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Cannot find firmware for zebra p330i aka polaroid 75i

I cannot get my printer to print from my pc for the life of me. i have gotten it to print a good test print directly from the printer menu settings itself, but when i try to print anything from the computer, it sees it just fine, but it says error and does nothing printer-wise. i think i might be missing firmware seeing as how i think i set up drivers correctly (or are these one in the same? id be the idiot asking a stupid question like that wouldnt i?) and i cant find the firmware anyware, any link i have been able to stumble across has been broken and elusive in the first place... ughhh.

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Sounds like you put your printer into line mode. Line mode prints code so you can see what is sent to the printer to look for possible mistakes in the code.

To switch from line mode back to page mode.

  1. Turn printer off.
  2. Press and hold the feed button down. And switch printer on.
  3. Release the feed button when the LED flashes red.
  4. When the LED flashes green, press down the feed button.
  5. When the LED flashes amber release the feed button.
  6. Try printing now that the printer is back in page mode which is used for print your labels; line mode prints the labels code.
  7. Do this fast or else it wont work if you are slow.

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SOURCE: Zebra LP2824 Not Printing

I had the same problem and could not fix it but called Zebra headquarters and they gave me this solution and it works! It sounds crazy but it works. Turn off the printer on the switch on the side. press and hold the button on the front of the machine while you turn it on. The light will turn red then release the button the light around the button will then turn a solid greed then blink green. While it is blinking green press and hold the button again until it the light turns orange and then release the button. This apparently puts your printer into line mode or something but anyway it works!

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My zebra p330i keeping on showing downloading data.It doesn't print from PC


Install the driver again.
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http://www.zebra.com/id/zebra/na/en/index/drivers_downloads/firmware/results.html?productType=6

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This is an old post but i still need help!! What does a Polaroid p85igc card printer use for a full color ribbon? Zebra p330i ymcko ribbon won't work


Right, zebra/eltron made the P310 printer before they started using smart ribbon. They also made the same printer as the J310 for Javelin and the P75 for Polaroid. These all ran on the same ribbon. Then there were the first "i" series machines the Zebra P310i, the Javelin J310i and the Polaroid P75i. These all ran on their own respective i series ymcko ribbons. Now here is my theory.... The new Zebra P330i runs on the same ymcko ribbons as the P310i and the Javelin J330i runs on the same ribbon sas the J310i. Don't know where the model number came from but the Polaroid P85igc is the same as the 330i printers. It therefore stands to reason that it will run on the same ribbons as the older P75i printer.
The YMCKO ribbons for the Zebra are coded 800015-440 for 200 print rolls, 800015-540 for 350 print rolls. I have seen a picture of a ribbon with 800015-540POL on it advertised for the Polaroid but cannot find anyone to sell it. I can find however a few US references to a ribbon for the P75i One is linked below. It may be worth a go if you get desperate. //www.identisource.net/pd_3151.cfm
The other alternative, as the machines are essentially the same, is to change the motherboard so the printer thinks it is a Zebra or Javelin and then buy much more readily available ribbons. We can swap the board for you but as a spare they are just over £400 incl VAT. YMCKO ribbons would only be around £30 for 200 image rolls, thats the genuine stuff not the knocked of rubbish that's around. www.pci-solutions.co.uk I shall investigate to make sure we can't "rebrand" the printer by changing its firmware, but I doubt if it will be that easy.

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need to upgrade the firmware as above.

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