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asked Aug 11, 2000 at 9:34pm
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Gestetner GLX800

The GLX800 is a postscript printer built on the cannon SX/TX engine.
I am trying to resurect one sold to me for 50c :-).
I've fixed the fuser error (standard fault), but now it warms up then gives me a "no secndry font" message and goes no further.
As I've never seen one of these working, and certainly don't have a manual, I have no idea if this is just a complaint that it needs a font cartridge (which I haven't got) or something else.
Anyone any ideas?
: The GLX800 is a postscript printer built on the cannon SX/TX engine.
: I am trying to resurect one sold to me for 50c :-).
: I've fixed the fuser error (standard fault), but now it warms up then gives me a "no secndry font" message and goes no further.
: As I've never seen one of these working, and certainly don't have a manual, I have no idea if this is just a complaint that it needs a font cartridge (which I haven't got) or something else.
: Anyone any ideas?

Never seen that model, although it is a Canon SX engine. The complaint kind of sounds like it needs a font cartrige, but no telling what kind. I've got boxes of cartridges for HPII/III printers. It might have used a plug in cartridge for the postscript. You should try and see if it'll do an engine test. You can do one by hitting the test button located on the lower base (right side, in the center). It's usually inside a small hole.

by moe on Aug 11, 2000 at 10:21pm Add comment
::The GLX800 is a postscript printer built on the cannon SX/TX engine.
:It might have used a plug in cartridge for the postscript.

They have their own custom formatter board (takes upto 6MB ram onboard :-), shouldn't think they needed a PS cartridge.
Maybe they didn't license Adobe fonts, so you have to buy a font cart ...?

:You should try and see if it'll do an engine test. You can do one by hitting the test button located on the lower base (right side, in the center). It's usually inside a small hole.
Yep, already tried that, works fine.

It appears to be made in Australia, the LCD message panel even has a small kangaroo hopping across it while it waits while warming up :-)

.... I'll go and examine the font cart socket, see if it's got the same socket as other SX models...

by unknown on Aug 12, 2000 at 5:22am Add comment