Epson FX-2170 Service Manual

About Epson FX-2170 Service Manual

Epson FX-2170 Service Manual describes functions, theory of electrical and mechanical operations, maintenance, and repair of the FX-2170. The instructions and procedures included herein are intended for the experienced repair technician, and attention should be given to the precautions on the preceding page. The chapters are organized as follows:

Chapter 1 - Provides a general product overview, Lists specifications, and illustrates the main components of the printer.
Chapter 2 - Describes the theory of printer operation.
Chapter 3 - Includes a step-by-step guide for product disassembly and assembly.
Chapter 4 - Includes a step-by step guide for addjustement.
Chapter 5 - Provides Epson-approved techniques for troubleshooting.
Chapter 6 - Describes prevetive maintenance techniques.

The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice

Epson FX-2170 Specifications

These specifications provide statistical information for the the FX-2170 serial impact dot matrix printer.

Epson FX-2170 Features

The FX-2170 is a 9-pin serial impact dot-matrix printer suitable for the VAR (value added reseller) market. The major features of this printer are:

  • Print speed High speed
    • draft 440 characters per second (cps) Draft 330 cps
    • LQ 66 cps at 10 characters per inch (cpi)
  • Feeding method
    • Friction feed (front, rear)
    • Push tractor feed (front, rear)
    • Push and pull tractor feed (front, rear)
    • Pull tractor feed (front, rear, bottom)
  • Feeder
    • Front push tractor, rear push tractor, CSF bin 1 / bin 2 (optional)
    • Pull tractor (optional) , roll paper j holder (optional)
  • Paper/media labels, roll paper Single sheets, continuous paper, multipart paper, envelopes, card stock
  • Fonts
    • 2 LQ and 1 draft bitmap typefaces
    • 8 barcode fonts
  • Character tables
    • Standard version 11 tables
    • NLSP version 19 tables
  • Input buffer 64KB
  • Acoustic noise 55 dB (A), ISO 7779 pattern
  • Reliability
    • Total print volume 7.5 million lines, except printhead
    • MTBF 6000 power on hours (POH)
    • Printhead life 200 million characters
    • Ribbon life 12 million characters
  • Interfaces Bidirectional parallel interface (IEEE-P1284 nibble mode supported) Type B I /F Level 2 (option)
  • Control codes ESC/P and IBM 2380/2381 plus emulation
  • Copy capability 1 original + 5 copies
  • Control panel functions Font, Pitch, Pause, Tear off, Bin, LF/FF, Load/Eject, Micro Adjust, Default setting

Epson FX-2170 Optional Units

Unit Description
High-capacity cut sheet feeder 1 (bin 1) C80673*
Second bin cut sheet feeder 2 (bin 2) C80674*
Pull tractor unit C80032*
Roll paper holder #8310
Serial I/F card C82305* / C82306*
32KB intelligent serial I/F card C82307* / C82308*
32KB intelligent parallel I/F card C82310* / C82311*
Local Talk I/F card C82312*
32KB IEEE-488 I/F card C82313*
Coax I/F card C82314*
Twinax I/F card C82315*
Ethernet I/F card C82331*


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