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New ribbon loaded;screen displays check ribbon or broken ribbon

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The printer should automatically work with a new ribbon installed correctly. Try resetting the printer by simply unplugging it for 5 minutes first. Then if that doesn't help, try updating the firmware at the following website link

The user manual is also available at that link if you should ever need it in the future. Let me know how this turns out.


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A useful site I found is:

Once you replace this then it should work for you.

Repling to th second post:

I would recommend buying a new case for it at least because the ribbon cable will break if left broken due to the strain on it.

The more expensive but easier option is to buy a new one.

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