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Alarm when i try to print the printer will print about 10 letters then completely stop and the alarm light will turn on. ive tried turning both the printer and the computer off but neither worked

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Re: alarm

Look in the manual for alarm codes, on? flashing?

possibility something wrong with the carriage, this is the black piece where the ribbon sits on, there are gears in there that will break, very common

1) take out ribbon and print, if it continues to print a few lines without alarm, it's a bad ribbon.

2)turn off printer and move the carriage my hand from side to side, should be smooth, if you hit a bump or tick, it's the carriage.

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Re: alarm

See Brother have an over sensitive sensor that stops printing before toner is exhausted

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2) While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power button.)
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0 times Green (Power) Power off When the print head is not installed, the
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ii. When the Power LED lights in green, while holding the ON button, release the Stop button.
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ii When the operation is completed, "A function was finished." is displayed, and another
function can be selected.
iii If a non-supported function is selected, "Error!" is displayed. Click OK in the error message
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