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My zebra prints blanks. Tried resetting the mode. Turned it off. Held the feed button, turned it on, and when it flashed red I let off. It stays green and doesn't flash again. What am I doing wrong?

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My work has the same label printer and when installed had the same problem. be sure that your settings are correct. underr the start buttton on the task bar click on "printer and faxes" find the "zebra 2844 " and right click on the bottom of this sub menu click on "properties" there should be two rows of tabs to choose from click on "printer settings" then select "printer default" on all available ie: fonts, spoolong format, line sub. click "apply" then "ok".

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Sounds like you might be using a bad driver, or the printer is in dump mode.
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To reset the printer.
1) Turn printer off.
2) Hold down feed button whilst turning printer on.
3) Let go of the feed button as soon as it starts to flash and then wait.
4) Printer will measure out 4 labels then print out a Hex dump ending with a not to "Push Feed to Exit"
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Sounds like you put your printer into line mode. Line mode prints code so you can see what is sent to the printer to look for possible mistakes in the code.

To switch from line mode back to page mode.
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  2. Press and hold the feed button down. And switch printer on.
  3. Release the feed button when the LED flashes red.
  4. When the LED flashes green, press down the feed button.
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First thing to try is a reset of the printer.
1) Turn printer off.
2) Hold down feed button whilst turning printer on.
3) Let go of the feed button as soon as it starts to flash and then wait.
4) Printer will measure out 4 labels then print out a Hex dump ending with a not to "Push Feed to Exit"
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Follow the above instructions, if you mess around tapping the feed button (not following the above) you can change the printer between line mode and page mode. To swap that back is another storey.
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They usually sit on a bench and do not run anywhere :-)

Is your power supply plugged in?
Is there a green light on the power Supply?
Is the printer turned on?
Does the green feed button cause a label to eject?

If yes to all the above then try a reset

1) Turn printer off.
2) Hold down feed button whilst turning printer on.
3) Let go of the feed button as soon as it starts to flash and then wait.
4) Printer will measure out 4 labels then print out a Hex dump ending with a not to "Push Feed to Exit"
5) Push feed

Follow the above instructions, if you mess around tapping the feed button (not following the above) you can change the printer between line mode and page mode. To swap that back is another storey.
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Hold the feed button while turning on the printer. After a config label prints, turn the printer off and then on again, and try printing again.

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