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LP 2824 The printer works fine except I have to hold down the lid.  The light around the feed button is red, but if I apply pressure to the lid it turns green.  Is there something I can do to fix this?

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Re: LP 2824

Here's the right way to fix the problem.

Autosense Procedure, Configuration Label and Dump Mode:
Models: Orion (2442, 2443 and 2543), Transport (P-2242), Xport (P-2222), LP/TLP Strata (2684), LP/TLP-2722, 2742, 3742, LP/TLP-2824 ,LP/TLP 2844 and TLP-3842

  1. Turn off printer and have media loaded (on older Transports, with no ON/OFF switch, remove battery).
  2. Hold feed button down, and turn printer back on (on older Transports, re-insert battery) while holding down the feed button.
  3. When the light starts flashing, release the feed button.
  4. Printer light will turn green and advance a few blanks.
  5. After printer stops advancing and prints the internal information, press the feed button one time.
  6. You will get another label with the "Out of Dump" message on it.
Printer is now ready for use.

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Re: LP 2824

Yes there are a few fixes, you need to recalibrate the lid sensor profile to fix the issue which takes a lot of time.
or there is an easy quick fix i came up with.
the main issue with the sensor is that it is an reflective IR sensor and requires a clean close surface to get a reflection. over time things get dirty. peel off a label and stick it to the lid above the lid open IR sensor, do not stick it to the sensor it has to be on the lid

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