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Disc Feeding Problem

The discs on my printer feed at the start of a run, when the printer is first turned on, after about printing 3 to 4 discs, i keep getting an out of paper message and the printer will not feed any more disc, even if they are loaded, if i cause a disc to load manually the printer prints but will not feed any more discs.

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  • Bigfoot002 Apr 04, 2008

    I am using microboards ink cartridges but the discs on my printer feed at the start of a run, when the printer is first turned on, after about printing 3 to 4 discs, and the printer will not feed any more disc, even if they are loaded, if i cause a disc to load manually the printer prints but will not feed any more discs.

  • somerain May 11, 2010

    I've tried peel and sticking the label on a 78, but without any luck. Is there a trick to it?

  • somerain May 11, 2010

    I've tried peel and sticking the label on a 78, but without any luck. Is there a trickClick here to post a Clarification Request to it?

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I am assuming you are using a PF-2 printer. If you are using a standard HP78 ink cartridge instead of the Microboards cartridge, the unit will only print approx 5 discs before it stops. The microboards cartridges have a security tag under the barcode label that is scanned by a magnetic reader on the left hand part of the unit. If you are careful, you can use a razor blade and remove the label from a microboards cartridge and tape it on the front of a HP ink and save yourself about $25 an ink cartridge...

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