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Printer won't print

My Printer won't print when a print job is sent to it. Data light blinks and the printer does feed.

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  • walaroo Feb 23, 2008

    I have exactly the same issue; "My Printer won't print when a print job is sent to it. Data light blinks and the printer does feed." I also noticed that the printer seems to be pretty cool for a thermal printer.

  • VILLAPMCI Feb 25, 2008

    I have the same problem...
    Please help

    Villa

    villa@pmci.us

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    Thermal transfer mode doesn't print. Labels and ink ribbon is good. Changed it to Direct Transfer (leaving the ink ribbon in, you get an error of course) But in Direct Transfer with the ink ribbon in I can print fonts and setup, looks good print quality. What is going on, looks like print head failure.

  • scanbest May 05, 2008

    Z4m prints out status report, however any jobs sent will just feed the label

  • killebbe May 11, 2010

    This is with the computer not connected to the printer. You don't need to have the printer connected to the computer to make the Zebra 4m printer print. The printer will print internal items like fonts and setup. Of course Thermal transfer doesn't work, and that's the problem.

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Printer doesn't print, just feeds the label.
Check your Labels and Ribbon, ensure you have the right ones.
If you have the right ones, here's what you try.

Hit the "setup/exit" button once. Then hit the "+" button repeatedly until you get to Print Meth. It will say Thermal Transfer. That setting can be changed by hitting the select button and the + button. Change it to Direct Thermal Transfer. Then use the setup/exit button to Temporary save the changes. You can change it back to Thermal Transfer doing the same method.
You will get an error, because the ribbon is in. But you can see it it prints.

Try going to the manufacturer website and read the manual about the printer.
If the printer feeds ribbon and doesn't print, more then likely it's a print head problem. When I mean it doesn't print, I mean from the printer control panel without the computer connected.
If you cannot figure out how to print the internal print fonts or setup from the Zebra 4m+ printer, you again need to go to the manufacturers website and read the manual.

Did a little research, appears that I can get a rebuilt print head for about $400. Instructions to install should be with the print head, if not reverse engineering.

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Try to chek if the quere if full or the buffer from the computer is full. if this is ok, try to reset the printer to factory defult.

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Does it show an "Out of Memory" message on the display? If so, hitting the "Pause" button will get the printing started although the first label might be blank.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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