• Subject: RE: IBM 5224 Printer Possessed?
  • From: "Mart, Nick" <Nick.Mart@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 10:29:21 -0500

Brad,

You hit the nail on the head about being possessed. I have experienced the
same thing. We put in new cabling. We tried twinax and twisted pair. We put
in a new power circuit. We tried a small UPS to condition the power supply. 

The item that seemed to work the best was to end the writer and power off
the printer. Reverse that the next morning. It seemed that during long
periods of idle time like overnight, the printer, writer, and/or the system
would hiccup. The only evidence of the problem would be the output that you
mentioned. 

This situation was not just an AS400 related problem. I saw this same thing
with 5224 & 5225 attached to 36's and 38's. 



-----Original Message-----
From: Stone, Brad V (TC OASIS) [mailto:bvstone@taylorcorp.com]
Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 9:35 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: IBM 5224 Printer Possessed?


This one is odd.

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?

Bradley V. Stone
Taylor Corporation - OASIS Programmer/Analyst   
bvstone@taylorcorp.com

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