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LCD display fault (blank) on Zebra card printer

Hi ginko,
Thanks for your prompt response.

To be honest I'm not sure if the printer is printing badges, which I can certainly check later this eve'.

I've tried the printer without PC connection, although the problem remained the same.

I've also had the power off a few times (for 2 mins & more), although the fault persisted.

Yes, with the printer as `stand alone`, the display screen is still lit up, albeit still blank. Oh dear, I hope it's not as serious as the main pcb board, fingers crossed.

I'll connect it up later and try printing and report back how I got on.

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  • Gixer-Rider Jul 10, 2008

    I tried the printer and was so pleased to see that it prints ok.

    Therefore I'll check the connection on the printer's ribbon-cable.




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If the printer has blank lcd on standalone this means it is not a computer or system related problem.
Reversing your diagnosis on previous post:
In the Best case it is just a faulty lcd, or lcd ribbon out of place or broken. The relay thing does not make much sense, it is easier to think that it may be any faulty capacitor or IC on main board.
Basically if it prints it is for sure the lcd (display or cable). You can chose to take printer apart or to use it like this, if it does not print or is not recognised by computer, then printer is faulty.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008


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