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IBM 5152  -  Power Up Behaviour



No Paper

With the 5152 not connected to a computer, if you power up the 5152 when it has no paper:

Lights

Light (LED) Action
POWER Turns on
READY Remains off
NO PAPER Turns on
ONLINE Remains off

Print head

If at 5152 power up, the print head was not far left, the print head will move to there.
If at 5152 power up, the print head was already far left, you will see the print head move to the right by about 1 cm, then return.

Speaker

The 5152 will beep.



With Paper

With the 5152 not connected to a computer, if you power up the 5152 when it has paper:

Lights

Light (LED) Action
POWER Turns on
READY Turns on
NO PAPER Remains off
ONLINE Turns on

Print head

If at 5152 power up, the print head was not far left, the print head will move to there.
If at 5152 power up, the print head was already far left, you will see the print head move to the right by about 1 cm, then return.

Speaker

No beep.



Print Test

Providing that the 5152 has paper (and behaves as in the 'With Paper' section above), then a print test will occur if the LINE FEED button is held down when the 5152 is powered up.  The 5152 will continuously print out lines of characters, in what appears to be a test pattern.