What settings do the DIP switches control?

  • The newer LQ-870/LQ-1170 printers do not have dip switches.
    Hold down the FONT button while you turn the printer on. It will
    print out its settings and tell you how to change them.

    * Indicates the factory setting

    Table 1

    SwitchONOFF
    SW 1-1Switches 1-1 to 1-4 control
    Internal character sets/Character Tables
    Refer to Tables 3 and 4 below for settings
    SW 1-2
    SW 1-3
    SW 1-4
    SW 1-5Print DirectionUnidirectionalBidirectional*
    SW 1-6High-speed draftOffOn*
    SW 1-7Input bufferNone8 Kbytes*
    SW 1-81" Skip-over-PerforationOnOff*
    Table 2

    SwitchONOFF
    SW 2-1Page Length (for continuous paper)See Table 5
    SW 2-2
    SW 2-3Tear offOnOff*
    SW 2-4Auto line feedOnOff*
    Table 3 International character sets

    CountrySW 1-1SW 1-2SW 1-3SW 1-4
    USAONONONOFF*
    FranceONONOFFOFF
    GermanyONOFFONOFF
    United KingdomONOFFOFFOFF
    Denmark 1OFFONONOFF
    SwedenOFFONOFFOFF
    ItalyOFFOFFONOFF
    Spain 1OFFOFFOFFOFF
    Table 4 Character table

    Graphics TypeSW 1-1SW 1-2SW 1-3SW 1-4
    ItalicOff*
    PC 437 (United States)ONONONON
    PC 850 (Multilingual)ONONOFFON
    PC 860 (Portugal)ONOFFONON
    PC 863 (Canada-French)ONOFFOFFON
    PC 865 (Norway)OFFONONON
    Table 5

    Page LengthSW 2-1SW 2-2
    8.5 inches (216 mm)OFFON
    11 inches (279 mm)OFFOFF*
    11.7 inches (296 mm)ONON
    12 inches (305 mm)ONOFF
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