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Printer not lining up and display doesn't work

When I put the labels in and line it up and try to print a label it will print the first label skip the second and sometimes the third ,and then it starts printing on one half of the label and half on the next label. Also my display screen is lit up but nothing is showing on the screen. Any ideas?

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Re: printer not lining up and display doesn't work

You can adjust the display contrast by pressing and holding the MENU key for 10 to 20 seconds to modify the LCD contrast level.

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My smart label printer 100 is backing up at times when I try to print a label and doesn't print right, it skips letters or numbers and continues with the rest of the info. Like abcde will be abe


This skipping could be caused by a roller not turning causing the paper to be forced to much into the thermal.

Repair is quite difficult the unit would need to be taken apart and the feeder investigated. You could put some machine lube on the roller part, but its quite involved.

Another reason could be the module inside not working correctly causing it to print like it is.

If you update me with additional info I could be more of a help to you.



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NOTE: On some models, pressing the pause key will change the LCD display to 'TRANSMISSIVE'. If this happens, repeat step 3.
4. Press the RESTART key. The printer will go back ON LINE.
5. Open the print head and reposition your labels, so that they are ready for printing. Close the print head.

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Note: This is typically the only procedure required when first installing the labels.
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I get 2 labels(1 with data and 1 blank)for every label printed


Clean the photo eye that senses the label gap with a q tip and alchol

Open side door release print head and remove label stock you will see small photo eye clean

put printer in manual mode( switch 1 on to and 1 on botom on

turn printer on it should advance one label and hit skip it should advance another

put back in computer mode

should work now if it still skips check yur label desigh=n software and label mode (continuous or sense label)

Best of luck to you

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open the related word document.
select 1 line above the Text in question, press enter twice.
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try a test page on this, alternatively try using a different label layout, until you get the desired result.
Other than the AveryL7160.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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