Hi all , I am all lost here.. my zebra 330i card printer shows a message that the ribbon is broken. I installed new ribbon as well as ran a test card which came out succesful..but when i try to print a card from ms word ,the display first reads downloading data and then reads broken ribbon . i am totally lost here .can anybody help?
Re: broken ribbon message for my zebra card printer
It could mean that the ribbon sensor on the printer is broken. Sounds like you need to send back to zebra for repair. This is free if printer is still under warranty. check out zebra's website for info on how to return printers for service.
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Either your print-driver settings don't match the ribbon installed, or you have a bad ribbon sensor. Check your driver settings via the Windows printer center screen (Win7: Start Button => Devices and Printers; WinXP: Start Button => Printers and Faxes); locate your Zebra printer, then right-click on it and select "Printing Preferences". Locate the tab for the ribbon setting, and ensure the setting here matches the ribbon you have loaded. NOTE - you must have Windows administrator rights for your Windows log-in ID to make any changes to the driver settings. Contact your network administrator if you do not have these elevated privileges, and they can log in and make any required change for you.
i will need to know, how the printer is connected, USB or network?
did come any error at lcd panel?
is the printer on at all times or went offline?
please reinstall driver or install diferent driver ( seagullscientific.com).
please let me know how it goes.
Hello, assuming the supplies are Zebra and there is no discernible damage to the ribbon, it could mean that the ribbon sensor on the printer is broken. if your printer is still under warranty you can ship back to Zebra (Illinois) to get it repaired. The zebra website has info on how to return printers for service. Hope this helps.
The "i"suffix was introduced in around 2005 to try to stop patent infringements on the printer ribbons. They introduced a chip on the spool that feeds back to the printer. The chip has to be the correct coding for the badge of the printer. Zebra P330i printers are essentially the same as Javelin J330i and Polaroid p85igc but have three different part numbers for their YMCKO ribbon. You can run any monochrome ribbon on them because the mono ribbons have no chip.....not much profit for the brand owners. YMCKO however is not interchangeable. Find a Polaroid dealer for the full colour ribbon.
Go to Printers and faxes, right click on the Zebra printer and go to properties. Under Device Settings, go to tools, then properties. At the top is a command window, in this you type the command !SA, that's an axclaimation mark followed by the capital letters S and A. This is the command to recalibrate. click execute, the printer will wizz and whir and then say ready. I've just done 20+ cards on mine and they're all fine.