Question about Zebra 105Se Thermal Printer

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Bar codes appear solid back

Hi, first post here.

My company owns a Zebra 105Se, which is no longer covered by Zebra for service or support. Here's the problem:

When a label is printed, all elements of the label come out fine (text and such), but the bar code appears as a solid black rectangle. I've tried reinstalling the drivers I could find for it but everything I can think of doing doesn't seem to work.

If anyone has some insight on the matter that would be great.


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Try the pouse test
press Pause and tur on the printer, wait 5 seconths with pouse button.
start to print the bar code with a black rectungle
if come with some vertical withe lines, need new print head.
put darkness on 10-12.

Posted on May 08, 2008



I have problem with the same printer, the bar code is not printed, someone can help me?

Posted on May 05, 2008


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