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Datacard printer sp35 prints one color on a card

I changed another ribbon but still the same problem occurs,i consulted acollegue and he said download the firmware whereby i did that and at the last step of downloading there was a messege"new printer firmware version:not detected" after that printer stoped communicating with the computer.
NOTE: the printer had firmware of 7.12version and on the process of downloading the firmware it picked 7.11 version automaticaly then after that stoped communicating.
I uninstalled the printer and intsalled again but on the proccess of installing the printer could not be detected using the usb.

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First of all, check if the blue cup , with the white label is on the ribbon.
Because under this, there is a rfid chip, which tells the printer what kind of ribbon is installed.

If this is OK , the rfid reader on your printer is either disconnected , or turned of in the driver.

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