Question about Zebra LP 2844 Thermal Printer
We have a Zebra LP 2844. For some reason, whenever it tries to print, it will just spit out paper until you power it off. It does this when trying to print from a pc as well as when it gets to the end of the auto-sense function. I've tried flashing the firmware but it is still doing the same thing. Any Ideas?
I had the very same problem but I know it could be several different reasons. In my case it was a media calibration issue. To perform calibration switch the power OFF, then pres FEED button and hold it, Power ON still holding and after three red flashes release it. Calibration report will print out. At the end of that print you should get "PRESS FEED TO END". Do it and it should be ok. Let me know if that worked.
Posted on May 07, 2008
This will only work if you have the ZUD4 drivers installed:
1. find the printer in Printers and Faxes, right click on it and select properties.
2. Click on the printer tab at the top. Click on the plus sign in front of Advanced and then click on the tools button
3. Click in the Direct Command for Printer box and type OD(case sensitive) and then click send. You will have to manually remove the contents before entering the next command.
4. Hold the shift key down and press the 6. You should see this: ^
Then press send.
5. Type default after the carrot; ^default
6. Click send.
7. Clear that and type xa and click send.
8. The printer should start 'reading' the label. When it stops moving, press the feed button.
9. Run a test to check but it should be correctly calibrated now.
Posted on May 30, 2008
I had the same problem. One day it just started screwing up. Here's a good test that determines if it's your PC or not. First, send the command ^default to the printer. There's a box under the printer properties to do this, though it's not 100% necessary.
The main thing is to see if it still runs past the label end if it's not connected to the PC. Unplug the USB and cycle power on the printer. Then try to advance a label. If it spits out more than one then the problem is in the printer and has nothing to do with drivers or anything else in your PC.
Open the printer and about 1/2 inch back from the roller you will see a small rectangle hole. This is where the LEDs are that sense the label spaces. If it's dirty or dusty this can cause the label to keep advancing. A more common issue is the sensor opposite the one I just mentioned, Open the lid and look under it. In the center near the thermal pad you'll see a small round hole. It should line up with the rectangular one I mentioned earlier. This was my culprit. The reader behind that little hole comes loose after time and moves. All it takes is just a fraction of a fraction and the printer will not stop after printing a label. I just took a kitchen knife and spun it a few times in the hole to widen it. Be careful not to hit the sensor when you do this. Once I widened it the printer started working like a champ.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
Headupx that helped me thanks
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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