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My printer is giving a 5001 alarm

So it wont print and i cant seem to find the manual

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Dear customer,

               The 5001 error indicates that the printer is unable to detect the gap or notch in the media. The error should be acknowledged by pressing the ONLINE key.
Several different sorts of problems may cause this error to occur. Following is a short list of things to consider:

  • 1. Incorrect material type inserted in the machine.
  • 2. Incorrect sensor type selected. Check settings on both the printer itself and in the software and/or driver that is being used.
  • 3. Incorrect positioning of the paper sensor on the material. Examine the paper path to make sure that the material is actually passing through the sensor and that the gap or notch is visible to it.
  • 4. Material jammed up at the platen roller.
  • 5. Dirt on the photoelectric sensor.
  • 6. Failure of the photoelectric sensor

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