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CARD JAM: MAG

MY PRINTER WILL NOT FEED NEW CARDS AND IT DISPLAYS THE ERROR WHEN I TRY TO PRINT.

HOWEVER IF I SEND A TEST PRINT FROM THE PRINTER ITSELF, IT FEED PROPERLY FROM THE STACK AND PRINTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

WHY DOESN'T IT FEED WHEN I PRINT FROM THE COMPUTER?

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  • pau_ngu Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same exact problem.

  • benryan10191 Dec 23, 2008

    were did you get the correct drivers? I can find something labeled the drivers, however there is no installer.exe file with it...

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SOLUTION = WRONG DRIVER.

I had the Pro-lx drivers installed for a Pro-L and once I found the Pro-L drivers, I deleted the other drivers completely and uninstalled the printer and redid it with the right drivers and it works perfectly.

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I have Zebra P330i printer, have done the cleaning using short and long cards. Display shows "Ready". On printing using color ribbon, the messages (Printing Yellow, Printing Magenta...)appear on...


Knowing that you were able to complete the proper cleaning procedure using the short and long cards, and the printer is on ready status, try to change the ribbon and test. Make sure the card is properly inserted with the magnetic stripe on the top facing down. Also make sure that the ribbon is properly loaded. There should be an instruction on the cover for its proper orientation.
If it still does not print, make sure your configuration on the printer is set to the proper type of cards HICO or LOCO and the ribbon type is properly set to YMCKO for color. Also, check if you have enabled mag stripe encoding or if you don't need to have it enabled. Enabling means that the printer will check for the mag stripe if its good or bad. If bad the printer will reject the card.
Do a self test print by following the below. 1. Set the printer's power switch (on the back of the printer) to the OFF ( O ) position. 2. While pressing the Printer's front panel button (next to the LCD display panel), switch the printer ON ( ' ). 3. Hold the panel button until the LCD display panel reads "SELF TEST". 4. Release the panel button, and the test card will print
If no prints, observed for any mechanical errors on the printer. Normally mechanical errors are detected by the printer with corresponding error message.
If none of the above works then you might have a print head problem. You may attempt to clean it by following below. Else if it does not help then have your print head replaced.
A cleaning using the Cleaning Cards usually suffices. However, a separate Print Head cleaning can remove more stubborn deposits when print anomalies persist. To avoid deposits, only use foam-tipped swabs. 1. Place the printer power switch in the OFF ( O ) position. 2. Open the Main Cover, release the Print Head Carriage, and remove the ribbon. Leave the Print Head Carriage in its raised position. (For details, see Chapter 2.) 3. Clean Print Head by moving an alcohol-moistened swab tip side-to-side across the Print Head elements. Only use moderate force. To re-order swabs, please refer to the Media List on the Windows Drivers and User Documentation CD supplied with this printer. 4. The swabs can also be used in a similar manner to clean the optional magnetic encoding head.

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Card keeps jamming and ribbon breaks


Download the Fargo Diagnose Utility .

But Requires Windows 98, 2000, NT, XP, Me; 16MB of RAM (Recommended); SVGA Monitor (800x600 or higher is required); and at least one printer drivers installed.

If a card becomes jammed inside the printer, the LCD Display will indicate
approximately where it is jammed. At this point you can either try to correct the
problem and continue printing with the same card, or remove the card completely
and continue printing with a new card. Refer to the following steps for instructions
on doing either:
1. Leave the power ON, and open of the printer?s Top Covers.

2. Remove the ribbon and overlaminate as needed.

3. If you would like to try to correct the problem and continue printing with
the same card, do so by pressing the On/Cancel button to advance the card or
the Pause/Resume button to reverse the card. Use these buttons to help free the
card from its jam. Try not to move the card too far from where it was just
before the jam occurred. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top
Cover(s), and press the Pause/Resume button to resume printing.

4. If you would like to remove the jammed card completely, do so by using the
On/Cancel and Pause/Resume buttons to manually eject the card. Then,
replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the On/Cancel button. At this
point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either press the Pause/Resume
button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the Pause/Resume button will cause
the printer to feed in a new card and reprint the job which originally jammed
along with all subsequent jobs still being sent. Pressing the On/Cancel button
will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs within the printer?s memory. In this
case, you must also cancel and resend the print jobs from your computer.

CLEARING A RIBBON OR OVERLAMINATE JAM
If the ribbon or overlaminate becomes stuck to a card or jammed inside the printer,
the LCD Display will indicate that it is jammed. Refer to the following steps to clear
the jam:
1. Leave the power ON, and open the printer?s Top Covers as necessary.
2. Remove the Take-Up core (the side with used ribbon or overlaminate on it)
from in between the two black Drive Hubs.
3. Steadily pull the ribbon or overlaminate free from where it is jammed. If stuck
to a card, pull the ribbon or overlaminate off the card and throw the card away.
If it is jammed underneath the rollers, press and hold down the printer?s
Pause/Resume button as you gently pull up on the ribbon or overlaminate. Do
not **** the ribbon or overlaminate to free it, since this will increase the chance
of breaking it. If it does happen to break, simply tape the broken end of the
supply roll directly onto the take-up roll. Then, wind a few inches worth of
ribbon or overlaminate from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. Be sure the
ribbon or overlaminate is passing beneath both the supply and take-up rolls.
4. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the
On/Cancel button. At this point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either
press the Pause/Resume button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the
Pause/Resume button will cause the printer to feed in a new card and reprint
the job which originally jammed along with all subsequent jobs still being sent.
Pressing the On/Cancel button will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs
within the printer?s memory. In this case, you must also cancel and resend the
print jobs from your computer.
H. CLEANING THE CARD FEED ROLLERS
To assure consistent printer operation, all of the gray card feed rollers within the
printer should be cleaned during every ribbon change (every 250 prints) or if the
rollers are noticeably dirty. To clean these rollers, use the special adhesive-backed
Cleaning Cards from the Printer Cleaning Kit. Refer to the following steps to run a
Cleaning Card through your printer:
1. Open the Top Covers and remove all print supplies from the printer. Leave the
printer power ON and the Top Covers open throughout this procedure. The
Cleaning Roller Assembly can also remain within the printer during this
cleaning process.
2. Remove the Cleaning Card?s adhesive backing paper.

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Card jams and ribbon keeps breaking


CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE PRINTER
As you use your printer, dust and other foreign particles may accumulate inside
the printer?s case. These particles are attracted to the underside of the ribbon by
static produced during printing and can cause voids on the printed image.
Periodically, use the following procedure to remove dust and other foreign
particles:
1. Open the printer?s Top Covers.
2. Remove the ribbon and overlaminate from the printer.
3. Use a Cleaning Pad from the Printer Cleaning Kit or a soft, lint-free cloth
slightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol to wipe out all visible areas inside
the printer. Remove any debris that may be inside. Be extremely careful not to
let any alcohol drip inside the printer!
4. Once the cleaned areas are completely dry and free of foreign debris, re-install
the ribbon and overlaminate, and close the covers.
F. CLEARING A CARD JAM
If a card becomes jammed inside the printer, the LCD Display will indicate
approximately where it is jammed. At this point you can either try to correct the
problem and continue printing with the same card, or remove the card completely
and continue printing with a new card. Refer to the following steps for instructions
on doing either:
1. Leave the power ON, and open of the printer?s Top Covers.
2. Remove the ribbon and overlaminate as needed.
3. If you would like to try to correct the problem and continue printing with
the same card, do so by pressing the On/Cancel button to advance the card or
the Pause/Resume button to reverse the card. Use these buttons to help free the
card from its jam. Try not to move the card too far from where it was just
before the jam occurred. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top
Cover(s), and press the Pause/Resume button to resume printing.
4. If you would like to remove the jammed card completely, do so by using the
On/Cancel and Pause/Resume buttons to manually eject the card. Then,
replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the On/Cancel button. At this
point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either press the Pause/Resume
button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the Pause/Resume button will cause
the printer to feed in a new card and reprint the job which originally jammed
along with all subsequent jobs still being sent. Pressing the On/Cancel button
will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs within the printer?s memory. In this
case, you must also cancel and resend the print jobs from your computer.
Section 7: Maintenance 53
Pro-L Card Printer User?s Manual
G. CLEARING A RIBBON OR OVERLAMINATE JAM
If the ribbon or overlaminate becomes stuck to a card or jammed inside the printer,
the LCD Display will indicate that it is jammed. Refer to the following steps to clear
the jam:
1. Leave the power ON, and open the printer?s Top Covers as necessary.
2. Remove the Take-Up core (the side with used ribbon or overlaminate on it)
from in between the two black Drive Hubs.
3. Steadily pull the ribbon or overlaminate free from where it is jammed. If stuck
to a card, pull the ribbon or overlaminate off the card and throw the card away.
If it is jammed underneath the rollers, press and hold down the printer?s
Pause/Resume button as you gently pull up on the ribbon or overlaminate. Do
not **** the ribbon or overlaminate to free it, since this will increase the chance
of breaking it. If it does happen to break, simply tape the broken end of the
supply roll directly onto the take-up roll. Then, wind a few inches worth of
ribbon or overlaminate from the supply roll onto the take-up roll. Be sure the
ribbon or overlaminate is passing beneath both the supply and take-up rolls.
4. Once the jam is cleared, replace media, close the Top Covers, and press the
On/Cancel button. At this point, the LCD Display will prompt you to either
press the Pause/Resume button or the On/Cancel button. Pressing the
Pause/Resume button will cause the printer to feed in a new card and reprint
the job which originally jammed along with all subsequent jobs still being sent.
Pressing the On/Cancel button will reboot the printer and cancel all jobs
within the printer?s memory. In this case, you must also cancel and resend the
print jobs from your computer.
H. CLEANING THE CARD FEED ROLLERS
To assure consistent printer operation, all of the gray card feed rollers within the
printer should be cleaned during every ribbon change (every 250 prints) or if the
rollers are noticeably dirty. To clean these rollers, use the special adhesive-backed
Cleaning Cards from the Printer Cleaning Kit. Refer to the following steps to run a
Cleaning Card through your printer:
1. Open the Top Covers and remove all print supplies from the printer. Leave the
printer power ON and the Top Covers open throughout this procedure. The
Cleaning Roller Assembly can also remain within the printer during this
cleaning process.
2. Remove the Cleaning Card?s adhesive backing paper.

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