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After replacing the printhead, the test print prints very lightly on the page and fades in and out about every 5-6 lines. The very first test print, nothing could be seen at all on the page. I have two of these printers and have swapped ribbons to make sure that was not the issue. Is there a combination of buttons to factory reset, like holding down form feed as you power on the printer, makes it print a test page? I have also changed the print ribbon.

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If your print fades in then out every 5-6 lines, your platen probably has flat spots on it. This can be caused when someone forget to perform an alignment on a PH.

To run a test page you can power off the printer. Hold down the LF key and power on at the same time, this will print a self test.

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