks, sounds perfectly fair.
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