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Breaking Ribbon Hello This is Althaf frm Iraq Iam Having Fargo DTC525 id card printer But Know its Breaking Ribbon Continuesly So i cant able 2 print any card so how can i slove this poblem & there is no Technical support in iraq so how can slove this problem is there any setting in printer setup ..can u plz help me & I need online support also... Thanku Regards S.Althaf It-Engg Newcity Modren Shopping Centre Erbil,Iraq.

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    Hi ,

    The problem with my fargo DTC 525 is:-

    The Printing is not proper quality.There are patches on printed images.


    Umesh Sutar,

    Tyco fire & security

  • infojunior Oct 06, 2008

    m ribbon for my dtc 525 breaks firstly on the yellow ribbon, i cleaned the ribbon know it breaks on the blue. How can i fix this problem

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    failed to initialize Fargo DTC525 ID Card Printer

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Everytime I print a card, the only coulour that is not aligned is yellow. I use a Fargo HDP5000. Pls assist..?!



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Ribbon breaking continuously is caused by 2 common problems. 1. The printhead is going down before OR after the card has passed through. You would know this when you open your cover, and unlock you printhead, is the break before or after the card? Try printing the test page from the driver. That doesn't print "Edge to Edge" so if this is the problem, it should not break. 2. The print head heat settings are too high. If this is so, you can change this on the printers menu panel. I can explain more information, once I know your problem.

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