TS2040 Photos!

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dessony
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TS2040 Photos!

Post by dessony » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:22 am

Hello everybody,

I was curious about whether the TS2040 has its own belt. So, I decided to open it up then take a few photos of the certain printer and its innards. Surprise! NO BELT at all! :lol:

Thank you very much in advance.

Cheers,
DesSony
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TS2040 Motherboard Top.JPG
Motherboard - top view
TS2040 EPROM.JPG
EPROM
Printer motor area.JPG
Printer motor area
Printer head section.JPG
Printer head section
TS2040 Bottom case.JPG
TS2040 Bottom case

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Re: TS2040 Photos!

Post by Moggy » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:30 pm

That's right no flimsy belt, no puny styli,just a motor idler gear and platen. The paper slides under the platen to the fixed print head which has a matrix of small dimples/points/dots which when heated in the correct sequence cause the thermal paper to react accordingly and hey presto words appear.

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Re: TS2040 Photos!

Post by dessony » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:14 pm

TS2040's print head is vibrating sideways, not fixed! Someday, I will video its print head movement then post it here.

DesSony

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Re: TS2040 Photos!

Post by Moggy » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:00 pm

Thermal printers are in the main fixed head,when possessing a full matrix of dots/dimples.
The Alphacom/Timex being a relatively cheap device has an equally cheap head without a full compliment of dots so there is a need to shuffle the head slightly side to side to make up for a deficient matrix, so a semi floating head would be a better term in this printers case as it doesn't move the full width of the paper.

Apologies for not making this clear by using a general description of thermal printers instead of this specific model. :oops:

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Re: TS2040 Photos!

Post by siggi » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:15 pm

Maybe you should replace that big electrolytic capacitor by a new one .....

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