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Printer is paused alert ribbon out, but we don't use a ribbon

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Sounds like you're just in the wrong printing mode. Go into your front panel setup and search until you see
PRINT METHOD:
THERMAL TRANSFER.

Press the arrow buttons until it says DIRECT THERMAL, then save and exit.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Printer is paused alert ribbon

Locate your printer driver under devices and printers Right click on it and select "Printing Preferences" Choose the "Advanced Setup" tab Change media type to "Thermal Transfer" Be sure that "use printer settings" is NOT selected at the top left Click OK and you should be good. Note that any labels created prior to this change will need to be changed inside each label under the label setup.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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SOURCE: my zebra printer s4m is saying ALERT CLEARED HEAD

Alert Head Open will show everytime u open the Head , when u close back the head it will show Alert CLeared Head Open, then it's normal.

Ribbon Out Show means the printer doesn't detect a ribbon, make sure there's nothing wrong with ribbon installation. if everything fine, then the problem is you Ribbon Sensor. u can try to adjust the sensor with a screwdriver ( - ), make a little bit higher

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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