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DTC400 Ver. 3.3.8 breaks printer ribbon

Printer breaks ribbon. What can cause this problem? How can I obtain troubleshooting info? Is there a repair shop in SF bay area?

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We are located in los angeles, if you would like to send the printer to us.

mostly likely the rollers are worn out, or possibly a bad o-ring.
our # is 310-671-8018
thanks adi

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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It is recommended to do a ribbon sensor calibration. This can be done through your print driver using the directions in this link.

Your DTC400 came with a two year manufacturer warranty. Contact Fargo Technical Support at 800-459-5636.

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