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Will not enter line mode

The printer will not flash green after releasing flashing red on power up so it will not enable line mode. How do you get around this or make it work properly?

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I don't believe that the 2844 can be put in line mode by using that method.

There is a Zebra utility to do this for you, you just need to download the proper one fro your install.

For serial port installs

For parallel port installs

*note - you may need to be logged in to the Zebra site in order to download those.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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