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Will only print 5 discs and then quit.

When I print a big project, the printer will only print 5 dvd's and then stop. The out of paper lights up on the printer on the left and a red light comes on on the left side of the printer. I have exchanged out cartriges and cleaned it thoroughly. This had been an issue before when we tried to use a different cartrige instead of microboards but that hasn't been a problem since. Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it?

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  • Dawn Hames Sep 29, 2006

    Microboards PF2 Printer

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    I have the problem that the printer only does 5 prints then it stops and also it does not always let the CD's down so it says it's out of paper. Help as once I was able to leave it print overnight now I have tto sit with it and watch it like a hawk.I tried moving that board as you suggested to another person but it does not help.

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There is a magnetic strip in each cartridge of ink under the label. If you open up the cover of the unit on the left hand side facing the unit, you will see a bracketwith a circuit board on it that the ink carraige slides over. Under the board there is a magnetic reader(like a credit card machine) the ink carraige slides by and it reeads the ink to make sure it's proprietary cartridges. the reader has to be very close to the cartridge or it will send the machine into error mode after 5 discs and not drop any more. You have to physically bend the metal arm down till the readers within a few mm's of the cartridge (like the width of a quarter) this will fix your problem.

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