asked May 20, 2011 at 9:07am
Apple Apple StyleWriter Pro

Laserwriter Pro 630 Prints half width

I have an Apple Laserwriter Pro 630 which continues to print well. It just won't die.

In the last couple of days it begin shrink the print width to about 1/2 page even though it shows full width in the chooser. The complete document is printed at the 1/2 width. It also prints out the standard start up page in 1/2 width.

I have deleted and reinstalled the printer. Shut down and restarted the printer and computer.

I am using it on the latest version of Leopard on a MacBook Pro. I did nothing that I am aware of that would have caused the change.

Anybody have any suggestions for a fix?
I'm having problems picturing exactly what you are describing. As I understand it, the document is printed in its entirety, but it is compressed side to side, but is the correct length. Is that correct? Run a quick check for me please. Stick a straightened paper clip in this hole http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/guides/engine/ex
You should get a page of lines. Do they cover the whole page?
Please answer both questions.
by moe on May 20, 2011 at 9:35am Add comment
1. Yes

2. Found the test print button. it is black surrounded by a silver colored metal. It is now flush with the silver colored metal.
I pushed both hard and nothing happened. No printing at all. The button did not seem to move.

I tried a paper clip and a ball point pen refill.

By the way thanks for your quick response.
by unknown on May 20, 2011 at 10:04am Add comment
You can't see the test button. Look again where the red arrow points on the black plastic sidewall. There is just a small hole with the test button inside it.
by moe on May 20, 2011 at 10:34am Add comment
I tried the correct hole. It is marked by an arrow which points to it (it is embossed in but it is not red). I believe it may be stuck. It has been touch for the over 10 years that I have had the printer. This time I tried with a small phillips head screwdriver-still nothing.

By sighting close to the left front and using a flashlight, I could see the button. - unknown