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  • epson 740

    Can anyone help please?I cannot find any printer drivers in a4v3 that will make my epson 740 actually print.It just sits there dead.I have tried all of the epson drivers and nothing works.Any suggestions
    Thanks

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    RE: epson 740

    Haydn,

    I'm not familiar with the E-740 printer but it sounds to me like many of the problems we have read about when running A4 from Windows 98/2000, where the printer only sits there. Check you manual to see if it's DOS compatible, and type in the following line (at the very beginning) of the A4.BAT file (in the ALPHA4V6 Directory):
    type null>lpt1

    This did the trick for me.
    Hope it works for you.

    Augusto del Castillo

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      RE: epson 740

      Dear Augusto,
      Many thanks for your reply.In fact you were the only person to reply so once again many thanks.
      The printer according to epson is fully compatible with dos.The problem now is that I cannot find my a4.bat file in alpha4v3 directory.I have an a4 exe file is this one to modify?
      many thanks for your help
      Haydn

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      • #4
        RE: epson 740


        First, make sure there is no a4.bat file in your c: directory (or whatever directory you're in when you type "a4" to start the program.

        If you have no A4.bat file, you can use notepad to make one.

        Start notepad, and type the following:

        type null>lpt1
        a4.exe



        Then save the file as a4.bat in the directory from which you normally start the program.

        I don't know if that will start your printer or not, but that's the batch file that would implement Augusto's suggestion.

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        • #5
          RE: epson 740

          Paul's suggestion is correct. I normally place the a4.bat in the ALPHA4V6 directory and create a shortcut to place on the Desktop so I can run it from there. If the printer doesn't work with this trick, it's probably not DOS compatible.
          Good luck.

          Augusto del Castillo

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          • #6
            RE: epson 740

            Dear Augusto & Paul,
            many Many thanks for the help.I did as suggested and still had no luck with my printer.
            However,they say that there is no fool like and old fool so that makes me very very old and very much the biggest fool around.The reason being as follows,my printer is never switched off at the mains or at its button,consequently every time I boot it accepts the windows drivers,when running A4 if I switch the printer off,leave for a few seconds then switch back on the printer works fine for a4 with the epson driver 2000
            Sorry to have caused so much trouble but perhaps the answers provided may well help others

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            • #7
              RE: epson 740

              Glad you found a way to make it work
              Learn something new everyday...

              Good luck,

              Augusto del Castillo

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