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Feeders rolling backwards

I just started using this printer.. I printed up three or four cards then I noticed that the cards weren't feeding at all. When I opened up the hopper door, to make sure there was card stock, I realized the rollers were moving backwards, pushing the cards into the hopper door instead of through the printer. HELP!

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It sounds like the encoder settings are incorrect. See if the settings on the printer LCD panel match up with the options the printer physically has. On the display panel, press Menu> Setup Printer> Encoder settings> to see if it says "none" or "yes" for each of the options as you scroll down. When the printer has any one of the encoders physically installed, the mechanical direction of the drive train is reversed. The display settings correct for this by reversing the direction of the motor.

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Paper jams and error P shows up on my sharp al1000 printer


Dear Friend
the paper jam in the machine is due to the rubber feeders present in the tray bin that pick the paper up and forward them.
so i suggest them to take a cloth and dip it in water and then (just like moisturized cloth) resin it completely that it do not form droplets that gets into the copier.
now switch OFF the machine and try wiping the rubber feeders with the cloth.
you will see a lot of darkness on the rubber feeders.
clean all the runner feeders with it and close the machine.
now your problem will be solved for paper jams.

thankyou
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My Dymo Labelwriter 450 turbo feeds out 4 labels each time I print one. The print setting is on one label. The first one prints and the next three are blank. If I try to use the reverse button the printer...


Multiple label feeding usually occurs because the sides of the spool holding the roll are not squeezed tightly together. Make sure there's no gap between the labels and the sides of the spool. If this doesn't help. take out the labels and blow a blast of air into the feed slot. There is a sensor inside the slot on the left that detects the hole in the labels, and maybe it is blocked.

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Printer header path type 1, 2, and 4 prolem request for feeding back


If the media does not feed into the in-feed slot in the media cabinet, try the following:
  • Make sure both roller levers are lowered to open the in-feed slot.
  • Trim the leading edge of the paper so it does not get caught in the slot.
  • Insert the media evenly to avoid angles. Do not insert one corner and then the other.
    NOTE: A beep means that the printer has detected the media in the in-feed slot. The printer will only beep once in a load cycle, if media is removed and reloaded the printer may not beep again if the load process is not re-started through the front panel.
Media does not advance If the media does not advance far enough into the in-feed channel in the media cabinet, the paper is slipping and the rollers do not grip the media. Try the following:
  • The pre-tension might be applied incorrectly. Always apply pre-tension by turning the star screw on the left side of the spindle. Never apply tension by turning the media roll or the spindle disks.
  • Clean the rollers using the cleaning procedure.
  • If the media being used is heavy coated, try changing the media.
Media jam in the in-feed channel If there is a media jam in the in-feed channel, try the following:
  • Turn the multi-roll feeder off using the power isolator switch on the connector panel at the back.
  • Open the media cabinet doors and lower the roller lever on both sides.
  • Turn the spindle to pull the media out of the in-feed channel and to collect it back on to the roll.
  • If the media is blocked, place the spindle in the park position for better access to the in-feed channel, and then pull the media edges in a downwards direction on both sides.
  • If the media cannot be reached because the roll has finished and it has not been ejected from the front of the printer, open the rear cover and try to remove the media from the motion control assembly.
    NOTE: Do not insert media with crumpled or damaged edges, trim the media first.
  • Make sure the leading edge is trimmed straight.
  • Make sure there is even tension across the width of the media.
  • Make sure media is aligned (the same amount of media is fed across the width).
  • Apply pre-tension the media.
When the printer is going to be unattended for a long period of time, it is a good idea to load and unload each roll using the LOAD/UNLOAD commands from the front panel (if the media loading procedure was not completed when prompted by the printer). This will ensure that each roll of media loaded is correctly aligned and that the printer is capable of loading/unloading each roll when requested by the print jobs in the queue.
Media misaligned When a "Misaligned?? message is displayed, the printer unloads the media. Press ENTER to continue and the printer will display the "Ready for paper?? status message. Do the following:
  • Check for even tension across the width of the media. If there is less tension on one side than the other, then the media is not straight in the in-feed slot.
  • There is a hole on the right side of the in-feed slot. Make sure the edge of the media is aligned with the left side of this hole.
  • Lower the roller levers on both sides and adjust the media so that tension is even across the whole width. Turn the spindle disk quickly two or three times away from you and then two or three times in the opposite direction. This will help to create an even tension.
  • Lift the roller levers on both sides and try to load the media again.
If this does not solve the problem, remove the media from the in-feed slot and repeat the loading procedure. Make sure the roll is against the right hand spindle disk (fully inside the roll core), and do the same for the left hand spindle disk. The printer verifies correct alignment using the blue line on the right hand side of the printing area as a reference. Media does not unload correctly If the media does not fully unload from the in-feed channel in the media cabinet, check the following:
  • Maybe there is not enough pre-tension. Always apply pre-tension by turning the star screw on the left side of the spindle three or four times (or more if the spindle is on a low retainer bracket). Never apply tension by turning the media roll or the spindle disks.
  • The spring applying pressure on the retainer bracket is loose and the spindle is slipping in the retainer bracket. Turn the multi-roll feeder off and turn the retainer bracket screw one turn in a clockwise direction.
Partial or blank prints If the print is partial or blank, check the following:
  • Check the multi-roll configuration in the printer driver: Check that the Has Multi-Roll Feeder check box is selected.
  • Check default roll configuration: Check if a roll is installed for the roll configured as default. If a roll is not selected from the printer driver, the printer will try to print to the default roll, and if no identical roll is available, it will not print the job.
  • Check Productivity mode settings: If the mode is set to normal and the roll has finished, the job cannot be printed.
  • Check cable connection: Check that the printer and any network cables are securely connected to the printer. Make sure the parallel cable is connected between the multi-roll feeder and the printer and ensure that it is also firmly connected between the computer and the multi-roll feeder.
  • Check media configuration: Make sure the media rolls are configured correctly.
  • Check document file: When printing files that are generated with versions of printer drivers for printers without multi-roll feeders, the header section of some file formats already contains information on the media. In these files, roll or sheet information corresponds to roll 1 in the multi-roll feeder. These files will print to the Default Roll. HP advises that the top roll (roll 1) is used as the default.

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Card keeps jamming and ribbon breaks


Download the Fargo Diagnose Utility .

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If a card becomes jammed inside the printer, the LCD Display will indicate
approximately where it is jammed. At this point you can either try to correct the
problem and continue printing with the same card, or remove the card completely
and continue printing with a new card. Refer to the following steps for instructions
on doing either:
1. Leave the power ON, and open of the printer?s Top Covers.

2. Remove the ribbon and overlaminate as needed.

3. If you would like to try to correct the problem and continue printing with
the same card, do so by pressing the On/Cancel button to advance the card or
the Pause/Resume button to reverse the card. Use these buttons to help free the
card from its jam. Try not to move the card too far from where it was just
before the jam occurred. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top
Cover(s), and press the Pause/Resume button to resume printing.

4. If you would like to remove the jammed card completely, do so by using the
On/Cancel and Pause/Resume buttons to manually eject the card. Then,
replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the On/Cancel button. At this
point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either press the Pause/Resume
button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the Pause/Resume button will cause
the printer to feed in a new card and reprint the job which originally jammed
along with all subsequent jobs still being sent. Pressing the On/Cancel button
will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs within the printer?s memory. In this
case, you must also cancel and resend the print jobs from your computer.

CLEARING A RIBBON OR OVERLAMINATE JAM
If the ribbon or overlaminate becomes stuck to a card or jammed inside the printer,
the LCD Display will indicate that it is jammed. Refer to the following steps to clear
the jam:
1. Leave the power ON, and open the printer?s Top Covers as necessary.
2. Remove the Take-Up core (the side with used ribbon or overlaminate on it)
from in between the two black Drive Hubs.
3. Steadily pull the ribbon or overlaminate free from where it is jammed. If stuck
to a card, pull the ribbon or overlaminate off the card and throw the card away.
If it is jammed underneath the rollers, press and hold down the printer?s
Pause/Resume button as you gently pull up on the ribbon or overlaminate. Do
not **** the ribbon or overlaminate to free it, since this will increase the chance
of breaking it. If it does happen to break, simply tape the broken end of the
supply roll directly onto the take-up roll. Then, wind a few inches worth of
ribbon or overlaminate from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. Be sure the
ribbon or overlaminate is passing beneath both the supply and take-up rolls.
4. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the
On/Cancel button. At this point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either
press the Pause/Resume button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the
Pause/Resume button will cause the printer to feed in a new card and reprint
the job which originally jammed along with all subsequent jobs still being sent.
Pressing the On/Cancel button will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs
within the printer?s memory. In this case, you must also cancel and resend the
print jobs from your computer.
H. CLEANING THE CARD FEED ROLLERS
To assure consistent printer operation, all of the gray card feed rollers within the
printer should be cleaned during every ribbon change (every 250 prints) or if the
rollers are noticeably dirty. To clean these rollers, use the special adhesive-backed
Cleaning Cards from the Printer Cleaning Kit. Refer to the following steps to run a
Cleaning Card through your printer:
1. Open the Top Covers and remove all print supplies from the printer. Leave the
printer power ON and the Top Covers open throughout this procedure. The
Cleaning Roller Assembly can also remain within the printer during this
cleaning process.
2. Remove the Cleaning Card?s adhesive backing paper.

Nov 12, 2010 | Fargo Pro L ID Thermal Printer

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Card jams and ribbon keeps breaking


CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE PRINTER
As you use your printer, dust and other foreign particles may accumulate inside
the printer?s case. These particles are attracted to the underside of the ribbon by
static produced during printing and can cause voids on the printed image.
Periodically, use the following procedure to remove dust and other foreign
particles:
1. Open the printer?s Top Covers.
2. Remove the ribbon and overlaminate from the printer.
3. Use a Cleaning Pad from the Printer Cleaning Kit or a soft, lint-free cloth
slightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol to wipe out all visible areas inside
the printer. Remove any debris that may be inside. Be extremely careful not to
let any alcohol drip inside the printer!
4. Once the cleaned areas are completely dry and free of foreign debris, re-install
the ribbon and overlaminate, and close the covers.
F. CLEARING A CARD JAM
If a card becomes jammed inside the printer, the LCD Display will indicate
approximately where it is jammed. At this point you can either try to correct the
problem and continue printing with the same card, or remove the card completely
and continue printing with a new card. Refer to the following steps for instructions
on doing either:
1. Leave the power ON, and open of the printer?s Top Covers.
2. Remove the ribbon and overlaminate as needed.
3. If you would like to try to correct the problem and continue printing with
the same card, do so by pressing the On/Cancel button to advance the card or
the Pause/Resume button to reverse the card. Use these buttons to help free the
card from its jam. Try not to move the card too far from where it was just
before the jam occurred. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top
Cover(s), and press the Pause/Resume button to resume printing.
4. If you would like to remove the jammed card completely, do so by using the
On/Cancel and Pause/Resume buttons to manually eject the card. Then,
replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the On/Cancel button. At this
point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either press the Pause/Resume
button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the Pause/Resume button will cause
the printer to feed in a new card and reprint the job which originally jammed
along with all subsequent jobs still being sent. Pressing the On/Cancel button
will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs within the printer?s memory. In this
case, you must also cancel and resend the print jobs from your computer.
Section 7: Maintenance 53
Pro-L Card Printer User?s Manual
G. CLEARING A RIBBON OR OVERLAMINATE JAM
If the ribbon or overlaminate becomes stuck to a card or jammed inside the printer,
the LCD Display will indicate that it is jammed. Refer to the following steps to clear
the jam:
1. Leave the power ON, and open the printer?s Top Covers as necessary.
2. Remove the Take-Up core (the side with used ribbon or overlaminate on it)
from in between the two black Drive Hubs.
3. Steadily pull the ribbon or overlaminate free from where it is jammed. If stuck
to a card, pull the ribbon or overlaminate off the card and throw the card away.
If it is jammed underneath the rollers, press and hold down the printer?s
Pause/Resume button as you gently pull up on the ribbon or overlaminate. Do
not **** the ribbon or overlaminate to free it, since this will increase the chance
of breaking it. If it does happen to break, simply tape the broken end of the
supply roll directly onto the take-up roll. Then, wind a few inches worth of
ribbon or overlaminate from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. Be sure the
ribbon or overlaminate is passing beneath both the supply and take-up rolls.
4. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the
On/Cancel button. At this point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either
press the Pause/Resume button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the
Pause/Resume button will cause the printer to feed in a new card and reprint
the job which originally jammed along with all subsequent jobs still being sent.
Pressing the On/Cancel button will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs
within the printer?s memory. In this case, you must also cancel and resend the
print jobs from your computer.
H. CLEANING THE CARD FEED ROLLERS
To assure consistent printer operation, all of the gray card feed rollers within the
printer should be cleaned during every ribbon change (every 250 prints) or if the
rollers are noticeably dirty. To clean these rollers, use the special adhesive-backed
Cleaning Cards from the Printer Cleaning Kit. Refer to the following steps to run a
Cleaning Card through your printer:
1. Open the Top Covers and remove all print supplies from the printer. Leave the
printer power ON and the Top Covers open throughout this procedure. The
Cleaning Roller Assembly can also remain within the printer during this
cleaning process.
2. Remove the Cleaning Card?s adhesive backing paper.

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Hi - I too am having an issue with my R1800 loading XMAS CARD STOCK paper.....I tried cleaning the rollers as per the EPSON web site. Although, I used alcohol in stead of water. I made sure I got the little roller way down under the paper and it seems better...although not 100%. Hope this helps!

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SAME PROBLEM LEXMARK X2350 STARTS FEED PAPER AND PRINTER HEAD MOVES AS PRINTING BUT WILL NOT FEED PAPER WHILE PRINTING? ARE THERE 2 FEEDERS IN THIS PRINTER? HOW TO FIX?


transfer roller that starts the paper and feed that feed the paper. have you had a paper jam and torn a piece of paper off inside the feed mech? i dont remember if this one feeds off the motor or a belt. either way you would have to disasemble the printer to determine where the problem lies. might be more econimical to replace the printer.

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Printing in page mode feeds extra blanc labels


Make sure,
you firmware is right one for that printer because in most of cases it happens due to wrong firmware and bad ADF kits. so check your ADF kids and if you find them fine the install updated firmware on in.
And put job seperator option always as disabled2168eac.gif
once you done with these all then turn your printer off and turn it back on.

post back if any thing changes and rate all answers.

Good luck



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Paper jam


I had this problem the other day. I turned out that I had a small bit of polystyrene foam had got trapped just before the white plastic rollers you can see in front of the toner sponge where the cartridge head runs when you lift the lid to change ink.

I discovered it by noting that on power-up these rollers turn as if to feed paper back into the paper feeder (i.e. "backwards through the printer"), so I tried to see if I could get a sheet to feed backwards and noticed something was trying to stop the right-hand side of the paper feeding in. Soon after I noticed the bit of foam through the right-hand side slot in the white plastic section above the roller. A quick removal with small tweezers et viola!

Andy

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Feeder wheels are spinning backwards


I see that you have mechanicals problem the doublex maybe faulty

i need from you to tray clean the printer all printer roller and tray to disable the doublex future from the driver try to print and send to me feed pack

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