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Zebra 105se printhead issue

My zebra 105se has ablinking printehead light - it blinks steady orange color light and nothing is happening on the printer - media does not advance ?

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The controller thinks the printhead is still open. If it is open, close it.

If it's closed, it's likely that the sensor flag on the rear of the shaft has come loose and is no longer interrupting the photosensor. Remove the rear panel and inspect the flag while you move the printhead handle. The flag is supposed to be in the opening of the sensor when the printhead is closed and latched.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2008


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