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Ribbon Fault Error Message is Ribbon Fault. I have it threaded properly. Is the ribbon bad or is it the labels?

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  • dbuscher Jan 30, 2009

    I keep getting a ribbon fault, i have tried a new ribbon and roll of labels and have installed a new print head and the error will not go away.

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SOURCE: "warning Ribbon In" error message

Make sure the ribbon sensor is in the proper position and that there is nothing covering it, like a piece of label that came off and got stuck to the sensor. Here is a link to a picture of where the sensor is located: https://support.zebra.com/cpws/docs/xi3plus/140xi3plus/images/140xi3p021.jpg

I hope this helps!

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Datamax I-CLASS DMX-I-4212

Printer ribbon has a wrinkle and it transfers to the label in the form of a blank line accross the ribbon.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer Ribbon has a wrinkle in it

Remove the ribbon and try to remove the crease. Check the printhead for obstructions. You may have to open up both halves of the ribbon cartridge to look for jams or obstructions.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

Astinsan
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SOURCE: Thermal Ribbon has a wrinkle

The thermal print head is damaged. You can try to clean it with a thermal printer head cleaner. That will only help if it is just clogged up with thermal print ink.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

bistek
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SOURCE: Error conditon ribbon out

if you are not using a ribbon you should configure your printer properties in direct thermal the same with your printer configuration in LCD Panel, if your printer properties is different with the LCD Panel error condition ribbon out will come out to your LCD Panel

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Ribbon Error, ribbon roll seems sloppy

I hope this information will help. If you have the manual, can you check and make sure that the ribbon is threaded through the right path. If it's not, there won't be enough tension on the ribbon and the ribbon will get sloppy as you use it. If my information was helpful, please rate it. Thanks for using FixYa.com

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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