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089 Ribbon Stall Check Ribbon

After tightening the screw on the platen lever and realigning the forms, I tried to print and I get a message that ribbon stalled. please advice.

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    while printing 089 ribbion stall error code is coming then it getting stop

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Your Ribbon HUB is Broken. Replace it.
Problem will be Solved.

Regards,

Pawan Dahake
( IPS, Nagpur )
INDIA.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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