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I need your help. Anybody can make a photo Fargo Pro-L printer with mag encoder. I need front view without cover, where I can see the roller moving a card in a magnetic encoder.

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  • alex571 Apr 17, 2009

    i need the photo of the printer without cover and With the magnetic coder to see how i can connect they on the my printer!

  • alex571 Apr 17, 2009

    i need the foto of Fargo Pro-L printer WITH MAGNETIC ENCODER without covers to see how i can connect the encoder to my PRO-L printer, also i need foto to see how connects gearweels and rollers from both sides. Thank you

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If you want to modify the cover of the printer, your going to have to do it yourself.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • adi Apr 17, 2009

    putting a mag encoder in that printer is extremely difficult, that unit was not made to have one installed if it did not come with one. I dont have access to pictures without the covers. the chasis has to be taken off as well.

    thanks


  • adi Aug 12, 2010

    you can not do it because the light will interfere with the ribbon sensor on top of all the work needed to be done.

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White card keeping jamming in the middle everythine


Hi gigi_airambu,

The card jam, often caused by cards are jamming on or at the flipper table. Here are additional steps that you can apply to resolve this issue.

1. Verify that the Card Feed Roller on the Flipper table is not running backwards. (Note: Having an Encoder installed in the Printer will determine the direction that the Card Feed Roller on the Flipper Table will rotate.)
2. Open the Top Cover and remove any cards that are jammed inside the Printer.
3. Reset power on the Printer to clear any error messages that are on the LCD.
4. Press the MENU button on the LCD.
5. Press the Down Arrow button and select PRINTER SETUP.
6. Scroll through the menu and select ENCODER SETUP.
7. Ensure that the appropriate Encoders settings are set to Installed or None, based on the options that are installed in the Printer.
8. Press the Save button to save any changes that have been changed.

For additional information about your machine, please visit this link.

Hope it helps.

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I recently changed from Preface to ID Works for printing my cards. At the same time I installed the Datacard printer driver ver 4.0 from CD. I have a SP 35 with and optional mag stripe kit installed. Now I...


Most likely your Mag-stripe info is missing from the card project in IDworks.
If you imported your projects from preface, its likly the box to include mag-stripe config was not transfer d.
enter idworks designer and click VIEW then field connections, there should be some info tied you mag-stripe field 1,2, or 3 of not there is the problem.

Next check printer plug ins in IDworks admin to make sure the mag-stripe plugin is installed. Also i would check Datacard.com Download section make sure you have newest and correct driver for your OS
if none of this works, uninstall everything (exporting projects) and reinstall.

Mag-strpe encoders can become defective, the encoder may need to be replaced.

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Carrier stall.


There could be 4 possibilities.

1. Ink cartridges lids are open which is not allowing cartridges to move freely.
2. Ink cartridges carriage will not move from its original position(left) when front cover is opened
3. Encoder strip is Dirty.
4. Encoder strip is Out of position.

Solution:
1. Open the front cover and check if ink cartridges lids are properly snapped in.

2. Turn the printer off and pull out the power cable from power socket, open the front cover and manually center the ink cartridges carriage.
Clean the metallic rod inside the printer using WD40 or Kleenex from Left corner to right corner properly.

3. Cleaning the encoder strip:
a. printer should be off and disconnected from power.
b. open the front cover.
c. Using a dry, lint free cloth, pinch the encoder strip on the right-hand side of the cartridge carriage and pull your fingers across it toward the right-hand side of the printer and you can move the cartridges carriage to clean the strip completely.
d. Note: The encoder strip is a narrow band of clear plastic and can be difficult to see without direct lighting running parallel to metallic rod.
e. Close the printer and try again to print.

4. Repositioning the Encoder strip.
a. Remove the power cord from the printer.
b. Open the front cover.
c. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
d. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
e. Using an index finger, gently push encoder strip down and then back up, to get it back into the slot located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.
f. Gently press the strip first to the rear, and then forward, to ensure that it is seated correctly.
g. Manually move the ink cartridge carrier to the left, then to the right, to check the positioning of the encoder strip.
h. Once the encoder strip has been re-seated, close the scanner lid.
i. Re-connect the power cord to the printer and try again to print.



Incorrect position of encoder strip
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Correct position of Encoder strip
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Hope it should fix the issue.

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Clear carrier jamed


There could be 4 possibilities.

1. Ink cartridges lids are open which is not allowing cartridges to move freely.
2. Ink cartridges carriage will not move from its original position(left) when front cover is opened
3. Encoder strip is Dirty.
4. Encoder strip is Out of position.

Solution:
1. Open the front cover and check if ink cartridges lids are properly snapped in.

2. Turn the printer off and pull out the power cable from power socket, open the front cover and manually center the ink cartridges carriage.
Clean the metallic rod inside the printer using WD40 or Kleenex from Left corner to right corner properly.

3. Cleaning the encoder strip:
a. printer should be off and disconnected from power.
b. open the front cover.
c. Using a dry, lint free cloth, pinch the encoder strip on the right-hand side of the cartridge carriage and pull your fingers across it toward the right-hand side of the printer and you can move the cartridges carriage to clean the strip completely.
d. Note: The encoder strip is a narrow band of clear plastic and can be difficult to see without direct lighting running parallel to metallic rod.
e. Close the printer and try again to print.

4. Repositioning the Encoder strip.
a. Remove the power cord from the printer.
b. Open the front cover.
c. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
d. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
e. Using an index finger, gently push encoder strip down and then back up, to get it back into the slot located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.
f. Gently press the strip first to the rear, and then forward, to ensure that it is seated correctly.
g. Manually move the ink cartridge carrier to the left, then to the right, to check the positioning of the encoder strip.
h. Once the encoder strip has been re-seated, close the scanner lid.
i. Re-connect the power cord to the printer and try again to print.



Incorrect position of encoder strip
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Correct position of Encoder strip
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Hope it should fix the issue.

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Card Flip Jam Error message


Open the left hand top cover, In between the ribbon rollers you will see a small flipper, ( small piece of metal with a wheel stuck on one end. ) Maually turn this so the grey wheel is on top and white smaller wheel on the bottom.

This ocassional gets jammed and need righting manually.

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Printing problem


No mag encoder means you're trying to send encoding data to the printer but the printer isn't configured with an encoder. A mag encoder writes data to the magnetic stripe you see on the back of some cards, like credit cards. Most likely, the printer doesn't have an encoder installed, but if it does, it may be turned off in the printer settings.
If you're sure that it does have an encoder, you can check/change the setting by going into the menu on the printer. Go to Menu -> Setup Printer -> Change Parameter -> Encoder Settings -> Mag. It will say none or installed. Note that this can be changed to one or the other whether or not the encoder is physically installed or not. This only turns it on if the encoder is there.
Hope this helps.

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Fargo Pro-L error message Mag Jam.


iT MEANS MAGAZINE JAM AS IN "MAGAZINE FOR CARDS"

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Hardware error:0502


1. Ink cartridges lids are open which is not allowing cartridges to move freely.
2. Ink cartridges carriage will not move from its original position(left) when front cover is opened
3. Encoder strip is Dirty.
4. Encoder strip is Out of position.

Solution:
1. Open the front cover and check if ink cartridges lids are properly snapped in.

2. Turn the printer off and pull out the power cable from power socket, open the front cover and manually center the ink cartridges carriage.
Clean the metallic rod inside the printer using WD40 or Kleenex from Left corner to right corner properly.

3. Cleaning the encoder strip:
a. printer should be off and disconnected from power.
b. open the front cover.
c. Using a dry, lint free cloth, pinch the encoder strip on the right-hand side of the cartridge carriage and pull your fingers across it toward the right-hand side of the printer and you can move the cartridges carriage to clean the strip completely.
d. Note: The encoder strip is a narrow band of clear plastic and can be difficult to see without direct lighting running parallel to metallic rod.
e. Close the printer and try again to print.

4. Repositioning the Encoder strip.
a. Remove the power cord from the printer.
b. Open the front cover.
c. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
d. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
e. Using an index finger, gently push encoder strip down and then back up, to get it back into the slot located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.
f. Gently press the strip first to the rear, and then forward, to ensure that it is seated correctly.
g. Manually move the ink cartridge carrier to the left, then to the right, to check the positioning of the encoder strip.
h. Once the encoder strip has been re-seated, close the scanner lid.
i. Re-connect the power cord to the printer and try again to print.



Incorrect position of encoder strip
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Correct position of Encoder strip
7143e8b.gif



Hope it should fix the issue.

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Error #0502



The steps below will help you to identify and resolve each of these four issues.
pattlnk_4242006_196-lable.jpg Legend:A: Encoder Strip (semi-transparent grey strip)
B: Carrier Belt (black and brown toothed belt)
C: Cartridge Carrier



Troubleshooting Steps
Cleaning the encoder strip
WARNING! Be very careful when cleaning or adjusting the printer's encoder strip.
Required materials
You will need a dry, soft cloth
Embedded links in the table will take you to specific troubleshooting steps.

Step Action 1 Turn the printer off and disconnect the power cable from the back of the unit. 2 Open the printer's front cover.
Pinch the top of the carrier belt and gently move the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.
pattlnk_4242006_1911-beltmove.jpg 3 Remove both of the cartridges. 4 Move the cartridge carrier over to the left-hand side of the printer using the carrier belt. 5 Gently clean the encoder strip with the cloth. 6 Move the cartridge carrier back to the right-hand side of the printer using the carrier belt. 7 Reconnect the power supply and turn the printer back on. 8 Perform the printer hardware test. Click here for instructions.

Did the printer pass the hardware test?
If yes, proceed to step 9.
If no, proceed to Reseating the encoder strip.
9 Power the printer back off and disconnect the power cable from the back of the unit. 10 Open the printer's front cover.
Move the cartridge carrier over to the middle of the printer using the carrier belt.
11 Reinstall the printer cartridges and move the cartridge carrier back to the right-hand side of the printer. 12 Reconnect the power supply and turn the printer back on. 13 Perform the printer hardware test.

Did the printer pass the hardware test?

Reseating the encoder strip
Embedded links in the table lead to specific troubleshooting steps.

Step Action 1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the back of the unit. 2 Open the printer's front cover.
Pinch the top of the carrier belt and gently move the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.
pattlnk_4242006_1911-beltmove.jpg 3 On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into. Gently push the encoder strip down and then back up to get it into the slot. If the strip is completely out of the slot, it may be necessary to move it first forwards and then back.

pattlnk_4272006_149-reseatenc.gif 4 Move the cartridge carrier back to the left-hand side of the printer with the carrier belt. 5 Reconnect the power supply and turn the printer back on. 6 Perform the printer hardware test.

Did the printer pass the hardware test?
If yes, proceed to step 9 of Cleaning the encoder strip.
If no, proceed to the Black/Photo cartridge troubleshooting steps.


Black/Photo cartridge troubleshooting steps Embedded links in the table will take you to specific troubleshooting steps.

Step Action 1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the back of the unit. 2 Open the printer's front cover.
Pinch the top of the carrier belt and gently move the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.
pattlnk_4242006_1911-beltmove.jpg 3 Remove the black/photo cartridge. 4 Move the cartridge carrier back to the left-hand side of the printer using the carrier belt. 5 Reconnect the power supply and turn the printer back on. 6 Perform the printer test.

Did the printer pass the hardware test?
If yes, repeat steps 1-7 with a new black/photo cartridge.
If no, continue to Color cartridge troubleshooting steps.
If you attempt the steps with a new black/photo cartridge and the error persists, proceed to Contacting Lexmark.


Color cartridge troubleshooting steps Embedded links lead to specific troubleshooting steps

Step Action 1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the back of the unit. 2 Open the printer's front cover.
Pinch the top of the carrier belt and gently move the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.
pattlnk_4242006_1911-beltmove.jpg 3 Remove the color cartridge. 4 Move the cartridge carrier back to the left-hand side of the printer using the carrier belt. 5 Reconnect the power supply and turn the printer back on. 6 Perform the printer hardware test. Click here for instructions.

Did the printer pass the hardware test?
If yes, repeat steps 1-7 with a new color cartridge.
If no, proceed to Contacting Lexmark.
If you have attempted the steps with a new color cartridge and the error persists, proceed to Contacting Lexmark.

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Feeders rolling backwards


It sounds like the encoder settings are incorrect. See if the settings on the printer LCD panel match up with the options the printer physically has. On the display panel, press Menu> Setup Printer> Encoder settings> to see if it says "none" or "yes" for each of the options as you scroll down. When the printer has any one of the encoders physically installed, the mechanical direction of the drive train is reversed. The display settings correct for this by reversing the direction of the motor.

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