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Nothing printing S4M appears to receive data, but nothing prints. We see the print job arrive in the queue, then disappear from the queue. The display window on the front of the printer changes from showing the version to showing DATA..., then switches back again. It appears that the data is hitting the printer and vanishing straight into the bit bucket. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Nothing printing

I work with Zebra printer on a daily basis and it sounds like you will need to restore the printer to the factory defaults. However if you choose to do this you will remove the network settings, assuming your print has a NIC and you are using it as a network printer. Record the network settings before you default the printer so you have them on hand to re-enter the settings. You will need to enter the Advanced Setup 3 to load the defaults, Once the defaults are reloaded go back into Advanced Setup 3 to re-enter the network settings. This should solve you problem.

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Re: Nothing printing


I work mostly with Datamax's.

If you push the feed button does it feed and stop where it's supposed to?

Turn it off, unplugg the network ( about 5' ) turn it back on, plugg in  the network ( clear all jobs from the queu, which sometimes may have jobs in there that are frozen), do an internal test print and try to print a job.

Also try to re-calibrate the media.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Clearing the Print Queue in Windows
The printer is one of the slowest devices in a computer system. If you had to wait for it to print your document before you could resume writing, you would quickly go back to using a typewriter. To eliminate the delay, Windows reserves a portion of memory for something called a “print queue” (or spooler). The queue works on a first-in first-out basis. You can continue to use the computer and send jobs to the spooler as it feeds a steady stream of data to the printer.
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