Epson Dot matrix printer repair

  Ptolemy 19:28 17 Oct 2006

I have an old, clunky Epson LQ-100. It's noisy and slow, but compared to my Ink Jet incredibly cheap to use (especially if you're not in a hurry or in the same room).

AFter not using the printer for a while it kept jamming so I took it apart to clean it out - nothing major involving screwdrivers, just unclipping the detachable parts.

When I went to put everything I found that a part from the rear had its path blocked by a flexible aluminium component.

I've tried every possible position and combination of putting everything back, but no matter what I do the printer is insisting it has no paper.

Obviously the flexible aluminium component makes a connection when there's no paper and I've b*ggered it up.

I'm sure it's simple once one has seen the part in place but it's got me stumped.

Can anyone make a suggestion or direct me to somewhere I can find a picture or diagram the printer?

  VoG II 19:45 17 Oct 2006

You could try the forums at click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:56 17 Oct 2006
  Ptolemy 21:03 17 Oct 2006

Fruit Bat, thnaks for the link, but it's now so old Epson don't even offerthe driver anymore.

VoG™ - that looks exactly like the thing I want, cheers.

Thanks to you both.

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