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LS2208 reads @ as ] in SSCC label


In the Quick start guide, try scanning the "Set Defaults" barcode, This will restore the device to factory default.

Jun 06, 2013 | Symbol LS2208 Handheld

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Barcode scanner won't read printed labels


1. The printhead in your printer might be scratched (evidenced by thin white streaks through your print). This is common, and the most likely cause. Printhead must be replaced.
2. Material might be stuck on your printhead (usually evidenced by wide white streak vertically through print). Printing surface of printhead can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol and cotton ball.
3. The ribbon might be wrinkling due to uneven tension, producing intermittent diagonal streaks in your print. This is somewhat common, but doesn't fit your description as well as 1 & 2 above. Mechanical adjustment and/or proper media loading solves ribbon wrinkles.
4. Poor pressure and/or printhead alignment. Evidenced by grainy, light or no print on one side or the other of the media. This is somewhat common, but doesn't fit your description as well as 1 & 2 above. Mechanical adjustment solves printhead pressure and alignment issues.

Dec 11, 2012 | Datamax E-Class E-4203 Label Printer

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Datamax prints ten or so labels then skips one (leaves it blank) then continues on


First check the sensor is free of any label debris. Then follow instructions below:


Standard Calibration is appropriate for most media types. During the process, the printhead assembly can be raised for visual access to the media and media sensor. In addition, displayed sensor readings can be used to indicate the best position over the media, which is helpful when using small, position-critical TOF notches or marks.

Three readings are required:

.No Media

.Lable Backing

.Backing plus lable


Standard Calibration

Step Operator Action Displayed Message Comment

5 Press the key. SENSOR CALIBRATION

PERFORM CALIBRATION

You are beginning the standard

calibration procedure.

6 Press the key.

Remove the media from the

Media Sensor then press any

key.


REMOVE LABEL STOCK

PRESS ANY KEY <yyy>

This sets the parameter for the

'empty' value.

Where 'yyy' is a numerical

value representing the current

sensor reading.

7 Proceed according to your

media type:

Die-cut stock: strip the media

from the backing and then

reinsert it into the sensor; adjust

the Sensor Eye Mark over the

center of the backing.

Notched stock: adjust the

Sensor Eye Mark over the

center of the notch.

Reflective stock: Adjust the

Sensor Eye Mark over the

center of the facedown black

mark.

Continuous stock: go to Step

8.

Press any key to continue.

SCAN BACKING

PRESS ANY KEY <yyy>

Or, for reflective media:

SCAN MARK

PRESS ANY KEY <yyy>

This sets the parameter for the

'gap' or 'mark' value.

Where 'yyy' is a numerical

value representing the current

sensor reading: useful in

locating the best sensor

position.

ã Note: Never position the

sensor over a perforation when

recording a sensor reading.

ã Note: Do not move the position of the Media Sensor after it has been adjusted.

8 Position the label (and backing,

if any) under the Sensor Eye

Mark.

ã Note: If using preprinted

media, ensure the label area

under the sensor is free of

preprinted text, graphics or

borders.

Press any key to continue.

SCAN PAPER

PRESS ANY KEY <yyy>

This sets the parameter for the

'paper' value.

Where 'yyy' is a numerical

value representing the current

sensor reading.

Maintenance and Adjustments

5-3

Standard Calibration (continued)

Step Operator Action Displayed Message Comment

9 Observe the display. GAP MODE

CALIBRATION COMPLETE

Or, for reflective media:

REFLECTIVE MODE

CALIBRATION COMPLETE

Or, for continuous media:


CONTINUOUS MODE

CALIBRATION COMPLETE

The calibration was successful.

See note below if another

message was displayed.

10 Exit upon successful

calibration: Back out of the

menu tree by repeatedly

pressing the key.

If using gap or reflective media,

press and hold the FEED key.

The printer will begin

advancing media; allow at least

one label gap (or mark) to

advance under the sensor.


READY

The printer is now ready to

begin printing.

Aug 09, 2011 | Datamax DMX-I-4208 Label Printer

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Hi all i am trying to use barcode scanner in Motorola MC55 Handheld Mobile Computer. i have installed data wedge from...


Hello, Datamatrix is 2D Symbology. Actually this MC55 is a model with 1D Laser Scan engine. The laser cant scan 2D barcodes, therefore he is not decoding the datamatrix barcode.
You would need an MC55 with an 2D Imager or with Camera to scan 2D Barcodes.

Oct 11, 2010 | Motorola MC55 Handheld Mobile Computer PN...

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Our company has several Zebra printers that print out barcodes that are scanned using handheld scanners for many things including inventory management. The labels that come from ONE of these Zebras...


Power off printer. Press and hold pause button while power on. This will print dark black line across the entire label. Check for white vertical lines. If you see any in the area of the label where you are experiencing a problem then the printhead should be replaced. Power off and on to exit diagnostics.

Jun 25, 2010 | Zebra 105SL Thermal Label Printer

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Zebra 105SE printer will print text and images just fine, but will not print bar codes from any software including Bartender or TechnoRiverStudio. If i export the label as an image I can print it just...


Bartender is a pretty good label software package - strange that you're having problems with a barcode. Are you by any chance trying to print a 2D barcode such as Datamatrix ? If that's true, then the problem is that the datamatrix barcode is not a resident barcode in the firmware version of that printer which is an older model. There should be a choice in bartender, in the properties of the barcode field that allows you to send the barcode as an image or graphic. The barcode will then print.

If you're trying to print a linear barcode (C39 or C128 or UPC for example) and it they won't print with the steps you have taken, then something is definetly wrong. Another option would be to take your label format and print-to-file instead of print-to-printer. There should be an option on the print screen for this. By then opening the file, the ZPL (Zebra's programming language) can then be examined to see exactly what is being sent to the printer.

Hope this helps !

Apr 17, 2010 | Zebra 105Se Thermal Printer

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The printer will print a bar code but the reader will not read it. the reader reads the bar code from a second printer just fine


Sounds like there are some elements worn off of the printhead causing some of the bars to not be printed. To test, create a label that prints a thick black line or solid black box across the width of the label (assuming a 4" label). Any vertical white lines that show indicate elements that are not functioning.
You could also put one label above the other, lining up the barcodes and you'll probably see bars that are missing from the label that won's scan.
The only ways to correct the problem are to install a new printhead or move the barcode field on the label so that the missing elements fall in the spaces between the bars.

Hope that helps !

Apr 08, 2010 | Zebra TLP 2844-Z Thermal Label Printer

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MC3090 is having trouble scanning 2D labels. It


No...check the printer that is creating the 2D code. It's probably the culprit. Make sure the head is perfect and the 2D code is big enough. The 2D version of the MC3090 doesn't read small 2D codes.

If it still doesn't work, contact your dealer or the Moto Help Desk at 1-800-653-5350

Oct 22, 2009 | Symbol Motorola MC3090 Handheld Computer

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