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I have a ribbion out error when there is a ribbion in place it is set to thermal transfer as needed for this type of printing. I have cleaned the lazer. Im not sure what else to do.

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Use the Menu system to recalibrate the printer, this should fix your ribbon out issue, if it doesn't you might have a failed sensor.

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