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Ribbon fault Position faults and/or top of form fault. The manual is no help with his information.

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Hold in the Feed button for 4-5 seconds, which causes the printer to attempt to "Auto-calibrate." If that doesn't solve it, then slide out the Media Sensor (green plastic bar that sticks out over the labels) about 1 inch from all the way in ("in" = left if looking from front). Then press Feed to clear errors. If still get same error, then look for piece of label or ribbon stuck in that error - ok to blow out with canned air. Then try holding in Feed again for 4-5 seconds to Auto-calibrate again.

Posted on Apr 29, 2014

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SOURCE: top of form fault

You need to calibrate the printer using the instructions located in the manual. This should be in area 5.2 of the manual. If you don't have the manual you can download them at this address along with software updates and firmware updates.

http://www.datamaxcorp.com/software/i-class/

Hope this helps you.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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The printer must be calibrated or the type of sensor is wrong. Verify that the sensor type is correct for your label (gap or black mark) and you can calibrate it by pressing the FEED key for about 5 seconds approximately.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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We had the same error after labels got wrapped around the feed roller. When we were called to investigate the problem, the fault error was there. After 2 1/2 hours of troubleshooting both on the printer and online we came across this page. I took the roll of labels out, cleaned the media sensor and re-threaded the labels. Well, that didn't work too well as I still had the same error. Since we have 2 thermals setting side-by-side, I opened up both hoods and noticed that the "green" slider just beneath the sensor was slid all the way in. On the other printer however, the slider was slid out until a white etched line was at the tappered endpoint of the sensor. I slid out the other printer that had my error, hit the feed button, and whaaa-laaa, the error disappeared. There are some minor distance feed that we have to reset, but it is up and running! I hope this may help you out in your situation too.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Top of Form Fault error

It means that the printer did not get a good calibration on the label. First make sure the label sensor is in the proper position. Look at the green bar that the label passes underneath and make sure that the white line (the sensor) is positioned over the label. Then calibrate by pressing and holding the FEED key for about 5 seconds until the labels start to feed. After a few labels feed out, the printer should now have a good read on the size of the label and be ready to go.

Hope that Helps !

Posted on May 14, 2010

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The error is indicating that it cannot calibrate the media. Try holding in the feed key for approx 10 seconds and see if it will calibrate. Experiment with the position of the media sensor. It will slide horizontally.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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