Question about Zebra Z4M Printer
First test this: remove the ribbon close head if the error goes away it is not your sensor. Most of the time someone has loaded the ribbon on a little to hard and broke the plastic tab that insure it loads correctly. With the tab gone you may get lucky and load it right sometimes and other times not this is why some ribbons work and some do not.
Posted on Apr 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: printing error condition
First clean the sensor tag and sensor head open and tape. Then perform a calibration label pressing the PAUSE and FEED buttons and turn on the printer, release the keys until it starts to move the label. Wait until you are finished and ready to print.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: error condition head open
if this is a zebra 170 xi or similar, the problem will be a sensor in the interior of the printer. Don't get scared as this is easy to fix. you will need to remove the cover to be able to view all the circuit boards.
when you have removed the cover, if you check the axle of the latch that you use to open the printhead, (the one with the two pressure knobs) and check the end of that axle in the sidde where the circuit boards are, you will see that it has a small piece of plastic about 1.5cm long by 0.5 cm wide that should turn with the axle when opening and closing.
when the printhead is closed, this bit of plastic should be in front of a small black sensor.
The problem that you may have is that either is broken or became lose.
Please let me know if you have managed to sort this or whether you will need more guidance.
obviously, if the printer is under warranty, do contact your distributor before proceeding to open the case to avoid any warranty issues.
Also, don't forget to unplug the printer from the mains before doing anything to it.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
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