Imagewriter I hardware problem

Imagewriter I hardware problem

Post by William Ma » Sun, 31 Aug 2003 02:58:25


Hi:

Believe it or not, I've been using my Imagewriter I since I got it new
in 1985. I used it for everything until Laser Printers became the norm
around here about 1989. Since then, I've used it to to print 5 part
forms and labels. I stopped using the five part forms earlier this year
and haven't used it much lately. However, when I tried to use it
yesterday, the print head carriage starting moving normally but then
began jumping back and forth accompanied by a strange grunting sound
like gears stripping or something slipping.

Since it has been sitting usused lately, I suspect the problem is dried
lubricant somewhere internally. Does anyone have any advice as to the
cause of the problem?

Obviously, it's not worth paying to get this old war horse repaired plus
I've got an unused IW II at home I could bring in to work. But I like
teh way the IW I handles paper (and especially labels) and would like to
bring it back to life.

Thanks,

Bill
 
 
 

Imagewriter I hardware problem

Post by Al » Sun, 31 Aug 2003 05:34:26

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Check out your town's recycling center, if you have one. They are being
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the town dump, but now there are spots designated for computers, tvs,
tires, and the like. And the scavanger, like me, abound.

Al

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There's never enough time to do it right the first time.......

 
 
 

Imagewriter I hardware problem

Post by quadrajet » Sun, 31 Aug 2003 08:31:43

<< > Hi:

Clean and oil the chrome rod that the printhead moves back and forth on. Use
a light oil like 3-n-1 oil. Not WD-40, something heavier than that.

Raymond
 
 
 

Imagewriter I hardware problem

Post by oaalan » Mon, 01 Sep 2003 11:56:21

<<
<< > Hi:

Clean and oil the chrome rod that the printhead moves back and forth on. Use
a light oil like 3-n-1 oil. Not WD-40, something heavier than that.

Raymond

>>


Also try removing the ribbon and advancing it quite a bit by hand, or better
yet try a new one. Sometimes the drag created by a ribbon that has sat a long
time along with the drag from the rails is enough to cause this problem.

Owen