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Printer Troubleshooting Pocket Reference

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ISBN-10: 0071354204

ISBN-13: 9780071354202

Edition: 1999

Authors: Stephen J. Bigelow

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This text is intended to provide concise, no-frills procedures and explanations. A reader can quickly find the answers to their printer problems and questions.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Symptoms
Setup and Configuration
Selecting a Printer
Making It Work
Switchbox Guidelines
Fixing garbled print
Switchbox alternatives
Managing Printer Drivers
Check the printer "Properties"
Installing a new printer driver
Updating printer drivers
Changing the printer's emulation
Try reinstalling the printer driver
Try the generic/text driver
Try an alternative LPT.VXD file for Windows 95
Tips for printing .PRN and .PS files
Adjusting printer speed
Trouble Printing Through Windows
Delete .TMP and .SPL files
Check/adjust the spool settings
Trouble with Printer Port Hardware
Try disabling the ECP mode
Try reinstalling/checking the printer port
Understanding Laser Printer Languages
The HP PCL family
The Adobe PostScript family
Microsoft Windows GDI
Manufacturer-specific languages
Non-laser languages on laser printers
Emulation switching
Understanding the Media
Paper
Pre-printed materials
Card stock
Envelopes
Labels
Transparencies
Printer Maintenance
Impact Printer Maintenance
Basic impact maintenance
Impact quick checks
Tackling major impact problems
Ink-Jet Printer Maintenance
Basic ink-jet maintenance
Ink cartridge tips
Ink-jet quick checks
Tackling major ink-jet problems
Laser Printer Maintenance
Basic laser maintenance
Toner cartridge tips
Laser printer quick checks
Tackling major laser problems
Printer performance tips
Using PRINTERS
All about PRINTERS
Obtaining your copy of PRINTERS
Installing and starting from the floppy drive
Installing and starting from the hard drive
The work screen
Configuring the program
Running the impact tests
Running the ink-jet tests
Running the laser/LED tests
About PRINTERS
Quitting PRINTERS
Making PRINTERS better
Printers under Windows
Printing Tips for Windows 98
Canon Color Ink-Jet
Fargo Primera/Fargo Primera Pro
HP DeskJet 340, 1000C, 1100C, and 1120C
HP DeskJet 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 series
HP DeskJet Portable 310/320
HP LaserJet printers
HP OfficeJet 500 and 600
HP OfficeJet Pro 1150C
HP PhotoSmart Photo printer
HP Printer/Scanner/Copier Series 300
LaserMaster printers
Lexmark Custom and MarkVision drivers
NEC SilentWriter SuperScript 610
Panasonic KX-P6100, KX-P6300, and KX-P6500
QMS JetScript boards
True Type fonts
Windows 3.1x
Windows 3.1x symptoms
Windows 95/98 troubleshooting
The "Safe Mode"
Check and correct the printer driver
Printing directly to the printer port
Controlling bidirectional support
Clearing spooler files
Windows 95/98 symptoms
Printer Troubleshooting
Guidelines for Safe and Effective Troubleshooting
Impact Printer Troubleshooting
Impact heating problems
Ribbon transport troubleshooting tips
Head/ribbon symptoms
Electronic/control symptoms
Mechanical symptoms
Application or setup symptoms
Ink-jet Printer Troubleshooting
Head clog problems
Electrical contact problems
Understanding ink-jet papers
Color printing performance tips
Color matching tips
Ink cartridge symptoms
Color-related symptoms
Mechanical symptoms
Application or setup symptoms
Laser Printer Troubleshooting
EP cartridge tips
Printer memory troubleshooting tips
Paper jam troubleshooting tips
Repetitive defect troubleshooting guidelines
Controller (logic) symptoms
Registration symptoms
Laser/scanner symptoms
Drive and transmission symptoms
HVPS symptoms
Fusing symptoms
Corona (charge roller) symptoms
Other laser printer symptoms
Application-related symptoms
Laser Printer Error Codes and Messages
Ink-Jet Printer Dialog Codes and Messages
Printer Manufacturers Online
Printer Glossary
Index