• Subject: RE: IBM 5224 Printer Possessed?
  • From: Buck Calabro <mcalabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 11:08:13 -0400

Yeah.  There's a HEX or DUMP button that's very close to the STOP button (if
I remember correctly.)  The operator is pressing the dump button, thereby
printing the buffer in hex.  It's a debugging feature.

Buck Calabro
Billing Concepts Albany, NY

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS) 
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 10:35 AM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      IBM 5224 Printer Possessed?
> We have one company who has an IBM 5224 printer.  This company receives
> POs
> from other plants.  When they do, the PO prints out on the printer.
> Now, every once in a while, maybe once a month, the printer prints the
> report in what looks like a hex dump mode.  Very odd.  The only thing
> consistant that we can figure from this is that it happens in the morning,
> usually the first thing that prints on the printer for that day.  
> Once this has been printed, it acts normally.  We can reprint the same PO
> and it prints fine.  It seems to also only be with this certain PO
> printout,
> not anything else.
> Has anyone else seen anything like this?
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