82143A printer help



#2

Hello all,
I purchased a used 82143A printer for my 41C. The print out fades to the left. That is, when 12345678 is printed, the 123 are barely visible, 4 and 5 are faded, 678 are the darkest. Any ideas?
Thanks Mike H
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#3

Chances are it's a bad battery... They're real power pigs and you absolutely need a good battery to avoid this and other strange behaviours. Put a scope on the battery - you'll see the voltage drop as the head starts moving, the longer it runs, the lower the voltage, the dimmer the printing.

#4

The platen that backs up the paper may be out of position. The platen has a groove on the back of it that rests on a ridge in the print mechanism. It is basically held in place with springs at each end.


#5

Works Great

Mike H


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