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I have a zebra P330i when I go to print a card the card just goes right through the printer and I get a message that says mechanical error, I've cleaned the printer and theres nothing jamed in it.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have a zebra P330i when I go to print a card the card just goes right through the printer and I get a message that says mechanical error, I've cleaned the printer and theres nothing jamed in it.

  • xxl3ww Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem, but the card gets stuck right before the print
    head. I haven't cleaned my printer because it's not a problem with the
    printer hardware. Recently, the print server and LCD went out on my
    330i so I sent it in for repairs. I got the hot swap and it worked
    great. When I received my old printer back, I tried to switch the
    printers out.

    The printer (my original) would print a Test card
    from the Zebra Tools under Device Settings, but when it tries to print
    a normal Test card for Windows, it will not print the card. This is on
    Windows 2003 Server, btw. I hooked the loaner back and it worked fine.
    I called Zebra and they told me the server needs to be rebooted. I
    waited until that night and uninstalled the software and
    driver/rebooted, then reinstalled the driver. That did not work.
    Printer still acted the same way. So I decided to hook the loander back
    up.

    Also, I installed the printer on a Windows XP machine to see if it was a driver issue, and the printer works fine on XP

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My solution was the cleaning roller. Zebra said the roller was not getting enough pressure to pull the card through. I pressed the metal clips down to give more tension and the printer works great now.

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I took the print head off and re-seeded everything, put it all back together and it prints now. I just have to adjust the color a bit.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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