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Just tell me how to reset printer into factory settings. I have tried it by LPT1 connection and commands sent from command prompt, but doesn't help. The problem is that printer after print request roll out plenty of labels (empty), consequently onle label full of marks and this is still repeating. I have tried to print windows test page but result still same... Thx Patrik Patrik.Matouch@wscnet.cz

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  • czpatejl Jan 29, 2009

    Hey guys, i have followed steps advised by davidjmp, but without success. first 4 labels went slow, but after that the printer started to produce plenty of labels as you can see on the screenshot.

    7 - 8 labels are full of nonsencial marks...










    Regards

    P.



  • czpatejl Jan 29, 2009

    Fixed. The problem was in mode. Switched to second and now it works.



    Like my photos? I can do more for you. :)



    Thanx to you and Smithbrother too.

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To reset the printer.
1) Turn printer off.
2) Hold down feed button whilst turning printer on.
3) Let go of the feed button as soon as it starts to flash and then wait.
4) Printer will measure out 4 labels then print out a Hex dump ending with a not to "Push Feed to Exit"
5) Push feed

Follow the above instructions, if you mess around tapping the feed button (not following the above) you can change the printer between line mode and page mode. To swap that back is another storey.
David

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  • David Phillips Jan 29, 2009

    Okay Patrik,

    the first 4 labels that come out slowly are the printer measuring the size of the labels. This is normal - this far!



    The next thing that happens is a printer hex dump. This is normally a couple of pages ending with

    "Now in Dump"

    "Press Feed to exit"



    If the printer stopped printing by itself then (love your photo above) you should push the feed button to exit dump and all would hopefully be okay. The Hex Dump is a memory dump and the length could be determined by the amout of data stored in it's flash RAM.



    If not okay the other posibility (doesn't look like it from the screen shot but worth a try) is that it is not in the mode you need. The printer has two modes, line mode and page mode.



    To swap between modes


    1. Turn printer power off.
    2. Press and hold the feed key, then turn power back on.
    3. When light starts to flash, release finger from feed key.
    4. When light starts to flash again, press and hold the feed key until the light turns red (or amber), then release finger from feed key.
    5. Wait for light to turn solid and press feed key once.

    This procedure alternately switches you between line mode and page mode. Depending on the software you are using you will need the printer in one of these two modes



    I hope this helps, if not you have tried about all you can do and will need to return to place of purchase for reprogramming / repair, hopefully under warranty.



    David

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Download a manual for your printer for operating instructions. The support website also has technical support available:
http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/service_support/options.html?product=59&country=US

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