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Head sensor problem

An OPEN HEAD SENSOR PROBLEM show in the LCD display, what could cause this problem and where is this sensor located

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The sensor(printhead and media sensor) from the print head is the metalic plate next to the black plastic(gap sensor) sensor unther the printhead on the left side.
try to push up the sensor, some times is hard but can be the solution.

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    Paulo Rangel Nov 13, 2010

    keep the labels out from the dust, clean the printhead and the rollar in all times with wipes ( especific ones) and keep the door close, use ribbon.use darkness between 15 and 24, use normal speed

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