Firing up old printers

Kevin Parker trash80 at
Tue Oct 20 04:12:51 CDT 2015

As I gradually get my long stored collection out of boxes and onto benches
I'm starting to turn my attention to a lot of old dot matrix printers I


I seem to recall reading or hearing a very long time ago that where a
printer has not been fired up for eons that the pins can be stuck in the
print head (e.g. by old ink drying out) and cause damage (e.g. bend pins)
when it tries to print.


I'd be most grateful for any advice on anything I need to do before hitting
the print command.


Thank you!! 




Kevin Parker




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