If, one day, for no apparent reason, your printer decides to print no more, here are some diagnostic steps to take. Although it's the obvious, make sure the printer has power cord is plugged in securely and is turned on power indicator light is on also check the printer cable connections to the printer and the port at the back of the microcomputer. If the printer's on and the READY light is lit, try turning it off and back on. Check to be sure the ribbon isn't jammed or broken and that there's no paper stuck perhaps a teeny piece of paper right in front of the print wheel or a label gone astray and stuck to the underside of the platen.
OCLC Micro – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1989