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June 10, 2005 7:38:27 PM

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I've have had many problems with many Ink Jet / laser printers from
replacement cartridges to USB's failure to reinstall etc.
I also still have a Star NX-2320 dot matrix printer that ran forever until I
upgraded to XP. Where can I find an updated driver to let me use it under
Win XP? Star Micronics US doesn't recognize it. Thank you.

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June 10, 2005 11:42:53 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

> I also still have a Star NX-2320 dot matrix printer that ran forever until I
> upgraded to XP.

My memory is so very vague on which micronics printers i've had, but
the last one I used I believe was the NX-2124 rainbow. 24 pin, extra
foam, quiet mode, one line LCD display. I remember it was one of the
few printers not worthless without the manual. I gave it away but used
the stock Win2k and WinXP drivers and picked the only Rainbow option in
the model number range which would be nx-2420 rainbow.

The driver IIRC is very generic, and installing just about anything
from the star micronics nx class also installs windows fonts. Using
those in word will allow word to display WYSIWYG and actually have your
text flow normaly even using the printer's proportional fonts. Using
windows fonts makes the whole process slow and slugish on the best of
days.

What I find odd is there a "NX-1000" driver, which would have been an
older 9pin printer also in a rainbow model. I sold that much earlier.
I laugh that it's supported in WinXP yet I had to muck around and find
a newer more expensive model that was pretty much the apex of dot
matrix printers before inkjets became vogue.

If worse comes to worse, this should install the printer's xp driver
which installs the stock fonts into windows and you can at least use
them in word or whatever, install a generic text printer manualy
selecting the front.
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 4:19:24 AM

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Try an Epson MX80 driver. Many of the printers in that era were Epson
compatible.

jorge wrote:

>I've have had many problems with many Ink Jet / laser printers from
>replacement cartridges to USB's failure to reinstall etc.
>I also still have a Star NX-2320 dot matrix printer that ran forever until I
>upgraded to XP. Where can I find an updated driver to let me use it under
>Win XP? Star Micronics US doesn't recognize it. Thank you.
>
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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:25:05 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

You may have to try hit and miss using the XP "in box" drivers (those
provided by MicroSoft) until you hit one that works (or not ;-))

Art

jorge wrote:

> I've have had many problems with many Ink Jet / laser printers from
> replacement cartridges to USB's failure to reinstall etc.
> I also still have a Star NX-2320 dot matrix printer that ran forever until I
> upgraded to XP. Where can I find an updated driver to let me use it under
> Win XP? Star Micronics US doesn't recognize it. Thank you.
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 2:28:49 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

One other thought, if you still have your printer manual, you may be
able to change the emulation the printer uses. Some can emulate older
Epson standard or IBM standard drivers, which you may be able to switch
with some dip switch changes. Then try the drivers within XP that work
with those emulated printers.

Art

jorge wrote:

> I've have had many problems with many Ink Jet / laser printers from
> replacement cartridges to USB's failure to reinstall etc.
> I also still have a Star NX-2320 dot matrix printer that ran forever until I
> upgraded to XP. Where can I find an updated driver to let me use it under
> Win XP? Star Micronics US doesn't recognize it. Thank you.
>
>
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