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Ribbon sticks and then tears, I cleaned the rollers, but it looks like the printer head is not working right and tearing the ribbon..

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Why is my ribbon tearing?


Ribbon usually gets teared due to the heat of the print head being set to high. Go to MENU MODE / PRINT CONTROL / HEAT and select a heat setting of 12 or 14.

If after the change affects your print quality being poor, your ribbon and label type combination is wrong or your print head needs to be re-aligned.

Hope this helps, good luck. (",)

May 29, 2014 | Datamax DMX I-4208 Thermal Label Printer...

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Why is the ribbon tearing when it feeds?


Possible ribbon tear causes are:
1. Your Heat setting (Printhead temp) is too high - normal is about 10
2. You have something stuck on one of the surfaces the ribbon is contacting, i.e. a piece of label.
3. Something is out of place that is contacting the ribbon, i.e. a loose spring or wire.
4. Something is bent and/or out of alignment - look for where the ribbon starts tearing and examine that area carefully.

May 29, 2014 | Datamax DMX-I-4208 Label Printer

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How to clean the print head


No easy way to clean the print head. You will need to remove it from the printer to gain access to the area to clean. What does the label look like on the disc? Streaks is probably a dirty print head. If sections of the label are missing it could be the print head or heat roller. Look at the re-transfer (clear) ribbon. If the missing part of the label is left on the ribbon you have a heat roller issue.

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My 510s is having issues with printing. The print ribbon is sticking to the paper, thus tearing the ribbon and causing a paper jam.


Remove any slack in the ribbon by turning the ribbon-tightening knob, or reinstall the ribbon cartridge...

First Turn the printer off, open the printer cover and remove the jammed paper if paper is jammed..

***If you need any technical help on printer then you can reach at here

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Paper won't feed


You have to clean the rollers and paper feed mechanism.

The feed mechanism can stick due to static electricity, or simple wear & tear.

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My copier keeps tearing papers.


Paper tears due to the following;
a. Improper paper size on tray
b. Putting excess papers on tray
c. Dirty feed rollers
d. improper jam removal
Rectify the above.

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I have an Epson LX-300 dot matrix. The problem is the print is smudged/with black lines patches along the printed matter. The ribbon mask is lost. I'm curious to know the purpose of this ribbon mask. Does...


The mask stops this sort of problem and the print head could do with cleaning so that the pins don’t get stuck. The ink coagulates over the years and causes the pins to jam and eventually tear up ribbons of just burn up the driver coils in the head assembly. The head face needs cleaning with a cotton bud or two or three with isopropyl alcohol to remove all the ink residue from the pins and shafts. If you can remove the head assembly this is much easier to do.

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Replaced the black cartridge with a new one but the 7130 still says the cart needs to be replaced. Heads look clean, cleaned contacts, tried unplugging and plugging back in.Need help


If the spring inside where the black ink goes gets out of position it can tear a hole inthe ribbon cable at the rear of the carriage assembly. Once it's torn you might as well replace the printer as the carriage costs more than a new machine would. The carriage also wears out so the cartridge isn't held to the contacts anymore.

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Pause & ready led blink alternatly after initilize


Check if the paper type is set correctly (in thebackside right there is a lever to set continuos paper, or single sheets).

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