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When power applied print wheel and ribbon lift works ok. As printhead starts moving to left margin it will start moving and then and stop and just hum or buzz until power turned off.

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Move the head back and forth by hand W/power off, look for debris in the printer area, put some WD40 on the silver shaft that the head slides on.

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Posted on Aug 04, 2010

Testimonial: "Cleaned support shaft off with WD-40. Did not help so then applied very thin coat of oil on support shaft and that solved the problem. "

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How do I increase the margins on the typewriter


To set a margin beyond the left or right margin, move the carrier (or cursor) to that margin, press the Margin Release key, then proceed to move the carrier (or cursor) to the desired position. Then, press the Left or Right margin key to set the new margin. A beep will sound indicating the new margin has been set. When you set a new left or right margin, the previous margin is automatically cleared.

Alternatively, you can type beyond the right margin by pressing the Margin Release key and then continue typing when the carrier (or cursor) stops at the right margin. To type beyond the left margin, press the Margin Release key and then the Backspace key to move the carrier (or cursor) to the position where you want to start typing.

Remember to always use genuine Swintec ribbons and lift-off tapes for your Swintec 7040, which can be found at Swintec Typewriter Supplies .

Aug 19, 2014 | Swintec 7040 Typewriter

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Cleaning Printheads


Step one: Clean the contacts on the printhead CAUTION: Electrical contacts contain sensitive electronic components that damage easily.
  1. Gather the following materials:
    • Dry, soft, lint-free cleaning cloths (coffee filters and eyeglass-cleaning cloths work well)
    • Paper towels or clean sheets of paper
  2. Lift the product lid. The top cover rests in an open position. Figure 1: Lift the lidc01607665.gif
  3. Press and hold the OK button for five seconds. The carriage moves to the left side of the product.
  4. Unplug the power cord from the rear of the product. Figure 2: Unplug the power cord from the rear of the productc01609893.gif
  5. Inside the product, lift the blue printhead latch. Figure 3: Lift the printhead latchc01607666.gif
  6. Lift the handle of the printhead, and then pull the printhead out of its slot.
  7. Hold the printhead by its sides, and wipe the electrical contacts on the printhead with the cloth. Do not touch the nozzles. CAUTION: Do not use water or other cleaning materials.Do not touch the nozzles on the printhead. Figure 4: Clean the printhead contacts, but do not touch the nozzlesc01609894.gif 1 - Nozzles - Do not clean 2 - Contacts - Clean
  8. Set the printhead on a sheet of paper or paper towel with the nozzles facing up.
  9. If necessary, repeat these steps to print the other printhead.
Step two: Clean the contacts inside the All-in-One
  1. With a fresh cloth, wipe the electrical contacts inside the carriage. Figure 5: Wipe the contacts inside the carriagec01609896.gif
  2. Plug in the power cord to the rear of the product.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product, if it does not turn on automatically. The message 'Printhead missing ' displays on the control panel.
  4. Hold the printhead by its sides with the nozzles toward the product, and then insert the printhead into its color-coded slot.
    • Insert the Black/Yellow printhead into the slot on the left.
    • Insert the Magenta/Cyan printhead into the slot on the right.
    Figure 6: Insert the printhead into its slotc01607670.gif
  5. Repeat these steps to insert the other printhead into its color-coded slot.
  6. Pull the blue printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to fully engage the latch. You might have to apply some pressure to engage the latch. Figure 7: Lower the printhead latch c01607671.gif
  7. Close the product lid. Figure 8: Close the product lid c01607672.gif
  8. Wait for the product to initialize the printheads and print an alignment page. This process takes about 20 seconds.

on Oct 05, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How to Clean Your Printer once in a while


Step one: Clean the contacts on the printhead CAUTION: Electrical contacts contain sensitive electronic components that damage easily.
  1. Gather the following materials:
    • Dry, soft, lint-free cleaning cloths (coffee filters and eyeglass-cleaning cloths work well)
    • Paper towels or clean sheets of paper
  2. Lift the product lid. The top cover rests in an open position. Figure 1: Lift the lidc01607665.gif
  3. Press and hold the OK button for five seconds. The carriage moves to the left side of the product.
  4. Unplug the power cord from the rear of the product. Figure 2: Unplug the power cord from the rear of the productc01609893.gif
  5. Inside the product, lift the blue printhead latch. Figure 3: Lift the printhead latchc01607666.gif
  6. Lift the handle of the printhead, and then pull the printhead out of its slot.
  7. Hold the printhead by its sides, and wipe the electrical contacts on the printhead with the cloth. Do not touch the nozzles. Figure 4: Clean the printhead contacts, but do not touch the nozzlesc01609894.gif 1 - Nozzles - Do not clean 2 - Contacts - Clean
  8. Set the printhead on a sheet of paper or paper towel with the nozzles facing up.
  9. If necessary, repeat these steps to print the other printhead.
Step two: Clean the contacts inside the All-in-One
  1. With a fresh cloth, wipe the electrical contacts inside the carriage. Figure 5: Wipe the contacts inside the carriagec01609896.gif
  2. Plug in the power cord to the rear of the product.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product, if it does not turn on automatically. The message 'Printhead missing ' displays on the control panel.
  4. Hold the printhead by its sides with the nozzles toward the product, and then insert the printhead into its color-coded slot.Insert the Black/Yellow printhead into the slot on the left.Insert the Magenta/Cyan printhead into the slot on the right. Figure 6: Insert the printhead into its slotc01607670.gif
  5. Repeat these steps to insert the other printhead into its color-coded slot.
  6. Pull the blue printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to fully engage the latch. You might have to apply some pressure to engage the latch. Figure 7: Lower the printhead latch c01607671.gif
  7. Close the product lid. Figure 8: Close the product lid c01607672.gif
  8. Wait for the product to initialize the printheads and print an alignment page. This process takes about 20 seconds.

on Oct 05, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have a HP k8600 printer. I changed the black ink cartridge and now it won't print any black, only other colors. What is the solution?


Hi,

Here are some steps that can help you resolve yoour issue.

Make sure that we use a genuine HP ink cartridge

Try printing a diagnostic page from the control panel. Here are the steps:
Press and hold the Power button
Press the Cancel button for seven times
Press the Resume button for 2 times
Release the Power button

If the issue persist
Try Cleaning the printheads. Here are the steps:
Make sure there's unused paper
Press and hold the Power button
Press the Cancel button 2 times
Press the Resume button 1 time
Release the Power button

If still the problem persist try reseating the cartridge
Open the cover
Make sure paper is loaded in the Tray
If the carriage does not move to the left automatically, press and hold the Resume button until the carriage moves to the left. Wait for the carriage to stop moving.
Lift the printhead latch
Lift the handle of a printhead, and use it to pull the printhead out of its slot
Before installing a new printhead, shake the printhead up and down at least six times while the printhead is still in its packaging.
Remove the new printhead from its package, and then remove its orange protective caps, Do not shake printheads after the caps are removed
Insert the printhead into its color-coded slot. Press down firmly on the printhead to ensure proper contact
Pull the printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to ensure that the latch is properly engaged. You might have to apply some pressure to engage the latch.
Close the cover, wait while the device initializes the printheads and prints the alignment pages

If the problem persiste contact HP support for service.

I hope this will help you resolve the issue.

Thank you for choosing Fixya

Mar 10, 2011 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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My Zebra printer is eating labels on and off. I feel when the printer runs out of labels it losses the labels and never prints it again when the Labels are reloaded. Is there a configuration setup for the...


is possible calibration issues. please run manual calibration,
go through the setings and run MEDIA and RIBBON CALIBRATION.
if ask to load labels,
open printhead, take 2-4 labels from the back papel and load the back paper normaly.
then press enter. Ask for REMOVE RIBBON? open printhead and move the ribbon from left to the rigth of the printhead (remove from the sensors(left and side)) press enter.
let the printer save that figers from the sensors (back paper/no ribbon)
LOAD MEDIA?
ok, put all back on normaly (labels and ribbon set up proply) press enter.
The printer going to run the calibration, if stop on the gap?! save (press twice on SETUP Button.
SAVED? OK. turn of and turn on again, send the job.
Hope help. Rate please. Thanks.

Dec 17, 2010 | Zebra Z4Mplus Label Printer

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My TI 810 printer has begun to error out. It prints a few lines, and the lines appear to "slide" to the left, until it is printing off the left edge of the paper, and then it stops printing, and the error...


Hello.
This is a ribbon problem, it needs to be changed. The fact that the lines "slide" to the left prove that the carrier is not going back to its original position every time.
So, the solution is to change the ribbon.

Aug 24, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI 810 Matrix Printer

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Starts to print but then the print mechanism gets "stuck" on the right-side. doesn't make any diff if there is a print ribbon in the printer or not.


Please give is some more information. For example is this an impact dot matrix printer or an ink jet?

Since you are using the term, "Ribbon," I'm going to guess at Impact printer.

Most current impact printers are bi-directional print mechanisms. This allows the print head to apply dots to the image in both directions.

Since you are saying the the print head jams at the right side there are several things that can be wrong. First, the printhead stepper motor may be driving the printhead beyond it furthermost right stop position and binding the head. The print head carrier stop may be bent or out of position allowing the carie to lock on the stop.

Second, the stepper motor may not have enough torque to bring the head back and will need to be replaced.

If I were trouble shooting this, I would first get the printhead over to the left edge, then power off the printer and see if I manually move the print head carrier left and right can I feel a mechanical bind in the carrier movement.

If not I would then check and see if any belts are loose. If there are no loose belt and no bind, I would consider replacing the stepper motor.

It wopuld reall help if you told us what printer model and manfactuer you have so the printhead drive system can be studied.

Don

Oct 17, 2009 | Star Office Equipment & Supplies

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Won't print although it goes through the motions of printing. I have changed the ink and cleaned the printheads


try try again..........

I had this problem;

Printhead replacement instructions are in the users guide.

THIS WORKED FOR ME --AND IF YOU CALL THE TECH SUPPORT # KODAK WILL SEND YOU A REPLACEMENT HEAD........
Power on printer, the printhead rides on a carriage that is connected to the ribbon cable. When the printhead is in the center position and movement is stopped REMOVE THE INK CARRIAGES. DO NOT TOUCH THE INK-PADS OR THE CONNECTION POINTS. You can just place the ink carriages on their side on a clean piece of paper.

......... To separate the printhead from the carriage press the release botton(above the bulls-eye sticker) in the top center of the printhead. You will hear a click and the top of the prinhead will pop forward about 1/4 of an inch. GENTLY lift from back (where you pressed the botton) to front and lift the printhead up and out of the printer.
---------U will see where the printhead and the carriage connect-------

It is best (very important) to not touch the shiny contact area

Now you are ready to install your new printhead.

BE CAREFUL BE GENTLE............Place the new printhead into the carriage and again at the center top back bulls-eye press back until you hear the click and the printhesd is secured in the carriage.......... replace the ink carriages.......

I would power off the printer and wait about 60 seconds then power on and run self test.

TO RUN SELF TEST

power on the printer and wait until the printhead is in the center position THEN press photo and copy buttons at the same time, you will hear the printhead carriage start to move and a test print page will print.

CHECK for print quailty; run all diag. from the help tab as needed.

REMEMBER; IF YOU THINK THE PLASTIC WILL CRACK U ARE PRESSING TOO HARD....... KEEP IT CLEAN, BE SAFE

Dec 26, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Zebra 140 thermal printer


Hello, mmgarcia10.

I've dealt with Zebra 140's for a lot of years. It's best to start with the easy fixes, so please don't take offense if I ask you to check obvious probelms.

I'm assuming you use a ribbon (as opposed to direct thermal paper). When replacing ribbon, it's easy to slide the spool on facing the wrong way.

Can you verify that the ribbon is loaded with the ink facing down? The back of the ribbon is probably shiny and should face up. The ink side is dull and ink can probably be scraped off by your fingernail. The ribbon on the spindle should unwind clockwise, not counter-clockwise. If you're familiar with cleaning the printhead, this would be a good time; if not skip the cleaning for now to avoid damage.

If the ribbon was loaded OK, the next thing I'd check is the printhead pressure. The are two posts with thumbscrews located above the printhead. The thumbscrews press against springs that in turn apply a small amount of pressure to the printhead. Each post has two thumbsrews that can be tightened toword each other to lock the position. Labels and ribbons can be a little tricky to load, and sometimes these posts can slide to the side by mistake. A good rule of thumb is to position these above the left and right sides of the label. Don't apply too much pressure, or the printhead will wear out faster, and printheads are exensive. If one side prints light and one side dark, give the light side a little more pressure.

If the labels still don't print, turn the printer off and then on (to reset the main board).

I can't remember if the Z140 can print a configuration page or test print if you hold down the Feed button while turning on the power. It's so easy it's worth a try. I know you can print one by navigating through the front panel. If the label doesn't print, it's probably a hardware problem. I've never seen a ribbon cable work loose from a printhead, but if you can find the connector, you can jiggle it a little and press it in to try to reseat the pins.

If the config page prints but labels from your software don't, you could check the darkness setting in you software, and also in the printer driver (right click the printer name, and choose something like Printing Preferences). There's also a darkness setting stored in the printer that can be set through the front panel, but this is often over-ridden by label software.

Hope this helps,
Label_Guy

Oct 02, 2008 | Zebra Printer 140-751-00000

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Okidata 320/420 printhead not printing aligned.


Clean the large silver rod that runs through the carriage. It is dirty and not allowing the carriage to move as freely as it should. Ideally it should be left dry. Also change the ribbon. The same motor drives the carriage and the ribbon. If it has a bind, the same thing can happen. Hope it helps Ed

May 18, 2007 | OKI MICROLINE 520 Matrix Printer

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