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PRINTER WILL NOT FEED THE DISCS TO THE PRINTING STAGE.

My Microboards cd/dvd printer has a problem releasing the discs(they seem to get stuck when dropping) also as the rollers roll the disc towards the print area, the disc stops and cannot be printed. I can still see the back third of the disc where it gets dropped and if i give it a bit of help, it goes through. Can you imagine how frustrating this is to have to push every single disc through 1 at a time. Any help would be gratefully accepted.
I think i have the earliest version of the printer. It's about 4-5 years old
Many thanks

John Stoker

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  • stokerj007 Mar 01, 2009

    Thanks for your reply Juoni, but the discs i have used for years have never been a problem, i think it is a programme error. Many thanks for replying.

    Regards



    John

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I´ve had that same "problem" once.In this case the "problem" was with discs.They were thinner than those that I normally use. You could try with different discs.
Jouni

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  • Juoni Mar 01, 2009

    I have some technical document that might help you.Let me know your e-mail so I send them to you.


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