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Datamax W6208 printhead removal

How do Iremove the printhead from my Datamax W6208 printer?

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There are 2 2.5mm socket head cap screws, one on each side of the top of the head.
loosen these screws and the head will fall out, don't drop it, expensive.

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I doubt the sensors would have anything to do with only printing half a label. I'm not familiar with the E-class series of printers, but the common causes of that problem that I've seen before with the larger M & I class printers can be:

1) A piece of label or ribbon is stuck on the printhead.

2) The printhead is not seating properly on one side, causing the printhead to be too far away from the label & platen roller to apply enough pressure in order to print.

3) A printhead cable is not seated fully somewhere and not supplying the signals properly to that half.

4) The main logic board is bad.

5) The printhead is bad.

6) There is a software problem or label configuration setting that needs to be corrected that controls the print width.

Feb 26, 2014 | Datamax DMX E4203 Printer

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I have a 10 year old Datamax W6208 and now plan to use with a newer computer that will only accept USB. How do I accomplish that?

USB adapter cables with Datamax - some cables work and some don't. Parallel to USB cable more likely to work than Serial to USB.

Feb 05, 2013 | Datamax W-CLASS W-6208 Label Printer

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My Datamax I Class is only printing one one side of the label, is there an adjustment I can make?

1. Right side not printing. Rotate round green knob (possible black center) found on right side of printhead assembly clockwise (or if necessary, through entire range) printing at each stop to check, until printing is satisfactory. If not fixed, next step is to do "Burnline Adjustment" as described in Operator's Manual.
2. Left side not printing. Make sure that large green plastic printhead latch on right is pushed firmly toward back of printer while printhead is pressed down, to make positive lockdown of printhead. Try rotating round green knob described in (1) above through entire range, printing at each stop to check. If not fixed, next step is to do "Burnline Adjustment" as described in Operator's Manual.

Nov 23, 2012 | Datamax I-4208 Thermal Label Printer

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How to improve the resolution for Datamax I-4208? Can i change my printhead (KPA-104-8MTA4-DMX2 655) for other with more resolution??(I-4406, or A-4408) anyone knows if it works?

1. If your printhead doent have burn element no need to change and if your platen roller is uneven change it.
2. check the setting of your darkness both printer and the job data
3. check the quality of your ribbon and label if this is match. some cheap ribbon is poor on quality.

Feb 05, 2010 | Datamax I-4208 Thermal Label Printer

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Wrinkles in ribbon using Datamax H-4212 printer

Definitely. possible solution match the width of your label and ribbon. if your ribbon is wider for .5 inch it should be good.
1. check your spindle alignment, printhead alignment and rotate the green knob on the printhead while printing so that you'll see the difference.

Jan 29, 2010 | Datamax DMX I-4206 Printer

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We have several Datamax I-4208 printers and a few of the older I-4206 models. It would appear the replacement printheads are one in the same for both models be we cannot get either of our spares to work in...

Some changes were made on the I Class units and the new printheads do not work correctly in the discontinued 4206 models. You need part number DPO20-2262-01 for your I-4206.

Jan 18, 2010 | Datamax DMX I-4206 Printer

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Printhead won't balance... I have tried everything. I'm printing horticultural products (tags, labels, potstakes...) and I can't get a "happy medium" on print quality when changing stocks. I am highly...

Buy a Zebra or a TEC printer, they haveno problems with ballancing. I have had similar problems with a customer Datamax printer and could not sort it.

Jun 23, 2009 | Datamax H-Class H-8308X Printer

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Printer does not print after change of Printerhead

Put the original printhead back in and test. If the original printhead prints even with missing elements then the new printhead may be bad.

Apr 24, 2007 | Datamax DMX I-4206 Printer

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