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The printer is datamax I 4208 give me an error top of form fault

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Try moving the sliding green media guide out from the wall about 1/4 to 1/2 inch, until the white line is under the label path. This green piece holds the label sensor, which needs to be under the labels so it can sense the gap between labels (or the black mark on the bottom side of the backing, if there is no gap). Also, on the printer menu you must choose whether your stock has a gap (aka web) or black mark (aka reflective).

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  • Al Vodka Feb 17, 2012

    You may need to recalibrate the sensor after fixing the gap as well. If you power off, hold down the feed button, turn on the printer, and hold for 3 seconds, the printer will redetect the differences in the media btw label and backing.

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