• Subject: Re: 4230 Printer Problem...
  • From: Chuck Lewis <CLEWIS@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 19:48:31 -0500

Thanks for the feedback Bruce.

Yep, I remember the 4224 days and the blue forms thickness lever. When these
4230's first got here I was expecting to see those and found none. The manual
pointed out that these were "self adjusting"...

REALLY sorry to hear about this merger. Doesn't sound to good for you AS/400
folks - especially with the Unix and NT bigots that I imagine you will run into.
I guess your company getting the short side of the deal in this merger (i.e. 
they
are taking you over) ?

They and an old NCR Unix box here running home grown and terribly out dated
applications... The owners made a VERY wise decision to move the way they did !

Let me know how it goes !

Chuck

Bruce Shaw wrote:

> HI, Chuck
> sorry to hear about your printer prob; wish I knew of solution; on our old
> 4234s sometimes the operator didn't replace all the correct switches and
> levers after changing ribbons. The printer would print and outq would looklike
> its running ok but the output forms wouldn't have any print on them because 
>the
> hammers weren't able to reach the forms. BTW, you noted you came from a Unix
> box; I'm curious to know what kind of Unix, Unix box, and application. The
> reason is my company is merging with another which is Unix dominated. The
> current mentality is replacing our CISC AS400 with a Unix-NT only environment
> with 6-9 months (rather than upgrading to RISC AS400). They're planning on
> rewriting our apps (service order
> dispatching with billing/invoicing/client info backends) in C++. We have about
> 40 GB of data and some 3/4 million lines of code (in RPG). In addition, we 
>also
> have JDEdwards running; how does that compare to your reverse situation?
> TIA
> Bruce Shaw
> 'Wish me RISC?'
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Chuck Lewis
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 9:54 AM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject: 4230 Printer Problem...
> > Importance: High
> >
> >
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > We just came up live on our AS/400 yesterday (from a Unix box) and all
> > is going fairly well all things considered !
> >
> > One problem that I am having at one (thankfully ONLY one) of our remote
> > locations...
> >
> > The 4230-101 printer seems to be loosing data, i.e. not printing
> > everything. I had the printer here yesterday and printed 50+ pages with
> > no problem.
> >
> > I have had them try changing the printer ribbon with no luck. The weird
> > thing is that the form is a 3 part NCR and when they checked the 2nd and
> > 3rd copies, the stuff that was missing on the first was missing on them
> > ! So the ribbon was probably NOT the problem but needed to be changed
> > anyway.
> >
> > We are going to try and move it to another port on the control unit and
> > see what that does.
> >
> > Anyone have ANY idea what might be causing this ? We picked the 4230's
> > up on the used market but they have been refurbished and look GREAT !
> > What about maybe resetting to Factory Defaults ? I think that is an
> > option on these...
> >
> > Thanks in advance !!
> >
> > Chuck
> >
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