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You get a ribbon fault when the ribbon is out, or sometimes when your printer isn't rewinding the spent ribbon well.

I find that if I pop open the printer and manually advance the ribbon a few times, it will work corrrectly.

I have been told that this could be an issue with the clutch on the rewind spool as well.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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Engin management light is on how to fix?

It needs to have a diagnostic tool hooked up and fult Codes read after this the technicians can fix fult and clear code this will turn light off
codes are logged when a problem occurs within the engine management system this turns the warning light on.

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We have a problem while we want to turn it on . this error appears on lcd " ribon fult " we have to push " LF & ENTER then FF & ENTER " to ignor this error . what should we do to solve this problem.

There is a ribbon motion sensor on the left side of the ribbon deck. Most likely this sensor is dirty. Clean with isopropyl alcohol. Either that or you need to replace your ribbon. remove ribbon from printer and turn knob on ribbon. it should turn easily. if it is not replace ribbon.

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My 2003 jaguar has the ABS lite one and it says park brake fult.

Emergency brake handles or pedals on most vehicles should be locked on about half of it's throw, approx. 8 to 12 clicks if it' s a clicking type.

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Shatle fult eroor

This error indicates the print mechanism is not able to move, in the first instance check;

There is no paper jams etc whcih may cause an obstruction
Check the ribbon is correctly installed and is the correct side of the ribbon shield
Check the platen gap to ensure this is not trapping the ribbon / paper and preventing the mechanism moving.

If the above actions do not resolve the problem the next thing to check is the Shuttle Mechanism,
Check the drive belt is in place and does not slip
Clean the rear side of the shuttle weight wheels, the sensor looks at the rear of the balanced wheels.
Check the shuttle motor to ensure it is working
Check for damage to the shuttle drive gears.

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My jeep will start for approximately 3 seconds and then just turn off. I dont know what it is but i have been told that it was the crankshaft position sensor but i want to get another opinion. If this is...

oh please!!!! there are so many sensers on your jeep,, any one could cause this fult,,,,,
if its a sensor hook the jeep up to the computer and it will give you the fult coads its easy to fix it with them,,,,and you will be saving money,, if you just hook up a new sensor the computer will still see the old fult coad and may still not let the engine run right, so your running around in rings or nothing,,,get the coads read,

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Cranks but won't start, got gas. I don't know enough about the electrical system. Need some ideas -- Dave

my gess is the bike has been stood up over the winter??? if so then its more than likely its just dirty whireing joints a comon fult in bikes,,,,take the tank off and look for every whireing joint you can find pull one at a time apart and clean it with switch cleaner spray,,,then put some vasaline in the joint to keep out the wether and water,,, you will find out were the fult is this way,,,but only "ONE" plug at a time please
or you will end up with what looks like a motor bike in a heep of spaghetti with lots of loos ends????

Jun 26, 2010 | 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

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Car died and now runs in high idle for ten mins or so then goes from high to low idel and runs really ruff

this sounds like its the car's CPU playing up,,,if there is a fult coad it can put you in "get you home mode" the car will still run but very very badly check out the fult coads

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Expolosions when engine to 3,000 rpm

its an ignishion fult its back fireing on you, and may split the exhaust pipe if you dont sort it out it wont do the "cat" any good as well
could be any number of fults here!

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F61 means a protection code which normally means there is a fault with the audio output IC. Check all your cables for shorts etc, and try hooking it back up. If the error is still there you'll have to put it in for service.

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