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LP 2488 not printing

LP 2488 is not printing after I installed drivers. When I try to print the lable come out blank. How can I solve this?

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  • Stephen Clouthier
    Stephen Clouthier May 11, 2010

    Are you sure you have THERMAL labels & not non thermal which requires a ribbon? If your not sure take a label & run a lit lighter under it to see if the heat turns it black. If it does then they are THERMAl labels if not install a RIBBON.

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SOURCE: Reg. zebra S600 lable

I had this happen when I changed from one label to a different size label. It needs to be calibrated. There are several types of calibration to do to the S600. Here is the solution that worked for me.

  1. Check the position of the laser Media Sensor (figure 13). It may need to be moved to match the type of label that will be printed.
For CARD labels, the media sensor needs to be set at the edge of the card so it can “see through” the notch that is cut on the edge where the perforation is.

    1. For STICKY labels, it can “see through” the backing which shows between each sticky label, so the Media Sensor could be set anywhere for it to work, but will probably be set towards the middle.
Set to Factory Defaults. This is so that all of the following steps will work. I do not need to change the steps based on the type of mode that printer is set up in because it will erase all that by setting it to the factory default. (See figure 14 for buttons)

    1. Turn off the printer.
    2. Hold the FEED and PAUSE buttons down as the printer power is turned on.
    3. Press MODE button four times.
    4. When the defaults are saved to the printer, the CALIBRATE, DARKER, and POSITION lights will all flash.
Test to see if the calibration is set correctly for the label. If not, proceed to the following steps.

  1. Do a Manual Calibration.
Turn off the printer.
    1. Hold the PAUSE, FEED, and CANCEL buttons down as the printer power is turned on, keeping the buttons depressed.
    2. This will run through several labels and do some printing.
    3. Release all three buttons after the CALIBRATION light comes on and then goes back off.
Put the printer into Auto-Calibration Mode.

    1. Turn off the printer.
    2. Hold PAUSE, CANCEL, and MODE down as the printer power is turned on.
    3. Release the buttons after printer is powered on.

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SOURCE: Zebra LP 2844 printer will not print anything but the test page

possibly not a real LP2844 but an LP2543, a printer mass produced for and used by UPS. refurbishers change the label and sell as LP2844 because they are almost identical.
if it has an AC-AC adapter, it is an LP2543. LP2844 uses a AC-DC adapter, and all LP2844's have USB ports.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: zebra 2488-z

Unplug the printer, place your finger on the green button and with the other hand turn the printer back on. Let the light flash four times (flash, flash flash, flash flash flash, flash flash flash flash) then immediately release the green button. The printer will cycle and feed out a couple of labels. Press the green button one more time and you are ready to go.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I am having problems with Zebra printer MDL#ZM400

I agree with Dustproof's suggestion regarding setting defaults. After you do that, you will need to set up your firmware and driver for the correct density, speed, media handling (tear-off vs. peel - labels with gaps or black marks) , etc. If your driver does not relfect the same settings that you have saved in the printer's firmware, the driver will send commands to the printer that will change its settings. Lastly, you will need to calibrate the printer to the media that you are using. An easy way to do this on the ZM400 is to set the power on setting in the LCD menu to calibrate and the head close setting to feed, save these settings in memory and then reboot the printer. This way, you will only need to reboot your printer to calibrate when there is a problem or if you change media types. The feed setting on head close will make sure that your label advances to the the next gap or mark if you open the printhead.
If all ese fails, call Zebra tech support (800) 423 0422 and open up a support case. It is possible that the media sensor or media led is not working properly requiring that your printer be sent in for repair.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Zebra LP 2844 Printer Error, Cannot Print

Try this
START
SETTINGS
PRINTER/FAXES
in the pop up window go to
FILE/SERVER PROPERTIES
DRIVERS
SELECT THE MFC5440 DRIVER AND REMOVE
SELEST THE LP 2844 DRIVER AND REMOVE
Now go to www.seagullscientific.com and download the Zebra driver pack, once downloaded run it and install the Zebra Lp2844 to with the USb port.

This should solve the problem, if not please come back.

trevor

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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