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Printing problem The screen says No Mag Encoder, what does that mean?

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No mag encoder means you're trying to send encoding data to the printer but the printer isn't configured with an encoder. A mag encoder writes data to the magnetic stripe you see on the back of some cards, like credit cards. Most likely, the printer doesn't have an encoder installed, but if it does, it may be turned off in the printer settings.
If you're sure that it does have an encoder, you can check/change the setting by going into the menu on the printer. Go to Menu -> Setup Printer -> Change Parameter -> Encoder Settings -> Mag. It will say none or installed. Note that this can be changed to one or the other whether or not the encoder is physically installed or not. This only turns it on if the encoder is there.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008


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