My LP 2844p printer won't print labels all of the sudden. When I turn it off and on the button will work once and it will reprint this one label and then the button won't work anymore. I've tried reseting it (putting it in dump mode) to no avail. It will just go into dump mode and the button will stop working. I hope that makes sense even though it its entirely lacking in technical terms.
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Re: keeps printing the same label, button not working
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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It's possible that the printer did not get a good calibration on the size of the label. There's an optic sensor looking for the gaps in the labels. A test would be to turn the printer off and back on again. When it is ready, just press the feed key. If one label advances then the printer had a good read on the label size. The idea is to see if the printer works ok by itself first.
Now print a label - if you get two labels then you have to look at the software / printer driver as the cause. The printer will only do what it's told to do.
Maybe the printer is not getting a good calibration on the label. If the status LED is a steady RED when trying to print, then the printer thinks its out of labels. A manual calibrationi could solve that.
1. Turn the printer off
2. press and hold down the FEED key while turning on the printer.
3. keep pressing the key until the status light flashes once, then let go
4. The printer will auto-calibrate for the size of label and then should be ready to use.
Press FEED once after its done and 1 label should feed.
Try this to have the printer auto-sense the size of the labels: 1. Make sure that printer power is off. 2. Press and hold the feed button. 3. Turn printer power on. 4. When the status light blinks, release the feed button. 5. The printer advances the media to measure and verify the length of individual labels or tags. The printer then prints a status summary and remains in diagnostic dump mode. 6. To begin normal operation, tap the feed button. The printer prints "out of DUMP" and advances a label.
If the printer is printing nothing but blanks, try another roll of labels.
If the printer is printing blanks in between labels, it probably needs to be gap sensed. You can do this by: 1. turn the printer off. 2. hold the feed button down and then power the printer back on while still holding the feed button down. 3. release the feed button when the light flashes. 4. the printer will then regap itself 5. when the regapping is done, press the feed button once. It will print on the label that it is 'out of dump' 6. the printer should then be ready to go.
Perform a media calibration as follows: - Turn the printer off Press and hold the green button and turn on the printer. When the red flashes 3-4 times release the button and the printer shoould perform a calibration, then try printing again. Any futher problem with this contact Lancer labels
Bask11, sounds like the printer needs to regap itself. Turn the printer off, hold the feed button down and while holding the feed button, turn the printer back on. As soon as it flashes, let go. It will regap itself. When it stops moving, press the feed button once and there should be a priinted line that says 'out of dump'. The printer should be ready to go then.