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Zebra LP 2844 label printer

The printer will not print on the left side of the label. I tried using the manual calibration as described on the first page, but the printer would only feed out labels and would not flash as the directions say.

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We had the same problem and called tech support. they had us adjust th "Q" and "q" commands and this helped

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I'm having the same problem and got the same result when trying the manual calibration on the 1st page...

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1. Turn the printer off
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First thing you need to check power is coming to printer or not.
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Have you tried cleaning the sensor? It is underneath the labels oppoistethe print head.

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