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DFX-5000 Plus Dot Matrix Printer stops in middle of job

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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Will stop printing in the middle of a job as if waiting for the information to buffer but never continues.  No alerts, no beeps.  Main logic board has been replaced and worked fine for a couple of days then reverted to previous stopping.  Now it is completely useless because the information will have to be deleted and retried and the same scenario will fulfill each time...print a few pages then stop...
Drivers are up to date, operating on Server 2003 with an external print server, but does same thing in direct hook-up minus the print server.  Cables have been replaced also.  Have a DFX5000 that works fine sitting right beside of it.
Stumped!
KRF
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If your not getting any error codes then I would guess your printer is faulty and needs service or replacement.
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test it on another pc with the same document, to show if the printer is the cause or not.

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Tested as a text document only on a laptop with a direct connection and it did the same thing.

I will check the print head to see if it is overheating or if it is being blocked by debris..
Thanks for all the Input!
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yep - looks like heating head (what does  not heat up these days?)
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