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Why is it that when I turn on the power on zebra s4m it automatically feeds on 5 media/labels, is this normal?

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SOURCE: S4M automatically feeds extra labels everytime it's turned on

Set your print driver to "Do Nothing" on Head Close and Power Up. the next time you print will pass this information to the printer and the problem will not come back - actually the default for the driver is "Do Nothing" so it has probably been changed for some reason, you will need to change it back.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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This could have a couple of different causes. Best thing to do is determine if the problem is with the printer or the software. Turn the printer off and back on again. After the power-on self test is done, just press the feed key. Does the printer feed just one label ? If so, then you know the printer has a good calibration on the size of the label. Now print a label. Does it skip one after printing ? If it does, now you know the problem is in the software because the printer is only going to do what it’s told to do. Check all settings in the label software / printer driver to make sure label size is accurate, correct printer driver is being used, etc.

So first check to see if the printer is ok by itself. If it feeds two labels after powering up, then the calibration is needs to be redone. Also make sure the media sensor is positioned over the label. This can cause skipping as well if out of position.

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Settings seem correct, but labels will print on 2 labels, or skip labels. Zebra s4m


The printer is not calibrated to the media length. You need to perfrom a calibration with the labels loaded. This is in the users manual on how to do it. The printer should be set to automatically do this when powered up.

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Set your print driver to "Do Nothing" on Head Close and Power Up. the next time you print will pass this information to the printer and the problem will not come back - actually the default for the driver is "Do Nothing" so it has probably been changed for some reason, you will need to change it back.

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The issue that is causing the problem is when users tear off the label they are actually partially pulling on the next label causing it to peel away a little then when it feeds it will jam. Only reliable way to stop this is once the user prints tell them to press feed and feed 1 label through.

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