Zebra | S4M | Specifications | Zebra S4M Specifications

S4M™
Industrial/Commercial Printer
Maintenance Manual
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Contents
Proprietary Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
About This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix
Who Should Use This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx
How This Document Is Organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
The Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Asia Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Document Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxii
1 • System Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
External View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Control Panel LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control Panel Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control Panel Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Printer Media Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Printer Language Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Firmware Downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Additional Printer Language Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Handling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Unpack and Inspect the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Store the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ship the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Recycle the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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Select a Site for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Select a Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Provide Proper Operating Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Allow Proper Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Provide a Data Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Provide a Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Connect the Printer to a Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Power Cord Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Select a Communication Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connector Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Types of Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Data Cable Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Types of Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ribbon Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
When to Use Ribbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Coated Side of Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
General Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Agency Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Printing Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ribbon Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Zebra Programming Language (ZPL II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Bar Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Standard Font Matrices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2 • Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Load Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Ribbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove Used Ribbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calibrate the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select or Adjust the Media Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select the Transmissive Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust the Reflective Sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust Printhead Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enter Setup Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leave Setup Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password Protection of Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Printer Passwords Using ZPL II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Configuration Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Select a Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password Level 1 and 2 Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password Level 3 Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password Level 4 Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manufacturing Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 • Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
The Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Asia Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Troubleshooting Checklists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
LCD Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Memory Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Calibration Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Communications Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Ribbon Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Miscellaneous Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Printer Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Power-On Self Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
CANCEL Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
PAUSE Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
FEED Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
FEED and PAUSE Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Communications Diagnostics Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
13 • Preventive and Corrective Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Personal Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Equipment Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Cleaning Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Clean the Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Clean the Printhead and Platen Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Clean the Media Compartment and Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Clean the Peel-Off Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Corrective Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Routine Referral Procedures (RRP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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Print System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Printhead Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Printhead Upgrade Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Print Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Printhead Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Printhead Release Latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Printhead Pressure Dials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Transmissive Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Reflective Media Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Take-Label Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Drive System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Ribbon Take-Up Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Ribbon Supply Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Media Hanger Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Stepper Motor and Gear/Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Gears and Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Peel-Off/Tear-Off Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Peel Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Static Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Dancer Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Outer Media Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Roller System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Platen Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Pinch Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Printed Circuit Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Main Logic Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Mail Logic Board Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Real Time Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Booster Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
10/100 Internal ZebraNet PrintServer II, Wireless Print Server, Parallel Port,
and No Comm Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Exterior Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Electronics Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Media Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
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Media Side Main Printer Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Platen Drive System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Platen Roller Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dancer Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Static Brush Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Hanger Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Door Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peel Option Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Real Time Clock (RTC) Maintenance/Option Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booster Board Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 3 (Printer Front) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Serial Data Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Control Signal Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pin Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 Interface Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Data Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Cabling Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Port Interconnections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB 1.1 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
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Table 1 • Control Panel Buttons ..............................................................................5
Table 2 • Control Panel Lights.................................................................................6
Table 3 • Operating Temperature and Humidity ...................................................11
Table 4 • Types of Media.......................................................................................18
Table 5 • Font Matrix for 8 dot/mm (203 dpi) Printheads .....................................28
Table 6 • Font Matrix for 12 dot/mm (300 dpi) Printheads ...................................29
Table 7 • Printhead Pressure ..................................................................................44
Table 8 • Password Levels and Defaults................................................................47
Table 9 • Right Arrow Used to Reach ADVANCED SETUP Prompt.......................48
Table 10 • Left Arrow Used to Reach ADVANCED SETUP Prompt .......................48
Table 11 • Printer Parameters, Password Levels 1 and 2 ......................................54
Table 12 • Printer Parameters, Password Level 3..................................................59
Table 13 • Print Server LCD Displays...................................................................69
Table 14 • Printer Parameters, Password Level 4..................................................71
Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu ............................................75
Table 16 • LCD Error Messages ............................................................................86
Table 17 • Memory Errors .....................................................................................89
Table 18 • Print Quality Problems .........................................................................90
Table 19 • Calibration Problems............................................................................93
Table 20 • Communications Problems...................................................................94
Table 21 • Ribbon Problems ..................................................................................95
Table 22 • Miscellaneous Printer Problems...........................................................96
Table 23 • Judging Bar Code Quality ..................................................................102
Table 24 • Recommended Cleaning Schedule.....................................................112
Table A • Media Side Main Printer Assemblies .................................................316
Table B • Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies .........................................318
Table C • Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly ...............................................320
Table D • Printhead Maintenance Kit .................................................................322
Table E • Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit .......................................................323
Table F • Platen Drive System ............................................................................324
Table G • Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit ......................................................326
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Table H • Platen Roller Maintenance Kit ...........................................................328
Table I • (Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit .......................329
Table J • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit ...............330
Table K • Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit ..............................331
Table L • Dancer Assembly Maintenance Kit ....................................................332
Table M • Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit ..........................................333
Table N • Static Brush Maintenance Kit .............................................................334
Table O • Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit .........................................335
Table P • Media Hanger Maintenance Kit ..........................................................336
Table Q • Media Door Maintenance Kit .............................................................337
Table R • Peel Option Kit ...................................................................................338
Table S • Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit .........................................................339
Table T • Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit .............................................................340
Table U • Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit ....................................................341
Table V • Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits ..............................342
Table W • Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit ........................................................343
Table X • Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit ...................................................344
Table Y • Real Time Clock (RTC) Maintenance/Option Kit .............................345
Table Z • Booster Board Maintenance Kit ..........................................................346
Table AA • Power Supply Maintenance Kit .......................................................347
Table AB • Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit ...........................348
Table AC • Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit ..................................................349
Table AD • Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit ........................350
Table AE • 10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits .........................351
Table AF • Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment) .........................................352
Table AG • Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear) ......................................................354
Table AH • Hardware View 3 (Printer Front) .....................................................355
Table AI • Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side) .................................................356
Table A-1 • Serial Connector Pin Configuration .................................................361
Table A-2 • Parallel Cable Pin Configuration .....................................................364
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Figure 1 • Sample Figure with Callouts ............................................................ xxiii
Figure 2 • Exterior of Printer ..................................................................................2
Figure 3 • Location of Control Panel Buttons and Lights .......................................3
Figure 4 • Example of Active Control Panel Buttons .............................................4
Figure 5 • Media Compartment ..............................................................................7
Figure 6 • Power Connection ................................................................................12
Figure 7 • Power Cord Specifications ...................................................................13
Figure 8 • International Safety Organization Certifications .................................13
Figure 9 • Cable Connections ...............................................................................14
Figure 10 • Communicating Using a Serial Data Port ..........................................15
Figure 11 • Communicating Using a Parallel Port ................................................16
Figure 12 • Communicating Using a USB Port ....................................................17
Figure 13 • Non-Continuous Web Media .............................................................18
Figure 14 • Black Mark Media .............................................................................18
Figure 15 • Tag Stock ...........................................................................................18
Figure 16 • Ribbon Coated on Outside or Inside ..................................................20
Figure 17 • Tear-Off Mode Media Path ................................................................32
Figure 18 • Ribbon Path ........................................................................................36
Figure 19 • Ribbon Spindle—Normal and Low Tension .....................................37
Figure 20 • Transmissive Sensor ..........................................................................42
Figure 21 • Adjusting the Reflective Sensor .........................................................43
Figure 22 • Printhead Pressure Adjustment Dials .................................................44
Figure 23 • Printer Configuration Label ...............................................................51
Figure 24 • Network Configuration Label ............................................................52
Figure 25 • Sensor Profile .....................................................................................66
Figure 26 • Sensor Profile .....................................................................................76
Figure 27 • Ribbon-Out Threshold Too High .......................................................95
Figure 28 • Configuration Label ...........................................................................98
Figure 29 • PAUSE Test Label .............................................................................99
Figure 30 • FEED Test Label ..............................................................................100
Figure 31 • Bar Code Darkness Comparison ......................................................101
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Figure 32 • Communications Diagnostics Test Label ........................................103
Figure 33 • Cleaning the Printhead and Platen Roller ........................................113
Figure 34 • Cleaning the Sensors ........................................................................115
Figure 35 • Remove the Mounting Screw ...........................................................122
Figure 36 • Electronics Cover Removal .............................................................123
Figure 37 • Printhead Pressure Knobs ................................................................127
Figure 38 • Printhead Assembly Mounting and Connections .............................128
Figure 39 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Dials .................................................131
Figure 40 • Printhead Removal and Installation .................................................132
Figure 41 • Remove the Lower Guide ................................................................133
Figure 42 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections ...................................134
Figure 43 • Remove the Main Logic Board ........................................................135
Figure 44 • Remove the Compound Gear ...........................................................136
Figure 45 • Select the Compound Gear Position ................................................136
Figure 46 • Loosen the Stepper Motor ................................................................137
Figure 47 • Turn the Compound Pulley Around .................................................138
Figure 48 • Align the Platen Roller Shaft ...........................................................138
Figure 49 • Configuration Label (200 dpi or 300 dpi) ........................................140
Figure 50 • Pause Test Label ..............................................................................140
Figure 51 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Dials .................................................142
Figure 52 • Disconnect the Print Mechanism .....................................................143
Figure 53 • Printhead Housing Mounting Screws ..............................................144
Figure 54 • Remove the Ribbon Strip Plate ........................................................145
Figure 55 • Insert the Print Mechanism ..............................................................146
Figure 56 • Adjust the Print Mechanism .............................................................147
Figure 57 • Install the Adjustment Cam ..............................................................148
Figure 58 • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor ........................................................149
Figure 59 • PAUSE and CANCEL Test Label ...................................................150
Figure 60 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Knobs ...............................................152
Figure 61 • Disconnect the Print Mechanism .....................................................153
Figure 62 • Printhead Housing Mounting Screws ..............................................154
Figure 63 • Remove the Printhead Fork Assembly .............................................155
Figure 64 • Remove and Install the Cables .........................................................156
Figure 65 • Insert the Print Mechanism ..............................................................157
Figure 66 • Adjust the Print Mechanism .............................................................158
Figure 67 • Install the Adjustment Cam ..............................................................159
Figure 68 • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor ........................................................160
Figure 69 • Pause and Cancel Label ...................................................................161
Figure 70 • Media Door and Latch Location (S4M) ...........................................163
Figure 71 • Remove the Latch Assembly ...........................................................164
Figure 72 • Adjustment Screw Location .............................................................165
Figure 73 • Adjust the Print Mechanism .............................................................166
Figure 74 • Print Mechanism Mounting Screws .................................................167
Figure 75 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Dials .................................................170
Figure 76 • Remove the Printhead and Cable Connections ................................171
Figure 77 • Set the Printer on the Electronics Cover Side (S4M) .......................172
Figure 78 • Remove the Pressure Bracket and Roller .........................................173
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Figure 79 • Remove the Pressure Dials ..............................................................174
Figure 80 • Remove Springs ...............................................................................174
Figure 81 • Locate Drive System Components ...................................................179
Figure 82 • Remove the Transmissive Sensor ....................................................180
Figure 83 • Disconnect the Ribbon/Head Open Sensor (S4M) ..........................183
Figure 84 • Ribbon Sensor Removal and Installation .........................................184
Figure 85 • Gap Measurement between Print Mechanism and Sensor ...............185
Figure 86 • Media Sensor Connection to MLB ..................................................188
Figure 87 • Media Sensor Removal ....................................................................189
Figure 88 • Remove and Install the Control Panel ..............................................192
Figure 89 • Remove and Install the Take-Label Sensor .....................................193
Figure 90 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board ................................................194
Figure 91 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board on the Mounting Posts ...........195
Figure 92 • Install the Control Panel in the Base ................................................196
Figure 93 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections ...................................201
Figure 94 • Remove the Main Logic Board ........................................................202
Figure 95 • Remove Wireless Board ...................................................................203
Figure 96 • Move the Mounting Bracket ............................................................204
Figure 97 • Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly/Disassembly ...........................205
Figure 98 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections ...................................208
Figure 99 • Remove the Main Logic Board ........................................................209
Figure 100 • Remove Wireless Board .................................................................210
Figure 101 • Move the Mounting Bracket ..........................................................211
Figure 102 • Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly/Disassembly .........................212
Figure 103 • Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly/Disassembly .........................213
Figure 104 • Disconnect the Stepper Motor ........................................................216
Figure 105 • Stepper Motor Removal and Installation .......................................217
Figure 106 • Remove the Ribbon Supply Spindle Mounting Screw ..................218
Figure 107 • Using the Remove Tool .................................................................219
Figure 108 • Lubrication .....................................................................................220
Figure 109 • Install the Thin Washer ..................................................................220
Figure 110 • Spindle Installation ........................................................................221
Figure 111 • Disconnect the Main Logic Board Connections ............................224
Figure 112 • Remove the Main Logic Board ......................................................225
Figure 113 • Remove/Install the Hanger Assembly ............................................226
Figure 114 • Locate Drive System Components .................................................228
Figure 115 • Remove the Main Logic Board Cables ..........................................231
Figure 116 • Remove the Main Logic Board ......................................................232
Figure 117 • Locate Drive System Components .................................................233
Figure 118 • Select the Orientation of the Compound Pulley and Set Screws ...234
Figure 119 • Align Flat Spots on the Shaft .........................................................235
Figure 120 • Select the Proper Compound Gear Position ...................................236
Figure 121 • Remove the Latch and Front Covers ..............................................238
Figure 122 • Remove and Install the Peel-Off/Tear-Off Bar ..............................239
Figure 123 • Remove the Latch and Front Covers ..............................................241
Figure 124 • Remove the Tear Bar .....................................................................242
Figure 125 • Remove Old Peel Assembly ..........................................................243
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Figure 126 • Install Peel Assembly .....................................................................244
Figure 127 • Rear View of Peel Assembly .........................................................245
Figure 128 • Install the Front Cover ...................................................................246
Figure 129 • Remove and Install the Static Brush Assembly (S4M) ..................249
Figure 130 • Open the Media Door .....................................................................251
Figure 131 • Dancer Assembly ...........................................................................252
Figure 132 • Remove the Old Outer Media Guide .............................................254
Figure 133 • Install the New Outer Media Guide ...............................................255
Figure 134 • Stepper Motor Pivot Screw and Locking Screw ............................259
Figure 135 • Remove Old Peel Assembly ..........................................................260
Figure 136 • Remove the Lower Front Cover ....................................................261
Figure 137 • Remove the Tear Bar and Latch Cover ..........................................262
Figure 138 • Spring Clip Removal ......................................................................263
Figure 139 • Remove the Platen Roller and Bearings ........................................264
Figure 140 • Select the Orientation of the Compound Pulley .............................266
Figure 141 • Align Flat Spots on the Shaft .........................................................266
Figure 142 • Install Peel Assembly .....................................................................267
Figure 143 • Rear View of Peel Assembly .........................................................268
Figure 144 • Removing and Installing E-rings and Bearings .............................270
Figure 145 • Installing the Pinch Roller Assembly .............................................271
Figure 146 • Remove and Install the Control Panel ............................................275
Figure 147 • Remove and Install the Take-Label Sensor Board .........................276
Figure 148 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board ..............................................277
Figure 149 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board on the Mounting Posts .........278
Figure 150 • Install the Control Panel in the Base ..............................................279
Figure 151 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections .................................282
Figure 152 • Remove the Main Logic Board ......................................................283
Figure 153 • Locate and Remove the MLB Fuse ................................................285
Figure 154 • Locate the RTC Option Board .......................................................287
Figure 155 • Remove and Install the Spacers and Standoffs ..............................288
Figure 156 • Install the Spacers ..........................................................................289
Figure 157 • Install the RTC Option Board ........................................................289
Figure 158 • Configuration Label .......................................................................291
Figure 159 • Control Panel ..................................................................................292
Figure 160 • Remove the Booster Board ............................................................294
Figure 161 • Remove/Install the Power Supply ..................................................296
Figure 162 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections .................................299
Figure 163 • Remove the Main Logic Board ......................................................300
Figure 164 • Install/Remove the Internal ZebraNet PrintServer Board
or the Parallel Port ..............................................................................................301
Figure 165 • Install/Remove the Wireless Print Server Board ...........................302
Figure 166 • Remove the Short Standoffs ..........................................................303
Figure 167 • Install the Bracket for the No Communications Option ................304
Figure 168 • Remove the Mounting Screw .........................................................309
Figure 169 • Electronics Cover Removal ...........................................................310
Figure 170 • Remove/Install Media Door ...........................................................312
Figure A • Media Side Main Printer Assemblies ................................................317
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Figure B • Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies ........................................319
Figure C • Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly ..............................................321
Figure D • Printhead Maintenance Kit ................................................................322
Figure E • Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit ......................................................323
Figure F • Platen Drive System ...........................................................................325
Figure G • Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit .....................................................327
Figure H • Platen Roller Maintenance Kit ..........................................................328
Figure I • (Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit .....................329
Figure J • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit ..............330
Figure K • Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit .............................331
Figure L • Media Handling System ....................................................................332
Figure M • Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit .........................................333
Figure N • Static Brush Maintenance Kit ...........................................................334
Figure O • Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit ........................................335
Figure P • Media Hanger Maintenance Kit .........................................................336
Figure Q • Media Door Maintenance Kit ............................................................337
Figure R • Peel Option Kit ..................................................................................338
Figure S • Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit ........................................................339
Figure T • Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit ...........................................................340
Figure U • Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit ..................................................341
Figure V • Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits .............................342
Figure W • Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit .......................................................343
Figure X • Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit .................................................344
Figure Y • Real Time Clock (RTC) Option/Maintenance Kit ............................345
Figure Z • Booster Board Maintenance Kit ........................................................346
Figure AA • Power Supply Maintenance Kit ......................................................347
Figure AB • Ribbon Take-up Clutch Maintenance Kit .......................................348
Figure AC • Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit .................................................349
Figure AD • Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit .......................350
Figure AE • 10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits ........................351
Figure AF • Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment) .......................................353
Figure AG • Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear) ....................................................354
Figure AH • Hardware View 3 (Printer Front) ...................................................355
Figure AI • Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side) ...............................................357
Figure A-1 • RS-232 DB9 MLB Connections ....................................................362
Figure A-2 • RS-232 to DCE Cable Connectors .................................................362
Figure A-3 • DB-9 to DB-25 Cable Connections ...............................................363
Figure A-4 • RS-232 Cable Connections ............................................................363
Figure A-5 • USB Connectors ............................................................................366
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specifications and manuals are correct; however, errors do occur. Zebra Technologies
Corporation reserves the right to correct any such errors and disclaims liability resulting
therefrom.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Zebra Technologies Corporation or anyone else involved in the creation,
production, or delivery of the accompanying product (including hardware and software) be
liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, consequential damages
including loss of business profits, business interruption, or loss of business information)
arising out of the use of, the results of use of, or inability to use such product, even if Zebra
Technologies Corporation has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
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This section provides you with contact information, document structure and organization, and
additional reference documents.
Contents
Who Should Use This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx
How This Document Is Organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
The Americas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
Asia Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
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Who Should Use This Document
This Maintenance Manual is intended for use by system technicians and repair personnel.
How This Document Is Organized
The Maintenance Manual is set up as follows:
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Description
System Description on page 1
This section provides an overview of the printer.
Included are specifications of the printer and a
brief explanation of each component and its
function.
Operations on page 31
This section assists the technician with “out of the
box” installation, initial setup, and printer
operation.
Troubleshooting on page 83
This section provides information about LCD,
print quality, communications, and other errors
that you might need to troubleshoot. The tables
provide symptoms, diagnoses of probable causes,
and recommended actions that should result in
proper printer operation. Working with these
tables, the technician can diagnose printer faults
and determine the needed repair.
Preventive and Corrective
Maintenance on page 105
This section provides various levels of printer
maintenance required for optimum performance.
This section also provides information on cleaning
and general maintenance, replacement of major
assemblies, and mechanical adjustments.
Maintenance and Drawings
on page 313
This section illustrates parts and assemblies
common to the S4M and gives their maintenance
part numbers.
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Contacts
Contacts
You can contact Zebra Technologies Corporation at the following.
Web Site
http://www.zebra.com
Technical Support via the Internet is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Go to
http://www.zebra.com/support.
The Americas
Regional Headquarters
Technical Support
Customer Service Dept.
Zebra Technologies International,
LLC
333 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061.3109
U.S.A
T: +1 847 793 2600
Toll-free +1 800 423 0422
F: +1 847 913 8766
T: +1 847 913 2259
F: +1 847 913 2578
For printers, parts, media, and ribbon,
please call your distributor, or
contact us.
Hardware: hwtsamerica@zebra.com
Software: swtsamerica@zebra.com
T: +1 866 230 9494
E: VHCustServ@zebra.com
Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India
Regional Headquarters
Technical Support
Internal Sales Dept.
Zebra Technologies Europe Limited
Zebra House
The Valley Centre, Gordon Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP13 6EQ, UK
T: +44 (0) 1494 768298
F: +44 (0) 1494 768210
Germany: Tsgermany@zebra.com
France: Tsfrance@zebra.com
Spain/Portugal: Tsspain@zebra.com
All other areas: Tseurope@zebra.com
For printers, parts, media, and ribbon,
please call your distributor, or
contact us.
Regional Headquarters
Technical Support
Customer Service
Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific, LLC
16 New Industrial Road
#05-03 Hudson TechnoCentre
Singapore 536204
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0838
E: tsasiapacific@zebra.com
For printers, parts, media, and ribbon,
please call your distributor, or
contact us.
T: +44 (0)1494 472872
F: +44 (0) 1494 450103
T: +44 (0) 1494 768316
F: +44 (0) 1494 768244
E: mseurope@zebra.com
Asia Pacific
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0838
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F: +65 6885 0837
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Document Conventions
Document Conventions
The following conventions are used throughout this document to convey certain information.
Alternate Color (online only) Cross-references contain hot links to other sections in this
guide. If you are viewing this guide online in .pdf format, you can click the cross-reference
(blue text) to jump directly to its location.
LCD Display Examples Text from a printer’s Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) appears in
Bubbledot ICG font.
Command Line Examples Command line examples appear in Courier New font. For
example, type ZTools to get to the Post-Install scripts in the bin directory.
Files and Directories File names and directories appear in Courier New font. For
example, the Zebra<version number>.tar file and the /root directory.
Icons Used
Caution • Warns you of the potential for electrostatic discharge.
Caution • Warns you of a potential electric shock situation.
Caution • Warns you of a situation where excessive heat could cause a burn.
Caution • Advises you that failure to take or avoid a specific action could result in physical
harm to you.
Caution • (No icon) Advises you that failure to take or avoid a specific action could result in
physical harm to the hardware.
Important • Advises you of information that is essential to complete a task.
Note • Indicates neutral or positive information that emphasizes or supplements important
points of the main text.
Example • Provides an example, often a scenario, to better clarify a section of text.
Tools • Tells you what tools you need to complete a given task.
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Illustration Callouts Callouts are used when an illustration contains information that needs
to be labeled and described. A table that contains the labels and descriptions follows the
graphic. Figure 1 provides an example.
Figure 1 • Sample Figure with Callouts
POWER
ALERT
MENU
1
ENTER
CANCEL
PAUSE
2
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FEED
FEED button
CANCEL button
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System Description
This section provides an overview of the printer. Included are specifications of the printer and
a brief explanation of each component and its function.
Contents
External View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Printer Media Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Printer Language Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Handling the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Select a Site for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connect the Printer to a Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Select a Communication Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Types of Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ribbon Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
General Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Agency Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Printing Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Media Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ribbon Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Zebra Programming Language (ZPL II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Bar Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Standard Font Matrices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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External View
External View
Figure 2 shows the outside of the printer.
Figure 2 • Exterior of Printer
Front
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2
Rear
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Media door
Electronics cover
Power switch (O = Off, I = On)
AC power connector
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Control Panel
Control Panel
All controls and indicators for the printer are located on the control panel (Figure 3).
• The control panel Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) shows the operating status and printer
parameters.
• The control panel buttons are used to control the printer operations and to set parameters.
• The control panel lights (LEDs) show the printer’s operating status or indicate which
control panel buttons are active.
Figure 3 • Location of Control Panel Buttons and Lights
2
1
POWER
ALERT
3
4
MENU
5
ENTER
CANCEL
6
FEED
PAUSE
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8
9
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POWER light
LCD
ENTER button
MENU button
Up arrow button
CANCEL or Left Arrow button
FEED or Right Arrow button
PAUSE or Down Arrow button
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Control Panel
Control Panel LCD
The control panel LCD functions differently in different printer modes.
• In Operating mode, the LCD displays the printer’s status, sometimes in conjunction with
a control panel light (see Control Panel Lights on page 6). When the printer is receiving
data, the control panel shows the word DATA and cycles through a series of dots and
spaces.
• In Pause mode, the printer stops printing temporarily.
• In Setup mode, you can use the control panel LCD to view or modify printer parameters
(see Control Panel LCD Display on page 54).
• In Error mode, the LCD may display an alert or error message (see LCD Error Messages
on page 86).
Control Panel Buttons
The printer has six basic control buttons on the control panel. Some of these buttons also
function as navigational keys when the printer is in Setup mode. The current function of a
particular button is determined by which light is illuminated next to it (Figure 4).
Figure 4 • Example of Active Control Panel Buttons
1
FEED
FEED
2
1
2
FEED active
Right arrow active
Table 1 describes the function of each button. The MENU, PAUSE, and FEED buttons are
active when the printer is in normal operating mode.
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Table 1 • Control Panel Buttons
Button
MENU
Appearance
MENU
ENTER
ENTER
CANCEL
CANCEL
Function/Description
Enters and exits Setup mode.
If a parameter or option in Setup mode needs to be selected, pressing
ENTER selects the item. This button is active only when necessary.
CANCEL functions only in Pause mode. Pressing CANCEL once has these
effects:
• Cancels the label format that is currently printing.
• If no label format is printing, the next one to be printed is canceled.
• If no label formats are waiting to be printed, CANCEL is ignored.
To clear the printer’s entire label format memory, press and hold
CANCEL.
FEED
FEED
PAUSE
PAUSE
Advances a blank label.
• If the printer is idle or paused, the label is fed immediately.
• If the printer is printing, the label is fed after printing finishes.
Stops and restarts the printing process or removes error messages and
clears the LCD. When the printer is paused, the PAUSE light blinks.
• If the printer is idle, it enters Pause mode immediately.
• If the printer is printing, the label is completed before the printer
pauses.
Left Arrow
When in Setup mode, scrolls the LCD to the previous parameter.
Right Arrow
When in Setup mode, scrolls the LCD to the next parameter.
Up Arrow
When in Setup mode, increases values or scrolls to the next option.
Down Arrow
When in Setup mode, decreases values or scrolls to the previous option.
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Control Panel
Control Panel Lights
Table 2 describes lights on the control panel that indicate different printer conditions.
Table 2 • Control Panel Lights
Light
POWER
ALERT
PAUSE (part of the
PAUSE button)
FEED (part of the
FEED button)
CANCEL (part of
the CANCEL button)
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POWER
ALERT
PAUSE
FEED
CANCEL
Function/Description
Indicates that the printer is on.
In an error or alert situation, the ALERT light operates as follows:
• Remains on (solid) when the printer requires operator attention,
such as when the print mechanism is open.
• Flashes when the ribbon or media is out.
Flashes when the printer is in Pause mode unless the printer enters
Setup mode and the down arrow becomes active.
On during normal printer operation, indicating that the printer can
feed a blank label.
On when canceling a label format is a valid option.
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Printer Media Compartment
Printer Media Compartment
Figure 5 shows a simplified view of the media compartment of your printer. Depending on
installed options, your printer may look slightly different.
Figure 5 • Media Compartment
3
4
5
2
6
1
11
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
10
9
8
7
Printhead assembly
Ribbon supply spindle*
Ribbon take-up spindle*
Media supply hanger
Media supply guide
Fanfold media slot
Dancer assembly
Media guide
Printhead release latch
Peel release lever**
Peel assembly**
* Present only on printers that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
** Present only on printers that have the Peel option installed.
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Printer Language Modes
Printer Language Modes
Depending on how your printer was ordered, it came from the factory with firmware that
operates in or allows you to use certain commands for one of the following printer languages:
• Zebra Programming Language (ZPL)
• Eltron Programming Language (EPL)
• Datamax Programming Language (APL-D)
• Intermec Printer Language (APL-I)
Firmware Downloads
You may download S4M firmware to the printer at any time to change from one printer
language to another. For the latest firmware versions and instructions for downloading them,
go to http://www.zebra.com/firmware.
Note • When the printer changes from one printer language to another, error messages may
appear on the LCD, and some control panel lights may activate in error mode. You may
ignore these error messages and lights. When the firmware download is complete, reboot the
printer and load printer defaults to return the printer to Operating mode.
Additional Printer Language Information
The following manuals contain specific information about the different printer language
modes. Copies of these manuals are on the CD that came with your printer and at
http://www.zebra.com/manuals.
• ZPL II Programming Guide, volumes 1 and 2
• EPL2 Programming Guide
• APL-D Reference Guide
• APL-I Reference Guide
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Before You Begin
Before You Begin
Review this checklist, and resolve any issues before you set up or use your printer.
‰ Unpack and Inspect the Printer Have you unpacked the printer and inspected it for
damage? If you have not, see Unpack and Inspect the Printer on page 10.
‰ Select a Site Have you selected an appropriate location for the printer? If you have not,
see Select a Site for the Printer on page 11.
‰ Attach a Power Cord Do you have the correct power cord for your printer? If you are
unsure, see Power Cord Specifications on page 12. To attach the power cord and connect
the printer to a power source, see Connect the Printer to a Power Source on page 12.
‰ Connect to a Data Source Have you determined how the printer will connect to a
data source (usually a computer)? For more information, see Select a Communication
Interface on page 14.
‰ Select Media Do you have the correct media for your application? If you are unsure,
see Types of Media on page 18.
‰ Select Ribbon Do you need to use ribbon, and is the appropriate ribbon available, if
needed? If you are unsure, see Ribbon Overview on page 20.
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Handling the Printer
Handling the Printer
This section describes how to handle your printer.
Unpack and Inspect the Printer
When you receive the printer, immediately unpack it and inspect for shipping damage.
• Save all packing materials.
• Check all exterior surfaces for damage.
• Raise the media door, and inspect the media compartment for damage to components.
If you discover shipping damage upon inspection:
• Immediately notify the shipping company and file a damage report.
• Keep all packaging material for shipping company inspection.
• Notify.
Important • Zebra Technologies Corporation is not responsible for any damage incurred
during the shipment of the equipment and will not repair this damage under warranty.
Store the Printer
If you are not placing the printer into immediate operation, repackage it using the original
packing materials. You may store the printer under the following conditions:
• Temperature: –40°F to 140°F (–40°C to 60°C)
• Relative humidity: 5% to 85%, non-condensing
Ship the Printer
If you must ship the printer:
• Remove any media or ribbon from the printer to avoid damaging the printer.
• Carefully pack the printer into the original container or a suitable alternate container to
avoid damage during transit. A shipping container can be purchased from Zebra if the
original packaging has been lost or destroyed.
Recycle the Printer
This printer is recyclable. If you must dispose of the printer, do not do so in unsorted
municipal waste. Please recycle according to your local standards. For more
information, see http://www.zebra.com/recycle.
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Select a Site for the Printer
Select a Site for the Printer
Consider the following when selecting an appropriate location for your printer.
Select a Surface
Select a solid, level surface of sufficient size and strength to accommodate the printer and
other equipment (such as a computer), if necessary. The choices include a table, countertop,
desk, or cart.
Provide Proper Operating Conditions
This printer is designed to function in a wide range of environmental and electrical conditions,
including a warehouse or factory floor. For more information on the required conditions, see
General Specifications on page 22.
Table 3 shows the temperature and relative humidity requirements for the printer when it is
operating.
Table 3 • Operating Temperature and Humidity
Mode
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Thermal Transfer
40° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
20 to 85% non-condensing
Direct Thermal
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
20 to 85% non-condensing
Allow Proper Space
The printer should have enough space around it for you to be able to open the media door. To
allow for proper ventilation and cooling, leave open space on all sides of the printer.
Caution • Do not place any padding or cushioning material behind or under the printer
because this restricts air flow and could cause the printer to overheat.
Provide a Data Source
If the printer will be located away from the data source, the selected site must provide the
appropriate connections to that data source. For more information on the types of
communication interfaces, see Select a Communication Interface on page 14.
Provide a Power Source
Place the printer within a short distance of a power outlet that is easily accessible.
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Connect the Printer to a Power Source
Connect the Printer to a Power Source
The AC power cord must have a three-prong female connector on one end that plugs into the
mating AC power connector at the rear of the printer. If a power cable was not included with
your printer, refer to Power Cord Specifications on page 12.
Caution • For personnel and equipment safety, always use an approved three-conductor
power cord specific to the region or country intended for installation. This cord must use an
IEC 320 female connector and the appropriate region-specific three-conductor grounded
plug configuration.
To connect the printer to a power source, complete these steps:
1. Turn the printer power switch to the Off (O) position.
2. Refer to Figure 6. Plug the power cord into the AC power connector on the rear of the
printer.
3. Plug the other end of the power cord into a power outlet near the printer.
Figure 6 • Power Connection
1
2
1
2
Power switch
AC power connector
Power Cord Specifications
Caution • For personnel and equipment safety, always use an approved three-conductor
power cord specific to the region or country intended for installation. This cord must use an
IEC 320 female connector and the appropriate region-specific, three-conductor grounded
plug configuration.
Depending on how your printer was ordered, a power cord may or may not be included. If one
is not included or if the one included is not suitable for your requirements, refer to the
following guidelines:
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Connect the Printer to a Power Source
• The overall cord length must be less than 9.8 ft. (3.0 m).
• The cord must be rated for at least 10 A, 250 V.
• The chassis ground (earth) must be connected to ensure safety and reduce electromagnetic
interference. The third wire in the power cord grounds the connection (Figure 7).
Figure 7 • Power Cord Specifications
2
1
3
4
1
AC power plug for your country—This should bear
the certification mark of at least one of the known
international safety organizations (Figure 8).
3-conductor HAR cable or other cable approved for
your country.
IEC 320 connector—This should bear the
certification mark of at least one of the known
international safety organizations (Figure 8).
Length ≤ 9.8 ft. (3 m). Rating 10 Amp, 250 VAC.
2
3
4
Figure 8 • International Safety Organization Certifications
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Select a Communication Interface
Select a Communication Interface
The way that you connect your printer to a data source depends on the communication options
installed in the printer. You may use any available connection to send commands and label
formats from a host computer to the printer.
Caution • Connecting a data communications cable while the power is ON may damage
the printer.
Note • You must supply all interface cables for your application. Refer to Data Cable
Requirements on page 17 for specific cable requirements.
Connector Locations
Refer to Figure 9. The printer comes standard with an Electronics Industries Association (EIA)
RS-232 serial interface (DB-9 connector), an IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel interface
(unless replaced with an optional print server port), and a USB 1.1 port. You may use any of
these interface methods to send commands and label formats from a host to the printer.
Figure 9 • Cable Connections
1
2
3
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that have an optional print server port)
DB-9 serial interface connector
USB 1.1 connector
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Select a Communication Interface
Types of Connections
The method of connecting the printer to a data source depends on the communication options
installed in the printer and the host. This section provides basic information about common
interfaces.
When communicating via the serial data port (RS-232), the baud rate, number of data and stop
bits, the parity, and the XON/XOFF or DTR control should be set to match those of the host
computer. See Password Level 3 Parameters on page 59 to configure these parameters. When
communicating via the parallel port or the USB port, the previously mentioned parameters do
not apply.
RS-232 Serial A serial communication method consisting of data and control signals;
available as a standard feature on most PCs and other hosts. See Serial Data Port on page 360.
• Advantages: Cables and connectors are readily available from computer equipment stores
and suppliers; easy to connect; two-way communication between the host and the printer.
• Disadvantages: Slower than the parallel connection; limited to 50 feet (15.24 m) of cable.
Figure 10 • Communicating Using a Serial Data Port
1
Printer
Computer
2
5
4
1
2
3
4
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Null-modem adaptor (if using a standard modem cable)
9-pin male connector, connected to printer or null-modem adaptor
25-pin female connector, connected to computer
9-pin female connector, connected to computer
Maximum cable length = 50 ft. (15 m)
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Select a Communication Interface
IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel A common communication method available on most
PCs and other hosts. See Parallel Data Port on page 364.
• Advantages: Fastest of the communication interfaces; cables and connectors are readily
available from computer equipment stores and suppliers; two-way communication
between the host and the printer; easy to connect.
• Disadvantages: Shorter recommended cable length of 6 feet (1.83 m) with a maximum of
length 10 ft (3 m); many computers are equipped with only one parallel port, allowing
only one IEEE 1284 bidirectional device to be connected at a time.
Figure 11 • Communicating Using a Parallel Port
Printer
Computer
1
3
2
1
2
3
36-pin male connector, attaching to printer
25-pin male connector, attaching to computer
Maximum cable length = 10 ft. (3 m)
USB 1.1 Port Communicating using the USB port (see Figure 12) does not require special
settings. See USB 1.1 Port on page 366.
• Advantages: Many computers are equipped with more than one USB port, allowing
multiple USB devices to be connected at one time; cables and connectors are readily
available from computer equipment stores and suppliers; two-way communication
between the host and the printer; easy to connect.
• Disadvantages: Cable length limited to 16.4 ft. (5 m).
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Figure 12 • Communicating Using a USB Port
Printer
Computer
1
3
5
4
2
1
2
3
4
5
“B” male connector, attaching to printer
“B” male connector, detail
“A” male connector, attaching to computer
“A” male connector, detail
Maximum cable length = 16.4 ft. (5 m)
Optional Print Servers Ethernet-based print servers also are available to connect your
printer to a data source. Both wired and wireless options are available.
• With the ZebraNet Wireless Print Server board installed, a wireless PCMCIA card can be
used to communicate with a network. For more information on this option, see the
ZebraNet Wireless Print Server User Guide.
• ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server (10/100 PS). For more information on 10/100 PS, see the
ZebraNet 10/100 Print Server User and Reference Guide.
Data Cable Requirements
Data cables must be fully shielded and fitted with metal or metallized connector shells.
Shielded cables and connectors are required to prevent radiation and reception of electrical
noise.
To minimize electrical noise pickup in the cable:
• Keep data cables as short as possible.
• Do not bundle the data cables tightly with the power cords.
• Do not tie the data cables to power wire conduits.
Note • Zebra printers comply with FCC Rules and Regulations, Part 15 for Class B
Equipment using fully shielded, 6.5 ft. (2 m) data cables. Use of unshielded cables may
increase radiation above the Class B limits.
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Types of Media
Types of Media
The printer can use various types of media (Table 4). Zebra strongly recommends the use of
Zebra-brand supplies for continuous high-quality printing. A wide range of paper,
polypropylene, polyester, and vinyl stock has been specifically engineered to enhance the
printing capabilities of the printer and to ensure against premature printhead wear.
Table 4 • Types of Media
Media Type
Non-Continuous
Roll Media
How It Looks
Description
Roll media is wound on a core that can be 1 in. to
3 in. (25 to 76 mm) in diameter. Labels have
adhesive backing that sticks them to a liner, and they
are separated by gaps, holes, notches, or black marks.
Tags are separated by perforations.
Figure 13 • Non-Continuous Web Media
Figure 14 • Black Mark Media
Figure 15 • Tag Stock
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Table 4 • Types of Media (Continued)
Media Type
How It Looks
Description
Non-Continuous
Fanfold Media
Fanfold media is folded in a zigzag pattern. Fanfold
media can have the same label divisions as noncontinuous roll media. The divisions would fall on or
near the folds.
Continuous
Roll Media
Continuous media is wound on a core and is without
gaps, holes, notches, or black marks. This allows the
image to be printed anywhere on the label. With
continuous media, use the transmissive sensor so the
printer can detect when the media runs out.
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Ribbon Overview
Ribbon Overview
Note • This section applies only to printers that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Ribbon is a thin film that is coated on one side with wax, resin, or wax resin, which is
transferred to the media during the thermal transfer process. The media determines whether
you need to use ribbon and how wide the ribbon must be.
When ribbon is used, it must be as wide as or wider than the media being used. If the ribbon is
narrower than the media, areas of the printhead are unprotected and subject to premature wear.
When to Use Ribbon
Thermal transfer media requires ribbon for printing while direct thermal media does not.
To determine if ribbon must be used with a particular media, perform a media scratch test.
To perform a label scratch test, complete these steps:
1. Scratch the print surface of the media rapidly with your fingernail.
2. Did a black mark appear on the media?
If a black mark...
Then the media is...
Does not appear on the media
Thermal transfer. A ribbon is required.
Appears on the media
Direct thermal. No ribbon is required.
Coated Side of Ribbon
Ribbon can be wound with the coated side on the inside or outside (Figure 16). This printer
can only use ribbon that is coated on the outside. If you are unsure which side of a particular
roll of ribbon is coated, perform an adhesive test or a ribbon scratch test to determine which
side is coated.
Figure 16 • Ribbon Coated on Outside or Inside
Outside
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Ribbon Overview
Adhesive Test
If you have labels available, perform the adhesive test to determine which side of a ribbon is
coated. This method works well for ribbon that is already installed.
To perform an adhesive test, complete these steps:
1. Peel a label from its liner.
2. Press a corner of the sticky side of the label to the outer surface of the roll of ribbon.
3. Peel the label off of the ribbon.
4. Observe the results. Did flakes or particles of ink from the ribbon adhere to the label?
If ink from the
ribbon...
Then...
Adhered to the label
The ribbon is coated on the outer surface.
Did not adhere to
the label
The ribbon is coated on the inner surface and cannot be
used in this printer. To verify this, repeat the test on the
other surface of the roll of ribbon.
Ribbon Scratch Test
Perform the ribbon scratch test when labels are unavailable.
To perform a ribbon scratch test, complete these steps:
1. Unroll a short length of ribbon.
2. Place the unrolled section of ribbon on a piece of paper with the outer surface of the
ribbon in contact with the paper.
3. Scratch the inner surface of the unrolled ribbon with your fingernail.
4. Lift the ribbon from the paper.
5. Observe the results. Did the ribbon leave a mark on the paper?
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Left a mark on the paper
The ribbon is coated on the outer surface.
Did not leave a mark on
the paper
The ribbon is coated on the inner surface and cannot be
used in this printer. To verify this, repeat the test on the
other surface of the roll of ribbon.
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General Specifications
General Specifications
General Specifications
Height
11.6 in.
295 mm
Width
10.7 in.
272 mm
Depth
18.8 in.
477 mm
Weight (without options)
27.2 lbs.
12.4 kg
Electrical
90–264 VAC, 47–63 Hz, 4 Amps (300 W)
Temperature
Relative Humidity
Operating
40° to 104°F
5° to 40°C
Storage
–40° to 140°F
–40° to 60°C
Operating
20% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage
5% to 85%, non-condensing
Communication Interface
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• RS-232/CCITT V.24 serial data interface; 110 to
115000 baud, parity, bits/character, 7 or 8 data
bit, and XON-XOFF, RTS/CTS or DTR/DSR
handshake protocol required. 750mA at 5 V
from pins 1 and 9.
• USB 1.1 data interface
• One of the following:
• 8-bit parallel data interface; supports IEEE
1284 bidirectional parallel; nibble mode
compliant.
• 10/100 internal Ethernet
• 802.11b wireless card support
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Agency Approvals
Agency Approvals
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Agency Approvals
•
•
•
•
IEC60950-1
EN55022: Class B
EN55024
EN61000-3-2,-3-3
Product Markings
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
cULus
CE Marking
FCC-B
ICES-003
VCCI
C-Tick
NOM
CCC
GOST-R
S-Mark (Argentina)
MIC
BSMI
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Printing Specifications
Printing Specifications
Printing Specifications
Print resolution
Dot size
(width x length)
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8 dots/mm
300 dots/inch
12 dots/mm
203 dpi
0.00492 in. x 0.00492 in. 0.125 mm x
0.125 mm
300 dpi
0.0033 in. x 0.0039 in.
0.084 mm x 0.099
mm
Maximum print
width
203 dpi
4.09 in.
104 mm
300 dpi
4.1 in.
106 mm
Bar code modulus
(X) dimension
203 dots/inch
5 mil to 50 mil
300 dots/inch
3.3 mil to 33 mil
Programmable
constant print speeds
203 dots/inch
and 300
dots/inch
Per second:
2 in.
3 in.
4 in.
5 in.
6 in.
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76 mm
102 mm
127 mm
152 mm
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Media Specifications
Media Specifications
Media Specifications
Label length
Minimum (Tear-Off)
0.7 in.
17.8 mm
Minimum (Peel-Off)
0.5 in.
12.7 mm
Maximum
39 in.
991 mm
Minimum
0.75 in.
19 mm
Maximum
4.5 in.
114 mm
Total thickness
(includes liner, if any)
Minimum
0.003 in.
0.076 mm
Maximum
0.010 in.
0.25 mm
Maximum roll outside
diameter
3-in. (76 mm) core
8 in.
203 mm
1-in. (25 mm) core
6 in.
152 mm
Inter-label gap
Minimum
0.079 in.
2 mm
Preferred
0.118 in.
3 mm
Maximum
0.157 in.
4 mm
Ticket/tag notch size (width x length)
0.25 in. × 0.12 in.
6 mm × 3 mm
Hole diameter
0.125 in.
3 mm
Minimum
0.15 in.
3.8 mm
Maximum
2.25 in.
57 mm
Label width
Notch or hole position
(Centered from inner
media edge)
Density, in Optical Density Units (ODU) (black mark)
> 1.0 ODU
Maximum media density
< 0.5 ODU
Transmissive Sensor
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7/16 in. (11 mm) from inside edge
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Ribbon Specifications
Ribbon Specifications
Note • This section applies only to printers that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Ribbon must be wound with the coated side out.
Ribbon Specifications
Ribbon width
(Zebra recommends using ribbon at least as
wide as the media to protect the printhead
from wear.)
Minimum
>2 in.*
51 mm*
Maximum
4.3 in.
109 mm
Standard lengths
2:1 media to ribbon roll
ratio
984 ft.
300 m
3:1 media to ribbon roll
ratio
1476 ft.
450 m
1 in.
25.4 mm
Ribbon core inside diameter
* Depending on your application, you may be able to use ribbon narrower than 2 in. (51 mm), as long as the ribbon is wider
than the media being used. To use a narrower ribbon, test the ribbon’s performance with your media to assure that you get the
desired results.
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Zebra Programming Language (ZPL II)
Zebra Programming Language (ZPL II)
• Communicates in printable ASCII
characters
• Controlled via mainframe, mini, or PC
• Downloadable graphics, scalable and
bitmap fonts, label templates and formats
• Object copying between memory areas
(RAM and PC memory card)
• Adjustable print cache
• Data compression
• Automatic memory allocation for “format
while printing”
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Status messages to host upon request
Format inversion (white on black)
Mirror image printing
Four-position field rotation
(normal/0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°)
Slew command
Programmable label quantities with print
and pause control
Automatic serialization of fields
User-programmable password
Bar Codes
Bar code modulus “X” dimensions
• Picket fence (non-rotated) orientation:
• 203 dpi = 0.0049 in. mil to 0.049 in.
• 300 dpi = 0.0033 in. mil to 0.033 in.
• Ladder (rotated) orientation:
• 203 dpi = 0.0049 in. mil to 0.049 in.
• 300 dpi = 0.0039 in. mil to 0.039 in.
Two-dimensional bar codes
• Code 49
• Maxi Code
• PDF-417
• QR Code
• Codablock
• DataMatrix
• Micro-PDF417
Bar code ratios
• 2:1
• 7:3
• 5:2
• 3:1
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• Code 11
• Code 39
• Code 93
• Code 128 with subsets A/B C and
UCC Case Codes
• ISBT-128
• UPC-A
• UPC-E
• EAN-8
• EAN-13
• UPC and EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions
• Plessey
• Postnet
• Standard 2 of 5
• Industrial 2 of 5
• Interleaved 2 of 5
• LOGMARS
• MSI
• Codabar
• RSS-14
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Standard Font Matrices
Standard Font Matrices
Bit mapped fonts A, B, D, E, F, G, H, and GS are expandable up to 10 times, height and width
independent. However, fonts E and H (OCR-B and OCR-A) are not in spec when expanded.
The Scalable Smooth Font (CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed) is expandable on a dot-by-dot
basis, height and width independent, while maintaining smooth edges, to a maximum of 1500
× 1500 dots.
IBM Code Page 850 International characters are available in fonts A, B, D, E, F, G, and Ø
through software control.
Table 5 • Font Matrix for 8 dot/mm (203 dpi) Printheads
Matrix
Font
Height
Width
Type*
Character Size
Inches
Millimeters
Baseline
Dots
InterCharacter
Gap
Cell
Width
Font
Matrix
Height
Width
Char/
Inch
Height
Width
Char/
mm
A
9
5
7
1
6
U-L-D
0.044
0.030
33.87
1.13
0.75
1.33
B
11
7
11
2
9
U
0.054
0.044
22.58
1.38
1.13
0.89
C,D
18
10
14
2
12
U-L-D
0.089
0.059
16.93
2.25
1.50
0.67
E
28
15
23
5
20
OCR-B
0.138
0.098
10.16
3.50
2.50
0.40
F
26
13
21
3
16
U-L-D
0.128
0.079
12.70
3.25
2.00
0.50
G
60
40
48
8
48
U-L-D
0.295
0.236
4.23
7.50
6.00
0.17
H
21
13
21
6
19
OCR-A
0.103
0.094
10.69
2.63
2.38
0.42
GS
24
24
24
2
26
SYMBOL
0.118
0.128
7.82
3.00
3.25
0.31
P
20
18
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.098
0.089
N/A
2.50
2.25
N/A
Q
28
24
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.138
0.118
N/A
3.50
3.00
N/A
R
35
31
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.172
0.153
N/A
4.38
3.88
N/A
S
40
35
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.197
0.172
N/A
5.00
4.38
N/A
T
48
42
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.236
0.207
N/A
6.00
5.25
N/A
U
59
53
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.290
0.261
N/A
7.38
6.63
N/A
V
80
71
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.394
0.349
N/A
10.00
8.88
N/A
0
Default: 15 x 12
U-L-D
Scalable
*U = Uppercase, L = Lowercase, D = Descenders
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Table 6 • Font Matrix for 12 dot/mm (300 dpi) Printheads
Matrix
Font
Height Width
Type*
Character Size
Inches
Baseline
Dots
InterCharacter
Gap
Cell
Width
Font
Matrix
Height
Width
Millimeters
Char/
Inch
Height
Width
Char/
mm
A
9
5
7
1
6
U-L-D
0.030
0.020
50.00
0.76
0.51
1.97
B
11
7
11
2
9
U
0.037
0.030
33.33
0.93
0.76
1.31
C, D
18
10
14
2
12
U-L-D
0.060
0.040
25.00
1.52
1.02
0.98
E
41
20
32
6
26
OCR-B
0.137
0.087
11.54
3.47
2.20
0.45
F
26
13
21
3
16
U-L-D
0.087
0.053
18.75
2.20
1.35
0.74
G
60
40
48
8
48
U-L-D
0.200
0.160
6.25
5.08
4.06
0.25
H
30
19
30
9
28
OCR-A
0.100
0.093
10.71
2.54
2.37
0.42
GS
24
24
24
2
26
Symbol
0.080
0.087
11.54
2.03
2.20
0.45
P
20
18
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.067
0.060
N/A
1.69
1.52
N/A
Q
28
24
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.093
0.080
N/A
2.37
2.03
N/A
R
35
31
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.117
0.103
N/A
2.96
2.62
N/A
S
40
35
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.133
0.117
N/A
3.39
2.96
N/A
T
48
42
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.160
0.140
N/A
4.06
3.56
N/A
U
59
53
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.197
0.177
N/A
5.00
4.49
N/A
V
80
71
N/A
N/A
N/A
U-L-D
0.267
0.237
N/A
6.77
6.01
N/A
*U = Uppercase, L = Lowercase, D = Descenders
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Operations
This section assists the technician with “out of the box” installation, initial setup, and printer
operation.
Contents
Load Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Ribbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calibrate the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select or Adjust the Media Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust Printhead Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password Protection of Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Configuration Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select a Display Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Load Media
Use the instructions in this section to load roll media in Tear-Off mode (Figure 17). For
instructions for loading fanfold media or for loading in different print modes, refer to the
User Guide.
Figure 17 • Tear-Off Mode Media Path
To Load Roll Media in Tear-Off Mode, complete these steps:
1. Remove and discard one full revolution of labels or tags and any liner.
Labels
Tag Stock
2. Flip down the media supply guide.
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3. Place the roll of media on the media supply hanger. Push the roll as far back as it will go.
4. Flip up the media supply guide, and then slide it in until it touches, but does not restrict,
the edge of the roll.
5. Press the printhead release latch to open the printhead assembly. Lift the printhead until it
latches open.
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6. Slide out the media guide.
7. Feed the media under the dancer assembly (1), through the slot in the transmissive
sensor (2), and under the ribbon sensor (3).
3 2
1
8. Push the media to the back of the transmissive sensor (1). Slide in the media guide (2)
until it just touches the edge of the media.
1
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9. Close the printhead assembly.
10. If the printer is paused (the PAUSE light is blinking), press PAUSE to enable printing.
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Load Ribbon
Load Ribbon
Note • This section applies only to printers that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Note • Always use ribbon that is wider than the media to protect the printhead from wear.
For direct thermal printing, do not load ribbon in the printer.
Figure 18 • Ribbon Path
2
3
4
1
1
2
3
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Tension blades
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Load Ribbon
To load ribbon, complete these steps:
1. Set the ribbon supply spindle for normal or low tension.
•
To place the ribbon supply spindle in the normal position, firmly pull out the spindle
end cap until it extends and clicks in place, as shown in Figure 19. Use this setting for
most applications.
•
To place the ribbon supply spindle in the low-tension position, firmly push in the end
cap until it retracts and clicks in place, as shown in Figure 19. Use this setting when
using a narrow ribbon or if normal tension hampers ribbon movement.
Figure 19 • Ribbon Spindle—Normal and Low Tension
1
1
2
2
Normal Position (Spindle End Cap Extended)
Low-Tension Position (Spindle End Cap Retracted)
2. Press the printhead release latch to open the printhead assembly. Lift the printhead until it
latches open.
3. Orient the ribbon with the loose end unrolling clockwise.
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4. Place the ribbon roll onto the ribbon supply spindle (1) and push it all the way back.
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5. Pull the end of the ribbon under the printhead assembly (2) and out the front of the printer.
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6. Close the printhead assembly.
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7. Wind the ribbon clockwise onto the ribbon take-up spindle (3).
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Remove Used Ribbon
Remove used ribbon from the printer after the ribbon runs out or when switching from thermal
transfer mode to direct thermal mode.
To remove used ribbon, complete these steps:
1. If the ribbon has not run out, cut or break it before the ribbon take-up spindle (1).
Caution • Do not cut the ribbon directly on the ribbon take-up spindle. Doing so may
damage the spindle.
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2. To loosen the ribbon, squeeze the ribbon against the ribbon take-up spindle tension
blades (1). At the same time, turn the ribbon take-up spindle release knob
counterclockwise (2).
The tension blades collapse into the ribbon take-up spindle, loosening the ribbon.
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3. Slide the ribbon off of the ribbon take-up spindle.
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Calibrate the Printer
Calibrate the Printer
Auto Calibration
By default, the printer automatically calibrates on power up or when the printhead is closed.
During auto calibration, the printer determines the label length and sensor settings.
The results of the auto calibration are stored in the printer’s memory and are retained even if
printer power is removed. These parameters remain in effect until the next calibration is
performed.
Manual Calibration
Perform a media and ribbon sensor calibration to reset the sensitivity of the sensors so the
media and ribbon are detected more accurately. If you change the type of ribbon or media,
your printer may operate better if you perform this calibration.
For instructions, refer to Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
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Select or Adjust the Media Sensors
Select or Adjust the Media Sensors
This printer uses two types of media sensors: transmissive and reflective.
Select the Transmissive Sensor
The standard transmissive sensor (Figure 20) is in a fixed position and enabled from the
control panel. For more information about the operation of this sensor, see Select the Media
Sensor on page 56.
Figure 20 • Transmissive Sensor
1
1
Standard transmissive sensor
Adjust the Reflective Sensor
The reflective sensor is compatible with most types of media. With non-continuous media, the
reflective sensor detects the start-of-label indicator (the notch, hole, black mark, or gap
between die-cut labels). With both continuous media and non-continuous media, the sensor
detects an out-of-paper condition. If you have difficulties with calibration while using this
sensor, use the transmissive sensor (see Select the Transmissive Sensor on page 42).
Position the reflective sensor in the following way:
• directly under the notch, hole, or black mark with these types of labels
• anywhere along the width of the media if there is a gap between labels
• anywhere under the media for continuous media
The glow of the red light through the media may help you accurately position the sensor.
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Figure 21 • Adjusting the Reflective Sensor
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Printhead assembly
Reflective sensor
Reflective sensor positioning lever
Printhead release latch
To adjust the reflective sensor, complete these steps:
1. See Figure 21. Press the printhead release latch.
2. Lift the printhead until it latches open.
3. Locate the reflective sensor positioning lever.
4. Move the reflective sensor positioning lever across the width of the media until the
reflective sensor aligns with the gap or notch.
5. Close the printhead assembly.
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Adjust Printhead Pressure
Adjust Printhead Pressure
You may need to adjust printhead pressure if printing is too light on one side or if you use thick
media.
See Figure 22. The pressure adjustment dials have four possible settings designated by blocks
of increasing size embossed on the print mechanism. The smallest block (fully
counterclockwise) is considered position 1, and the largest block (fully clockwise) is
considered position 4.
Figure 22 • Printhead Pressure Adjustment Dials
1
1
2
2
Outside dial
Inside dial
To set printhead pressure, complete these steps:
1. Use Table 7 to select the initial dial settings for your media.
Table 7 • Printhead Pressure
Inside Dial
Outside Dial
1 in. (25.4 mm)
3
1
2 in. (51 mm)
4
1
3 in. (76 mm)
3
2
3.5 in. and up (89 mm and up)
3
3
Media Width
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2. If necessary, adjust the pressure adjustment dials as follows:
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Then...
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print well
Increase both dials one position.
Shifts left while printing
Increase the outside dial setting one position, or
decrease the inside dial setting one position.
Shifts right while printing
Increase the inside dial setting one position, or
decrease the outside dial setting one position.
Prints too lightly on the left side
of the label.
Increase the inside dial setting one position.
Prints too lightly on the right
side of the label.
Increase the outside dial setting one position.
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Setup Mode
Setup Mode
After you have installed the media and ribbon and the Power-On Self Test (POST) is complete,
the control panel displays PRINTER READY. You may now set printer parameters for your
application using the control panel LCD and the buttons directly below it. If it becomes
necessary to restore the initial printer defaults, see FEED and PAUSE Self Test on page 103.
Enter Setup Mode
To enter Setup mode, complete these steps:
1. Press MENU.
2. Use the left or right arrow to scroll through the parameters.
Leave Setup Mode
You can leave Setup mode at any time. As you leave Setup mode, you may choose to save or
discard changes that you made, or you may return to where you were in Setup mode.
To exit Setup mode, complete these steps:
1. Press MENU.
The printer displays SAVE CHANGES and activates the ENTER button.
2. Do you wish to save changes that were made since you entered Setup mode?
If you wish to...
Then...
Save changes
a.
Press ENTER.
The printer saves changes and exits Setup mode.
Discard changes
a.
Press the up or down arrow to select NO.
Press ENTER.
The printer discards changes and exits Setup mode.
b.
Return to Setup mode
a.
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MENU returns you to the same parameter.
The left arrow takes you to the previous parameter.
The right arrow takes you to the next parameter.
The up or down arrow scrolls to other options in the
same parameter.
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Password Protection of Parameters
Password Protection of Parameters
The printer has four levels of passwords. When you enter Setup mode on the control panel,
only those parameters that are not password-protected are displayed. To see more parameters,
you must enter an appropriate password at the ADVANCED SETUP prompt. After you enter a
password correctly, you do not have to enter it again until you leave and reenter Setup mode.
When you are prompted for a password, enter the password for the level displayed or for a
higher level. Entering a higher level password will unprotect the parameters for that level and
for all levels below it (for example, unprotecting level 4 parameters also unprotects levels 1, 2,
and 3).
The password levels and default passwords are shown in Table 8.
Table 8 • Password Levels and Defaults
Password
Level
Features Controlled
Default Password
4
All features, including sensor adjustments
and other sensitive parameters
9999
3
Installation and reconfiguration. The printer
web-page interface also uses this password.
1234
2
Label configuration operations (media type,
label removal method, label length)
0000 (unprotected)
1
Darkness, Tear-Off position, label top
0000 (unprotected)
To enter a password when prompted, complete these steps:
1. When the printer displays ADVANCED
SETUP X, press ENTER.
The printer displays PASSWORD and the number 0000.
2. Enter the four-digit password for the password level displayed or for a higher level.
•
The left and right arrows change the selected digit position.
•
The up and down arrows change the value of the selected digit.
3. After entering the password, press ENTER.
If you entered a valid password, additional parameters are displayed.
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Password Protection of Parameters
Note • When you enter a password at an ADVANCED SETUP prompt, the first parameter
that you see is determined in part by whether you pressed the right arrow or the left arrow to
get to the ADVANCED SETUP prompt:
• If you used the right arrow, the first parameter that you see is based on the password level
that the printer prompted for (see Table 9).
• If you used the left arrow, the first parameter that you see is based on which password you
enter at the prompt, regardless of which password level the printer prompted for
(see Table 10).
Table 9 • Right Arrow Used to Reach ADVANCED SETUP Prompt
Advanced
Setup Level
Prompted
Password
Level
Entered
First Parameter Seen
1
1, 2, 3, or 4
DARKNESS (top of level 1)
2
2, 3, or 4
3
3 or 4
4
4
MEDIA TYPE (top of level 2)
PRINT OUT (top of level 3)
LABEL LEVEL (top of level 4)
Table 10 • Left Arrow Used to Reach ADVANCED SETUP Prompt
Advanced
Setup Level
Prompted
Password
Level
Entered
1
1
First Parameter Seen
LABEL TOP (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)
(bottom of level 1)
Y FORMS ADJUST (APL-I)
(bottom of level 1)
1, 2
2
LENGTH
(bottom of level 2)
1, 2, 3
3
LANGUAGE
(bottom of level 3)
1, 2, 3, or 4
4
LANGUAGE
(bottom of level 4; LANGUAGE parameter appears in
both level 3 and 4)
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Password Protection of Parameters
Changing Printer Passwords Using ZPL II
To change the password for any level, use the ^KP ZPL II command. The format is KPa,b
where a is the password and b is the password level.
Password-Protect All Parameters. To password protect all parameters, send the
^KP ZPL II command with a different password for each level.
Disable Password To disable the password-protection feature for a particular level and
those below it, set the password to 0000 using the ^KP ZPL II command. To enable the
password-protection feature, send the ZPL II command with any non-zero number for a
password.
Return to Default Passwords If you forget your passwords, the printer can be returned to
the default factory settings, which makes the default passwords valid again. Use caution when
returning the passwords to their default values because this also sets all other printer
parameters back to their defaults.
To return the printer to the default factory settings using ZPL, send this command:
^XA
^JUF
^XZ
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Printing Configuration Labels
Printing Configuration Labels
After you load the media and ribbon (if necessary), print a printer configuration label and a
network configuration label as records of your printer’s current settings. Keep the labels to use
when troubleshooting printing problems. The options to print these labels are located in
password level 3.
A configuration label lists the printer settings that are stored in configuration memory. A
network configuration label lists the print server settings. For the correct settings, print a
network configuration label after the printer connects to the network.
Note • If the printer is paused when you enter Setup mode, these labels will print after you exit
Setup mode and resume printing.
To print a printer configuration label or a network configuration label, complete
these steps:
1. On the control panel, press MENU.
The printer enters Setup mode and displays DARKNESS.
2. Press the left arrow.
If a password is set for any levels, the printer displays ADVANCED SETUP with the level
number, and the ENTER button is enabled. If no passwords are set, the printer displays
LANGUAGE.
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ADVANCED SETUP 1
ADVANCED SETUP 2
ADVANCED SETUP 3
a.
ADVANCED SETUP 4
a.
You do not need to enter a password to access this
parameter. Use the left or right arrow to scroll through
the parameters until you reach PRINT OUT.
LANGUAGE
a.
Use the left or right arrow to scroll through the
parameters until you reach PRINT OUT.
Press ENTER.
The printer displays PASSWORD 0000.
b. Use the left and right arrows to enter the password for
level 3 or 4.
c. Press ENTER.
The printer displays LANGUAGE.
d. Use the left or right arrow to scroll through the
parameters until you reach PRINT OUT.
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4. Select the type of label to print.
To print a...
Then...
Printer configuration label
a.
Scroll to SETTINGS.
b. Press ENTER.
A printer configuration label prints (Figure 23).
Figure 23 • Printer Configuration Label
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To print a...
Then...
Network configuration label a. Scroll to NETWORK.
b. Press ENTER.
A network configuration label prints (Figure 24). An
asterisk designates whether the wired or wireless print
server is active. If no wireless print server is installed,
the wireless portion of the label does not print.
Figure 24 • Network Configuration Label
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Select a Display Language
Select a Display Language
The LANGUAGE parameter is included in password level 3 and level 4 so you can easily reach
the parameter to select a familiar language if you cannot read the one being displayed.
To change the language displayed, complete these steps:
1. On the control panel, press MENU.
The printer enters Setup mode.
2. Press the left arrow.
If a password is set for level 3 or 4, the printer displays ADVANCED SETUP with the
level number, and the ENTER button is enabled. If no passwords are set for level 3 or 4,
the printer displays LANGUAGE.
3. What does the printer display?
If the printer displays...
ADVANCED
ADVANCED
ADVANCED
ADVANCED
LANGUAGE*
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
1*
2*
3*
4*
Then...
Press ENTER.
The printer displays PASSWORD 0000*.
b. Use the left and right arrows to enter the password
for level 3 or 4.
c. Press ENTER.
The printer displays LANGUAGE*.
a.
Continue with the next step.
* Displays in the last language selected.
4. Use the up and down arrows until you reach the language of your choice.
5. Press MENU.
The printer prompts you to accept changes.
6. Press ENTER to accept the language that you selected.
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Control Panel LCD Display
Control Panel LCD Display
Use the LCD display on the control panel to adjust printer settings.
Password Level 1 and 2 Parameters
Table 11 shows parameters in the order in which they appear when you press the right arrow
after entering Setup mode. Throughout this process, press the right arrow to continue to the
next parameter or the left arrow to return to the previous parameter in the cycle.
Table 11 • Printer Parameters, Password Levels 1 and 2 (Page 1 of 5)
Parameter
Explanation
DARKNESS
Adjust Print Darkness
The best darkness setting depends on a variety of factors, including ribbon
type, labels, and the condition of the printhead. You may adjust the
darkness for consistent high-quality printing.
Important • Set the darkness to the lowest setting that provides
good print quality. If the darkness is set too high, the ink may
smear, the ribbon may burn through, or the printhead may wear
prematurely.
Note • The printer applies and saves the darkness setting
immediately. Exiting Setup mode without saving changes does not
restore the previous value.
If printing is too light or if there are voids in the printed areas, increase the
darkness. If the printing is too dark or if there is spreading or bleeding of
printed areas, decrease the darkness. Darkness settings also may be
changed by the driver or software settings.
The FEED Self Test on page 100 can be used to determine the best
darkness setting. Because the darkness setting takes effect immediately,
you can see the results on labels that are currently printing.
Range (ZPL, APL-D, APL-I): 0.0 to +30.0
Default Value (ZPL, APL-D, APL-I): +10.0
Range (EPL): 7
Default Value (EPL): 0 to 15
(ZPL, APL-D, and APL-I
modes)
DENSITY
(EPL mode only)
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up arrow to increase value.
• Press the down arrow to decrease value.
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Table 11 • Printer Parameters, Password Levels 1 and 2 (Page 2 of 5)
Parameter
Explanation
TEAR OFF
Adjust Tear-Off Position
This parameter establishes the position of the labels over the
tear-off/peel-off bar after printing. Each press of a button adjusts the tearoff position by one dot row.
Note • The printer applies and saves the tear-off setting
immediately. Exiting Setup mode without saving changes does not
restore the previous value.
Range (ZPL, EPL, APL-I): -120 to +120
Default Value (ZPL, EPL, APL-I): 0
Range (APL-D): +00i to +999i (inches), 0m to 2537m (metric)
Default Value (APL-D): +128i
Note • The APL-D default value does not position the label over
the tear-off/peel-off bar. This is done to work with existing DPL
label formats that account for this positioning.
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up arrow to increase value.
• Press the down arrow to decrease value.
LABEL TOP
(ZPL, EPL, and APL-D
modes)
X FORMS ADJUST
(APL-I mode only)
Adjust Label Top Position
The label top position adjusts the print position vertically on the label.
Positive numbers adjust the label top position farther down the label (away
from the printhead), and negative numbers adjust the position up the label
(toward the printhead).
The displayed value represents dots.
Range (ZPL, EPL, and APL-I): -120 to +120
Default Value (ZPL, EPL, and APL-I): 0
Range (APL-D): -0.64i to 0.64i (when printer is set to operate in inches)
Default Value (APL-D): 0
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
Y FORMS ADJUST
(APL-I mode only)
Adjust Label Left Position
The label left position adjusts the print position horizontally on the label.
Positive numbers move the left edge of the image toward the center of the
label by the number of dots selected while negative numbers shift the left
edge of the image toward the left edge of the label.
Range: -120 to +120
Default Value: 0
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
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Table 11 • Printer Parameters, Password Levels 1 and 2 (Page 3 of 5)
Parameter
Explanation
MEDIA TYPE
Set Media Type
Tells the printer which type of media you are using.
Selections:
• GAP/NOTCH—Use for non-continuous web media, non-continuous
fanfold media, and tag stock.
• CONTINUOUS—Use for media that does not have divisions
between labels.
• MARK—Use for non-continuous black mark media.
Default Value: GAP/NOTCH
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
SENSOR SELECT
Select the Media Sensor
Use the setting that gives the best results. You can use the reflective sensor
for most media.
• REFLECTIVE—Use with black mark media and most other media
types.
• TRANSMISSIVE—Use with any media (other than black mark
media) that does not work well with the reflective sensor.
To use the transmissive sensor with media that has holes or notches,
verify that the holes or notches pass through the sensor so that the
sensor can detect them. If the holes or notches do not pass through
the sensor, use the reflective sensor.
Default Value: REFLECTIVE
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
REMOVAL
Select the Label Removal Method
The label removal must correspond to the print mode. Be sure to select a
label removal mode that your hardware configuration supports because
some of the selections displayed are for optional printer features.
Selections: TEAR, PEEL, CUTTER, REWIND, DELAYED CUT
Default Value: TEAR
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Table 11 • Printer Parameters, Password Levels 1 and 2 (Page 4 of 5)
Parameter
Explanation
PRINT SPEED
Adjust Print Speed
Adjusts the speed for printing a label (given in whole numbers of inches
per second). Slower print speeds typically yield better print quality. Print
speed changes take effect upon exiting Setup mode.
Range: 2 to 6 IPS
Default Value (ZPL, APL-I): 2 IPS
Default Value (EPL, APL-D): 6 IPS
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
PRINT WIDTH
Set Print Width
Print width determines the printable area across the width of the label.
Important • Setting the width too narrow can result in portions of
the label not being printed on the media. Setting the width too wide
wastes formatting memory and can cause printing off the label and
on the platen roller. This setting can affect the horizontal position
of the label format if the image was inverted using the ^POI
ZPL II command.
Range: 2 to 832 for 8 dots/mm, 2 to 1248 for 12 dots/mm
Default Value: 832 for 8 dots/mm, 1248 for 12 dots/mm
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
COMPAT. MODE
(APL-D mode only)
Set APL-D Compatibility Mode
Sets compatibility with DPL printers.
Selections: ON, OFF
Default Value: OFF
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
CONTROL CODES
(APL-D mode only)
Set APL-D Control Codes
Selections: STANDARD, MAINFRAME
Default Value: STANDARD
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Parameter
Explanation
RESOLUTION
Set Printer Resolution for APL-I
Sets the dot size for backward compatibility with some older APL-I
printers.
Selections: 5 MIL, 10 MIL, 15 MIL
Default Value: 5 MIL
(APL-I mode only)
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
LENGTH
Set Maximum Label Length
Maximum label length is used in conjunction with the calibration
procedure. The value of this setting is the maximum label length that is
used during the media portion of the calibration process. Only a few labels
are required to set media sensors. Always set the value that is at least 1 in.
(25.4 mm) longer than the longest label to be used on the printer.
Selections: AUTO, < 1 INCH (25.4 mm) to < 39 INCH (991 mm)
Default Value: AUTO
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
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Password Level 3 Parameters
Table 12 shows parameters in the order in which they appear when you press the right arrow
after entering the Level 3 password. Throughout this process, press the right arrow to continue
to the next parameter or the left arrow to return to the previous parameter in the cycle.
Table 12 • Printer Parameters, Password Level 3 (Page 1 of 10)
Parameter
Explanation
PRINT OUT
Print Selected Labels
This parameter allows you to print certain types of labels with information
about the printer.
Selections:
• SETTINGS—Prints a printer configuration label. See Printing
Configuration Labels on page 50.
• FONTS (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)—Prints a label that lists the available
fonts in the printer, including standard printer fonts plus any optional
fonts. Fonts may be stored in RAM, Flash memory, optional memory
cards, or font cards.
• FORMATS (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)—Prints a label that lists the
available formats stored in the printer’s RAM, Flash memory, or
optional memory card.
• BARCODES (ZPL only)—Prints a label that lists the available bar
codes in the printer.
• ALL (ZPL, EPL)—Prints labels that list the available fonts, bar
codes, images, formats, and the current printer and network
configurations.
• IMAGES (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)—Prints a label that lists the images
currently stored in the printer’s RAM, Flash memory, or optional
memory cards.
• NETWORK (ZPL only)—Prints a network configuration label. See
Printing Configuration Labels on page 50.
• APLI SW SETUP (APL-I only)
• APLI HW SETUP (APL-I only)
• APLI PRT QUAL (APL-I only)
• APLI PITCH (APL-I only)
To print labels:
Press the up or down arrow to display label choices.
2. Press ENTER to print the desired label.
1.
MODULE A
(APL-D mode only)
Set Module A Storage Device for APL-D
Selections: NONE, RAM 1, RAM 2, FLASH 1, FLASH 2
Default Value: NONE
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Parameter
Explanation
MODULE B
Set Module B Storage Device for APL-D
Selections: NONE, RAM 1, RAM 2, FLASH 1, FLASH 2
Default Value: NONE
(APL-D mode only)
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
PARALLEL COMM.
Set Parallel Communications
Select the communications port that matches the one being used by the host
computer.
Selections: UNIDIRECTIONAL, BIDIRECTIONAL
Default Value: UNIDIRECTIONAL
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
PRINT PAGE
(APL-I mode only)
Print Stored APL-I Page
Up to 20 pages can be stored and printed.
Selections: 0 through 19
Default Value: 0
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
PRINT FORMAT
(APL-I mode only)
Print Stored APL-I Format
Up to 100 formats can be stored and printed.
Selections: 0 through 99
Default Value: 0
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
BAUD
Set Baud
The baud setting of the printer must match the baud setting of the host
computer for accurate communications to take place. Select the value that
matches the one being used by the host computer.
Selections: 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14400, 19200, 28800,
38400, 57600, 115200
Default Value: 9600
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Table 12 • Printer Parameters, Password Level 3 (Page 3 of 10)
Parameter
Explanation
DATA BITS
Set Data Bits
The data bits of the printer must match the data bits of the host computer
for accurate communications to take place. Set the data bits to match the
setting being used by the host computer.
Note • Code Page 850 requires the data bits to be set to 8 bits.
Selections: 7 BITS, 8 BITS
Default Value: 8 BITS
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
STATUS RESPONSE
(APL-I mode only)
Send APL-I Status Response
Determines if a response is sent after inquiry commands. The format is set
with the RESPONSE FORMAT parameter.
Selections: ON, OFF
Default Value: ON
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
RESPONSE FORMAT
(APL-I mode only)
Select APL-I Response Format
If STATUS RESPONSE is set to ON, this parameter determines the
format of the response.
Selections: ASCII, BINARY
Default Value: ASCII
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
PARITY
Set Parity
The parity of the printer must match the parity of the host computer for
accurate communications to take place. Select the parity that matches the
one being used by the host computer.
Selections: NONE, ODD, EVEN
Default Value: NONE
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Parameter
Explanation
HOST HANDSHAKE
Set Host Handshake
The handshake protocol of the printer must match the handshake protocol
of the host computer for proper communications to take place. Select the
handshake protocol that matches the one being used by the host computer.
Selections (ZPL, APL-D): XON/XOFF, DSR/DTR, RTS/CTS
Selections (EPL): DTR & XON/XOF, DTR, XON/XOFF
Selections (APL-I): XON/XOFF, DSR/DTR, RTS/CTS, APL-I
Default Value: XON/XOFF
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
CONTROL CHAR
(ZPL mode only)
Set Control Character
The printer looks for this two-digit hexadecimal character to indicate the
start of a ZPL/ZPL II control instruction.
Note • Do not use the same hexadecimal value for the control,
command, and delimiter character. The printer must see different
characters to work properly.
Range: 00 to FF
Default Value: 7E (tilde—displayed as an arrow)
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
COMMAND CHAR
(ZPL mode only)
Set Command Character
The command prefix is a two-digit hexadecimal value used as a parameter
place marker in ZPL/ZPL II format instructions. The printer looks for this
two-digit hexadecimal character to indicate the start of a ZPL/ZPL II
format instruction. See the ZPL II Programming Guide Volume I for more
information.
Note • Do not use the same hexadecimal value for the control,
command, and delimiter character. The printer must see different
characters to work properly.
Range: 00 to FF
Default Value: 5E (caret)
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
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Parameter
Explanation
DELIM. CHAR
Set Delimiter Character
The delimiter character is a two-digit hexadecimal value used as a
parameter place marker in ZPL/ZPL II format instructions. See the ZPL II
Programming Guide Volume I for more information.
Note • Do not use the same hexadecimal value for the control,
command, and delimiter character. The printer must see different
characters to work properly.
Range: 00 to FF
Default Value: 2C (comma)
(ZPL mode only)
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
HEXDUMP
(ZPL, EPL, APL-D modes)
Hex Dump
The hexadecimal dump mode is a troubleshooting tool for checking the
interconnection between the printer and the host computer. When YES is
selected, all data sent from the host computer to the printer prints as
straight ASCII characters, with the hexadecimal value below the ASCII
text. The printer prints all characters received, including control codes,
such as CR (carriage return). A sample printout is shown in
Communications Diagnostics Test on page 103.
Selections: NO, YES
Default Value: NO
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
CHANGE RTC DATE
Set RTC (Real-time clock) Date
If RTC is installed, this parameter allows you to set the RTC date.
Note • The printer saves the RTC date immediately.
To modify this parameter:
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2.
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The printer displays the current RTC date.
Modify the values as follows:
Press the right arrow to move to the next digit position.
To increase the value, press the up arrow.
To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
Press ENTER to accept the value shown.
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Parameter
Explanation
CHANGE RTC TIME
Set RTC (Real-time clock) Time
If RTC is installed, this parameter allows you to set the RTC time.
Note • The printer saves the RTC time immediately.
To modify this parameter:
1.
2.
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3.
LOAD DEFAULTS
Press ENTER.
The printer displays the current RTC time.
Modify the values as follows:
Press the right arrow to move to the next digit position.
To increase the value, press the up arrow.
To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
Press ENTER to accept the value shown.
Load Factory Defaults
Sets all parameters back to factory defaults.
Important • Use care when using this command. All printer
parameters are reset to factory values with this command. If
possible, print a configuration label to have as a record of the
printer’s settings before loading defaults.
How to select this parameter:
Press ENTER.
The printer asks ARE YOU SURE?
2. To load factory defaults, press ENTER to select YES. To cancel, press
any other key.
1.
INIT FLASH MEM
Initialize Flash Memory
This parameter allows you to erase the printer’s Flash memory.
Important • The internal Flash memory is entirely erased with this
command.
To select this parameter:
Press ENTER to select YES.
The printer asks ARE YOU SURE?
2. To initialize Flash memory, press ENTER. To cancel, press any other
key.
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Parameter
Explanation
RIBBON
Set Ribbon Use
Note • This parameter appears only for printers that have the
Thermal Transfer option installed.
Specifies the printing method: thermal transfer (using ribbon) or
direct thermal (no ribbon).
Selections:
• YES (thermal transfer mode, with ribbon)
• NO (direct thermal mode, no ribbon)
Default Value: YES
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
ZPL OVERRIDE
(ZPL mode only)
Override Certain ZPL Commands
Prevents the printer from accepting the following ZPL commands:
• ^MM (media mode)
• ^MT (media type direct thermal or thermal transfer)
• ^MN (media non-continuous or continuous)
Selections:
• NO—allows the printer to accept the listed ZPL commands.
• YES—tells the printer to ignore the listed ZPL commands.
Default Value: NO
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
EPL OVERRIDE
(EPL mode only)
Override Certain EPL Commands
Prevents the printer from accepting certain EPL commands.
Selections:
• DISABLED—allows the printer to accept the listed EPL commands.
• ENABLED—tells the printer to ignore the listed EPL commands.
Default Value: DISABLED
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Parameter
Explanation
SENSOR PROFILE
Print Sensor Profile
Use the sensor profile (Figure 25) to troubleshoot registration problems
that may occur if the media sensor detects preprinted areas on the media or
if it experiences difficulty in determining web location. To adjust the
sensitivity of the media and/or ribbon sensors, use Calibrate Media and
Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
Note • The ribbon portion of the label appears only for printers
that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Figure 25 • Sensor Profile
To select this parameter:
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media sensor profile.
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Parameter
Explanation
MEDIA/RIBBON
CALIBRATE
Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors
Use this procedure to adjust the sensitivity of the printer’s sensors. In a
printer that has the Thermal Transfer option installed, both media and
ribbon sensors are adjusted. In a Direct Thermal printer (no Thermal
Transfer option installed), only media sensors are adjusted, and the LCD
displays for ribbon do not appear in this procedure.
Important • This procedure must be followed exactly as presented.
All of the steps must be performed even if only one of the sensors
requires adjustment. You may press the left arrow at any step in this
procedure to cancel the procedure.
How to select this parameter:
1. Press ENTER to start the calibration procedure.
The LOAD BACKING/REMOVE RIBBON prompt displays.
2. Open the printhead.
3. Remove approximately 8 in. (203 mm) of labels from the backing,
and pull the media into the printer so that only the backing is between
the media sensors.
4. Remove the ribbon (if used).
5. Press the right arrow to continue.
The message CALIBRATING PLEASE WAIT displays.
The printer adjusts the scale (gain) of the signals that it receives from
the media and ribbon sensors. On the sensor profile, this essentially
corresponds to moving the peak of the graph up or down to optimize
the readings for your application.
RELOAD ALL displays.
6. Reload the media and ribbon (if used).
7. Close the printhead.
8. Press the right arrow to continue.
The message CALIBRATING PLEASE WAIT displays.
The printer does a calibration; during this process, the printer
determines the label length. To see the new readings on the new scale,
print a sensor profile.
(Thermal Transfer only)
MEDIA CALIBRATE
(Direct Thermal only)
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Parameter
Explanation
LANGUAGE
Select the Display Language
This parameter allows you to display the control panel in the language of
your choice. As soon as you select a language, all parameters are
displayed in that language. Save changes as you exit Setup mode to save
the language setting.
Selections: English (ENGLISH), Spanish (ESPANOL), French
(FRANCAIS), German (Deutsch), Italian (ITALIANO), Norwegian
(NORSK), Portuguese (PORTUGUES), Swedish (SVENSKA), Danish
(DANSK), Spanish2 (ESPANOL2), Dutch (NEDERLANDS), Finnish
(SUOMI), and Japanese.
Default Value: ENGLISH
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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ZebraNet® Wired and Wireless Print Server LCD Displays
The menu options shown in Table 13 display only if you have the ZebraNet PrintServer II, or
10/100 PrintServer, or Wireless Print Server installed and are operating in ZPL or EPL mode.
These parameters are considered part of Level 3.
Table 13 • Print Server LCD Displays (Page 1 of 2)
Parameter
Explanation
OBTAIN IP ADDRESS
Obtain an IP Address
Selects the method by which an IP address will be assigned to the printer.
Selections: AUTO SELECT (dynamic), PERMANENT (user-specified)
Default Value: AUTO SELECT
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
CHANGE IP ADDRESS
Change the Printer’s IP Address
This parameter can be modified only when PERMANENT is selected for
OBTAIN IP ADDRESS.
Selections: 0 to 255 for each field
Default Value: 0.0.0.0
Note • Leading zeroes are not shown in the address. If an IP
address contains more digits than can be displayed at one time, use
the left or right arrows to scroll through the digits.
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
CHANGE SUBNET
Change the Subnet
This parameter can be modified only when PERMANENT is selected for
OBTAIN IP ADDRESS.
Selections: 0 to 255 for each field
Default Value: 0.0.0.0
Note • Leading zeroes are not shown in the address. If an IP
address contains more digits than can be displayed at one time, use
the left or right arrows to scroll through the digits.
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
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Parameter
Explanation
CHANGE GATEWAY
Change the Gateway
This parameter can be modified only when PERMANENT is selected for
OBTAIN IP ADDRESS.
Selections: 0 to 255 for each field
Default Value: 0.0.0.0
Note • Leading zeroes are not shown in the address. If an IP
address contains more digits than can be displayed at one time, use
the left or right arrows to scroll through the digits.
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
CHANGE IP PROTOCOL
Change the IP Protocol
Determines the method(s) by which the print server (wired or wireless)
receives the IP address from the server.
This parameter can be modified only when AUTO SELECT is selected
for OBTAIN IP ADDRESS.
Selections: ALL, GLEANING ONLY, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP,
DHCP AND BOOT
Default Value: ALL
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Password Level 4 Parameters
Table 14 shows parameters in the order in which they appear when you press the right arrow
after entering the level 4 password. Throughout this process, press the right arrow to continue
to the next parameter or the left arrow to return to the previous parameter in the cycle.
Table 14 • Printer Parameters, Password Level 4 (Page 1 of 3)
Parameter
Explanation
LABEL LEVEL
Adjust Label Level
Range: 0 to 100
Default Value: 50
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
PAPER OUT
Adjust Paper Out
Range: 0 to 100
Default Value: 0
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
PAPER GAIN
Adjust Paper Gain
Range: 0 to 255
Default Value: calibrated value
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
RIBBON OUT
Adjust Ribbon-Out Threshold
Range: 0 to 100
Default Value: calibrated value
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
RIBBON GAIN
Adjust the Ribbon Gain Sensor
Range: 0 to 255
Default Value: calibrated value
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
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Parameter
Explanation
TAKE LABEL
Adjust the Peel Sensor
This parameter appears only if the Peel option is installed.
Range: 0 to 100
Default Value: 66
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
MEDIA POWER UP
Select Media Power-Up Option
This parameter sets the action of the media when you turn on the printer.
Selections: CALIBRATION, LENGTH, SHORT CAL, NO MOTION,
FEED
Default Value: CALIBRATION
• Calibration—determines the length of the label and adjusts the
sensor settings.
• Length—In continuous mode, feeds the last stored label length. In
noncontinuous mode, calibrates based on the maximum label length
setting (see Set Maximum Label Length on page 58).
• Short Cal—calibrates label length using the current sensor settings.
• No Motion—the media does not move. Press FEED to cause the
printer to resynchronize to the start of the next label.
• Feed—feeds the labels to the first registration point.
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to display other choices.
HEAD CLOSE
Select Head Close Option
This parameter sets the action of the media when you close the printhead.
Selections: CALIBRATION, LENGTH, SHORT CAL, NO MOTION,
FEED
Default Value: CALIBRATION
• Calibration—determines the length of the label and adjusts the
sensor settings.
• Length—In continuous mode, feeds the last stored label length. In
noncontinuous mode, calibrates based on the maximum label length
setting (see Set Maximum Label Length on page 58).
• Short Cal—calibrates label length using the current sensor settings.
• No Motion—the media does not move. Press FEED to cause the
printer to resynchronize to the start of the next label.
• Feed—feeds the labels to the first registration point.
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to display other choices.
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Parameter
Explanation
LANGUAGE
Select the Display Language
This parameter allows you to display the control panel in the language of
your choice. As soon as you select a language, all parameters are
displayed in that language. Save changes as you exit Setup mode to save
the language setting.
Selections: ENGLISH, Spanish (ESPANOL), French (FRANCAIS),
German (Deutsch), Italian (ITALIANO), Norwegian (NORSK),
Portuguese (PORTUGUES), Swedish (SVENSKA), Danish (DANSK),
Spanish2 (ESPANOL2), Dutch (NEDERLANDS), Finnish (SUOMI), and
Japanese.
Default Value: ENGLISH
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Manufacturing Menu Parameters
The manufacturing menu is designed to simplify and speed up configuration changes by
providing access to certain parameters from all password levels. For some parameters (such as
DARKNESS or DENSITY), changes are saved immediately. For the remaining parameters,
changes are saved automatically when you exit the manufacturing menu.
To access the manufacturing menu, complete these steps:
1. Turn Off (O) the printer.
2. Press and hold the up arrow.
3. Turn On (I) the printer. Continue holding the up arrow until the printer displays PRINTER
READY.
4. Release the up arrow.
5. Press MENU.
The printer displays the parameters in the manufacturing menu. Table 15 shows
parameters in the order in which they appear when you press the right arrow. Throughout
this process, press the right arrow to continue to the next parameter or the left arrow to
return to the previous parameter in the cycle.
6. To exit from the manufacturing menu, press MENU.
The printer saves changes and returns to the PRINTER READY display.
7. To return to normal printer operation, turn the printer Off (O) and then back On (I).
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Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 1 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
PRINT OUT
Print Selected Labels
This parameter allows you to print certain types of labels with information
about the printer.
Selections:
• SETTINGS—Prints a printer configuration label. See Printing
Configuration Labels on page 50.
• FONTS (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)—Prints a label that lists the available
fonts in the printer, including standard printer fonts plus any optional
fonts. Fonts may be stored in RAM, Flash memory, optional memory
cards, or font cards.
• FORMATS (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)—Prints a label that lists the
available formats stored in the printer’s RAM, Flash memory, or
optional memory card.
• BARCODES (ZPL only)—Prints a label that lists the available bar
codes in the printer.
• ALL (ZPL, EPL)—Prints labels that list the available fonts, bar
codes, images, formats, and the current printer and network
configurations.
• IMAGES (ZPL, EPL, APL-D)—Prints a label that lists the images
currently stored in the printer’s RAM, Flash memory, or optional
memory cards.
• NETWORK (ZPL only)—Prints a network configuration label. See
Printing Configuration Labels on page 50.
• APLI SW SETUP (APL-I only)
• APLI HW SETUP (APL-I only)
• APLI PRT QUAL (APL-I only)
• APLI PITCH (APL-I only)
To print labels:
Press the up or down arrow to display label choices.
2. Press ENTER to print the desired label.
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Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 2 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
SENSOR PROFILE
Print Sensor Profile
Use the sensor profile (Figure 25) to troubleshoot registration problems
that may occur if the media sensor detects preprinted areas on the media or
if it experiences difficulty in determining web location. To adjust the
sensitivity of the media and/or ribbon sensors, use Calibrate Media and
Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
Note • The ribbon portion of the label appears only for printers
that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Figure 26 • Sensor Profile
To select this parameter:
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media sensor profile.
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Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 3 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
DARKNESS
Adjust Print Darkness
The best darkness setting depends on a variety of factors, including ribbon
type, labels, and the condition of the printhead. You may adjust the
darkness for consistent high-quality printing.
Important • Set the darkness to the lowest setting that provides
good print quality. If the darkness is set too high, the ink may
smear, the ribbon may burn through, or the printhead may wear
prematurely.
Note • The printer applies and saves the darkness setting
immediately.
(ZPL, APL-D, and APL-I
modes)
DENSITY
(EPL mode only)
If printing is too light or if there are voids in the printed areas, increase the
darkness. If the printing is too dark or if there is spreading or bleeding of
printed areas, decrease the darkness. Darkness settings also may be
changed by the driver or software settings.
The FEED Self Test on page 100 can be used to determine the best
darkness setting. Because the darkness setting takes effect immediately,
you can see the results on labels that are currently printing.
Range (ZPL, APL-D, APL-I): 0.0 to +30.0
Default Value (ZPL, APL-D, APL-I): +10.0
Range (EPL): 7
Default Value (EPL): 0 to 15
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up arrow to increase value.
• Press the down arrow to decrease value.
TEAR OFF
Adjust Tear-Off Position
This parameter establishes the position of the labels over the
tear-off/peel-off bar after printing. Each press of a button adjusts the tearoff position by one dot row.
Note • The printer applies and saves the tear-off setting
immediately. Exiting Setup mode without saving changes does not
restore the previous value.
Range (ZPL, EPL, APL-I): -120 to +120
Default Value (ZPL, EPL, APL-I): 0
Range (APL-D): +00i to +999i (inches), 0m to 2537m (metric)
Default Value (APL-D): +128i
Note • The APL-D default value does not position the label over
the tear-off/peel-off bar. This is done to work with existing DPL
label formats that account for this positioning.
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up arrow to increase value.
• Press the down arrow to decrease value.
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Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 4 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
MEDIA TYPE
Set Media Type
Tells the printer which type of media you are using.
Selections:
• GAP/NOTCH—Use for non-continuous web media, non-continuous
fanfold media, and tag stock.
• CONTINUOUS—Use for media that does not have divisions
between labels.
• MARK—Use for non-continuous black mark media.
Default Value: GAP/NOTCH
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
SENSOR SELECT
Select the Media Sensor
Use the setting that gives the best results. You can use the reflective sensor
for most media.
• REFLECTIVE—Use with black mark media and most other media
types.
• TRANSMISSIVE—Use with any media (other than black mark
media) that does not work well with the reflective sensor.
To use the transmissive sensor with media that has holes or notches,
verify that the holes or notches pass through the sensor so that the
sensor can detect them. If the holes or notches do not pass through
the sensor, use the reflective sensor.
Default Value: REFLECTIVE
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
REMOVAL
Select the Label Removal Method
The label removal must correspond to the print mode. Be sure to select a
label removal mode that your hardware configuration supports because
some of the selections displayed are for optional printer features.
Selections: TEAR, PEEL, CUTTER, REWIND, DELAYED CUT
Default Value: TEAR
To modify this parameter:
• Press the up or down arrow to scroll through the selections.
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Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 5 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
LENGTH
Set Maximum Label Length
Maximum label length is used in conjunction with the calibration
procedure. The value of this setting is the maximum label length that is
used during the media portion of the calibration process. Only a few labels
are required to set media sensors. Always set the value that is at least 1 in.
(25.4 mm) longer than the longest label to be used on the printer.
Selections: AUTO, < 1 INCH (25.4 mm) to < 39 INCH (991 mm)
Default Value: AUTO
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
LCD ADJUST
Change LCD Darkness
This parameter changes the darkness of characters on the LCD.
Range: 0 to 19
Default Value: 10
To modify this parameter:
• To make the characters on the LCD darker, press the up arrow.
• To make the characters on the LCD lighter, press the down arrow.
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Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 6 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
MEDIA/RIBBON
CALIBRATE
Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors
Use this procedure to adjust the sensitivity of the printer’s sensors. In a
printer that has the Thermal Transfer option installed, both media and
ribbon sensors are adjusted. In a Direct Thermal printer (no Thermal
Transfer option installed), only media sensors are adjusted, and the LCD
displays for ribbon do not appear in this procedure.
Important • This procedure must be followed exactly as presented.
All of the steps must be performed even if only one of the sensors
requires adjustment. You may press the left arrow at any step in this
procedure to cancel the procedure.
How to select this parameter:
1. Press ENTER to start the calibration procedure.
The LOAD BACKING/REMOVE RIBBON prompt displays.
2. Open the printhead.
3. Remove approximately 8 in. (203 mm) of labels from the backing,
and pull the media into the printer so that only the backing is between
the media sensors.
4. Remove the ribbon (if used).
5. Press the right arrow to continue.
The message CALIBRATING PLEASE WAIT displays.
The printer adjusts the scale (gain) of the signals that it receives from
the media and ribbon sensors. On the sensor profile, this essentially
corresponds to moving the peak of the graph up or down to optimize
the readings for your application.
RELOAD ALL displays.
6. Reload the media and ribbon (if used).
7. Close the printhead.
8. Press the right arrow to continue.
The message CALIBRATING PLEASE WAIT displays.
The printer does a calibration; during this process, the printer
determines the label length. To see the new readings on the new scale,
print a sensor profile.
(Thermal Transfer only)
MEDIA CALIBRATE
(Direct Thermal only)
TAKE LABEL
Adjust the Peel Sensor
This parameter appears only if the Peel option is installed.
Range: 0 to 100
Default Value: 66
To modify this parameter:
• To increase the value, press the up arrow.
• To decrease the value, press the down arrow.
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Control Panel LCD Display
Table 15 • Printer Parameters, Manufacturing Menu (Page 7 of 7)
Parameter
Explanation
LOAD DEFAULTS
Load Factory Defaults
Sets all parameters back to factory defaults.
Important • Use care when using this command. All printer
parameters are reset to factory values with this command. If
possible, print a configuration label to have as a record of the
printer’s settings before loading defaults.
How to select this parameter:
Press ENTER.
The printer asks ARE YOU SURE?
2. To load factory defaults, press ENTER to select YES. To cancel, press
any other key.
1.
HEAD OPEN
Show Printhead Status
This menu item provides visual feedback for the adjustment of the head
open sensor. If the printhead is open, OPEN displays. If the printhead is
closed, CLOSED displays. This value cannot be changed through the
control panel.
DIRECT-THERMAL
Select Direct-Thermal Configuration
Direct-Thermal Only mode is a factory configuration setting for printers
that are built without a ribbon handling system. Changing this parameter
from NO to YES changes the printer configuration to Direct-Thermal Only
operation after the printer power is cycled.
Selections:
• NO—The printer has a ribbon system and should not operate in
Direct-Thermal Only mode.
• YES—The printer does not have a ribbon system and must operate in
Direct-Thermal Only mode.
Default Value: NO
To modify this parameter:
Press the up or down arrow to toggle between the selections.
2. If you changed to NO:
1.
a.
Load printer defaults (see Load Factory Defaults on page 64) to
enable the ribbon handling system.
Perform media and ribbon calibration (see Calibrate Media and
Ribbon Sensors on page 67).
3. Turn the printer power Off (O) and then back On (I).
b.
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Troubleshooting
This section provides information about LCD, print quality, communications, and other errors
that you might need to troubleshoot. The tables provide symptoms, diagnoses of probable
causes, and recommended actions that should result in proper printer operation. Working with
these tables, the technician can diagnose printer faults and determine the needed repair.
Contents
Troubleshooting Checklists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
LCD Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Memory Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Calibration Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Communications Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Ribbon Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Miscellaneous Printer Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Printer Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Power-On Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
CANCEL Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
PAUSE Self Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
FEED Self Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
FEED and PAUSE Self Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Communications Diagnostics Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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General
General
Consult the troubleshooting tables in this section if you encounter a problem.
If you encounter a problem that you cannot correct with the aid of this manual, contact Zebra’s
Technical Support immediately to avoid or minimize printer downtime. Technical Support also
can determine if the printer should be returned for repair.
Technical Support via the Internet is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Go to
http://www.zebra.com/support.
The Americas
Regional Headquarters
Technical Support
Customer Service Dept.
Zebra Technologies International,
LLC
333 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061.3109
U.S.A
T: +1 847 793 2600
Toll-free +1 800 423 0422
F: +1 847 913 8766
T: +1 847 913 2259
F: +1 847 913 2578
For printers, parts, media, and ribbon,
please call your distributor, or
contact us.
Hardware: hwtsamerica@zebra.com
Software: swtsamerica@zebra.com
T: +1 866 230 9494
E: VHCustServ@zebra.com
Europe, Africa, Middle East, and India
Regional Headquarters
Technical Support
Internal Sales Dept.
Zebra Technologies Europe Limited
Zebra House
The Valley Centre, Gordon Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP13 6EQ, UK
T: +44 (0) 1494 768298
F: +44 (0) 1494 768210
Germany: Tsgermany@zebra.com
France: Tsfrance@zebra.com
Spain/Portugal: Tsspain@zebra.com
All other areas: Tseurope@zebra.com
For printers, parts, media, and ribbon,
please call your distributor, or
contact us.
Regional Headquarters
Technical Support
Customer Service
Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific, LLC
16 New Industrial Road
#05-03 Hudson TechnoCentre
Singapore 536204
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0838
E: tsasiapacific@zebra.com
For printers, parts, media, and ribbon,
please call your distributor, or
contact us.
T: +44 (0)1494 472872
F: +44 (0) 1494 450103
T: +44 (0) 1494 768316
F: +44 (0) 1494 768244
E: mseurope@zebra.com
Asia Pacific
T: +65 6858 0722
F: +65 6885 0838
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Troubleshooting Checklists
Troubleshooting Checklists
If an error condition exists with the printer, review this checklist:
‰ Is there an error message on the LCD? If yes, see LCD Error Messages on page 86.
‰ Did you receive a memory error? If yes, see Memory Errors on page 89.
‰ Are noncontinuous labels being treated as continuous labels? If yes, see Calibrate Media
and Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
‰ Is the CHECK RIBBON light on when ribbon is loaded properly, or are noncontinuous
labels being treated as continuous labels? If yes, see Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors
on page 67.
‰ Are you experiencing problems with print quality? If yes, see Print Quality Problems
on page 90.
‰ Are you experiencing communications problems? If yes, see Communications Problems
on page 94.
If the labels are not printing or advancing correctly, review this checklist:
‰ Are you using the correct type of labels? Review the types of label in Types of Media
on page 18.
‰ Are you using a label that is narrower than the maximum print width? See Set Print Width
on page 57.
‰ Does the printhead need to be adjusted? See Adjust Printhead Pressure on page 44 for
more information.
‰ Do the sensors need to be calibrated? See Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors
on page 67 for more information.
If none of the above suggestions correct the problem, review this checklist:
‰ Perform one or more of the self-tests given in Printer Diagnostics on page 97. Use the
results to help identify the problem.
‰ If you are still having problems, see Contacts on page xxi for customer support
information.
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LCD Error Messages
LCD Error Messages
The LCD displays messages when there is an error. See Table 16 for LCD errors, the possible
causes, and the recommended solutions.
Table 16 • LCD Error Messages
LCD Display/
Printer Condition
ALERT
RIBBON OUT
The printer stops and the
ALERT light flashes.
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
In thermal transfer mode, ribbon is
not loaded or incorrectly loaded.
Load ribbon correctly.
In thermal transfer mode, the
ribbon sensor is not detecting
ribbon that is loaded incorrectly.
1. Load ribbon correctly.
2. Calibrate the sensors. See
Calibrate Media and Ribbon
Sensors on page 67.
In thermal transfer mode, media is
blocking the ribbon sensor.
1. Load media correctly.
2. Calibrate the sensors. See
Calibrate Media and Ribbon
Sensors on page 67.
In thermal transfer mode, the
printer did not detect the ribbon
even though it is loaded correctly.
1. Print a sensor profile.See Print
Sensor Profile on page 66. The
ribbon out threshold (marked by
the word RIBBON) is likely too
high, above the black area that
indicates where the ribbon is
detected.
2. Calibrate the sensors or load
printer defaults. See Calibrate
Media and Ribbon Sensors
on page 67 or Load Factory
Defaults on page 64.
If you are using direct thermal
media, the printer is waiting for
ribbon to be loaded because it is
incorrectly set for thermal transfer
mode.
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mode. See Set Ribbon Use on page 65.
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Table 16 • LCD Error Messages (Continued)
LCD Display/
Printer Condition
WARNING
RIBBON IN
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Ribbon is loaded, but the printer is
set for direct thermal mode.
Ribbon is not required with direct
thermal media. If you are using direct
thermal media, remove ribbon unless
you are using it to protect the
printhead. This error message will not
affect printing.
The ALERT light flashes.
If you are using thermal transfer media,
which requires ribbon, set the printer
for Thermal Transfer mode. See Set
Ribbon Use on page 65.
ALERT
PAPER OUT
The printer stops and the
ALERT light flashes.
ALERT
HEAD OPEN
Media is not loaded or is loaded
incorrectly.
Load media correctly.
Misaligned media sensor.
Check position of the media sensor.
The printer is set for
noncontinuous media, but
continuous media is loaded.
Install proper media type, or reset
printer for current media type and
perform calibration.
The printhead is not fully closed.
Close printhead completely.
The head open sensor is not
working properly.
Replace the sensor.
The printer stops and the
ALERT light flashes.
WARNING
HEAD TOO HOT
The printer stops and the
ALERT light flashes.
Caution • The printhead may be hot enough to cause severe
burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when
handling any static-sensitive components such as circuit boards
and printheads.
The printhead is over temperature.
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automatically resumes when the
printhead elements cool to an
acceptable operating temperature.
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Table 16 • LCD Error Messages (Continued)
LCD Display/
Printer Condition
WARNING
HEAD COLD
The printer stops and the
ALERT light flashes.
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Caution • An improperly connected printhead data or power cable
can cause this error message. The printhead may be hot enough to
cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when
handling any static-sensitive components such as circuit boards
and printheads.
The printhead is under
temperature.
The printhead data cable is not
properly connected.
Continue printing while the printhead
reaches the correct operating
temperature. If the error remains, the
environment may be too cold for
proper printing. Relocate the printer to
a warmer area.
Caution • Turn off (O) the
printer before performing this
procedure. Failure to do so
can damage the printhead.
1. Turn Off (O) the printer.
2. Disconnect and reconnect the data
cable to the printhead.
3. Ensure that the cable connector is
fully inserted into the printhead
connector.
4. Turn on (I) the printer.
HEAD ELE. BAD
The printer stops.
Caution • The printhead may be hot enough to cause severe
burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when
handling any static-sensitive components such as circuit boards
and printheads.
The printhead is not installed.
The printhead data cable is not
connected.
The printhead is bad.
Caution • Turn off (O) the
printer before performing this
procedure. Failure to do so
can damage the printhead.
1. Turn Off (O) the printer.
2. Disconnect and reconnect the data
cable to the printhead.
3. Ensure that the cable connector is
fully inserted into the printhead
connector.
4. Turn on (I) the printer.
5. If the problem persists, replace the
printhead.
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Memory Errors
Memory Errors
The memory errors in Table 17 indicate that the printer does not have enough memory to
perform the function shown on the second line of the LCD.
Table 17 • Memory Errors
Problem/LCD Display
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
OUT OF MEMORY
CREATING BITMAP
Creating Bitmap
The bitmap size (label
length/width) does not fit in
available memory.
OUT OF MEMORY
STORING BITMAP
Storing Bitmap
Not enough memory is
available to store the bitmap
created.
You may do any of the following:
• Press PAUSE. Send a ~HM ZPL
command to the printer to display the
amount of free memory. Then redesign
the graphic/format to fit available
memory, or remove items from memory
to create more space.
• Press PAUSE to skip the formatting step
in process and proceed to the next step.
With the printer paused, press CANCEL.
The printer skips the current label
formatting process and goes to the next
label.
• Turn the printer Off (O) and then On (I)
to clear the printer’s memory.
OUT OF MEMORY
BUILDING FORMAT
OUT OF MEMORY
STORING FORMAT
Building Format
Label is too complex.
Storing Format
Format is too large to fit in
available memory.
OUT OF MEMORY
STORING GRAPHIC
Storing Graphic
The graphic image is too large
to fit in available memory.
OUT OF MEMORY
STORING FONT
Storing Font
Not enough memory available
to store the font.
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Print Quality Problems
Print Quality Problems
Table 18 identifies problems with print quality, the possible causes, and the recommended
solutions.
Table 18 • Print Quality Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
General print quality
issues
The printer is set at the
incorrect print speed.
For optimal print quality, set the print speed to
the lowest possible setting for your application
via control panel, the driver, or the software. See
Adjust Print Speed on page 57. You may wish to
perform the FEED Self Test on page 100.
You are using an incorrect
combination of labels and
ribbon for your application.
1. Switch to a different type of media or ribbon
to try to find a compatible combination.
2. If necessary, consult your authorized Zebra
reseller or distributor for information and
advice.
The printer is set at an incorrect
darkness level.
For optimal print quality, set the darkness to the
lowest possible setting for your application via
the control panel, the driver, or the software. See
Adjust Print Darkness on page 54. You may wish
to perform the FEED Self Test on page 100 to
determine the ideal darkness setting.
The printhead is dirty.
Clean the printhead according to the instructions
in Clean the Printhead and Platen Roller
on page 113.
Caution • The printhead may be hot
enough to cause severe burns. Allow
the printhead to cool.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic
safety precautions when handling any
static-sensitive components such as
circuit boards and printheads.
Wrinkled ribbon
Long tracks of
missing print on
several labels
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machine incorrectly.
See Load Ribbon on page 36.
Incorrect burn temperature.
Set the darkness to the lowest possible setting for
good print quality. See Adjust Print Darkness
on page 54.
Incorrect or uneven pressure.
Set the pressure to the minimum needed for good
print quality. See Adjust Printhead Pressure
on page 44.
Media not feeding properly;
“walking” from side to side.
Make sure that media is snug by adjusting the
media guide, or call a service technician.
Print element damaged.
Replace the printhead.
Wrinkled ribbon.
See wrinkled ribbon causes and solutions in this
table.
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Table 18 • Print Quality Problems (Continued)
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Fine, angular gray
lines on blank labels
Wrinkled ribbon.
See wrinkled ribbon causes and solutions in this
table.
Printing too light or
too dark over the
entire label
Media or ribbon is not designed
for high-speed operation.
Replace supplies with those recommended for
high-speed operation.
You are using an incorrect
combination of labels and
ribbon for your application.
1. Switch to a different type of media or ribbon
to try to find a compatible combination.
2. If necessary, consult your authorized Zebra
reseller or distributor for information and
advice.
You are using ribbon with
direct thermal media.
Direct thermal media does not require ribbon. To
check if you are using direct thermal media,
perform the label scratch test in When to Use
Ribbon on page 20.
If you are using ribbon intentionally with direct
thermal media, increase the darkness level, but
note that high darkness levels may decrease
printhead life. You may wish to perform the
FEED Self Test on page 100 to determine the
ideal darkness setting.
Incorrect or uneven printhead
pressure.
Set the pressure to the minimum needed. See
Adjust Printhead Pressure on page 44.
Smudge marks on
labels
Media or ribbon is not designed
for high-speed operation.
Replace supplies with those recommended for
high-speed operation.
Misregistration/skips
labels
The printer is not calibrated.
Recalibrate the printer.
Improper label format.
Use correct label format.
Misregistration and
misprint of one to
three labels
The platen roller is dirty.
See Clean the Printhead and Platen Roller
on page 113.
Media does not meet
specifications.
Use media that meets specifications.
Vertical drift in
top-of-form position
Normal tolerances of
mechanical parts and printer
modes.
Note • A vertical drift of
± 4 to 6 dot rows
(approximately 0.5 mm)
is within normal
tolerances.
1. Calibrate the printer.
2. Adjust the label top position setting. See
Adjust Label Top Position on page 55.
The printer is out of calibration. Recalibrate the printer.
The platen roller is dirty.
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on page 113.
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Table 18 • Print Quality Problems (Continued)
Problem
Possible Cause
Vertical image or
label drift
The printer is using
Configure the printer for non-continuous and run
noncontinuous labels but is
calibration routine, if necessary.
configured in continuous mode.
The bar code printed
on a label does not
scan.
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Improperly calibrated media
sensor.
See Calibrate Media and Ribbon Sensors
on page 67.
The platen roller is dirty.
Clean the platen roller. See Clean the Printhead
and Platen Roller on page 113.
Improper printhead pressure
settings (toggles).
Adjust the printhead pressure to ensure proper
functionality.
Improperly loaded ribbon or
media.
Verify that the printer is loaded properly.
Incompatible media.
Ensure that the interlabel gaps or notches are 2 to
4 mm and consistently placed. Media must not
exceed minimum specifications for mode of
operation.
The bar code is not within
specifications because the print
is too light or too dark.
Perform the FEED Self Test on page 100. Adjust
the darkness or print speed settings as necessary.
Not enough blank space around
the bar code.
Leave at least 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) between the bar
code and other printed areas on the label and
between the bar code and the edge of the label.
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Calibration Problems
Calibration Problems
Table 19 identifies problems with calibration, the possible causes, and the recommended
solutions.
Table 19 • Calibration Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Loss of printing
registration on labels.
Excessive vertical drift
in top-of-form
registration.
Improperly positioned media
guides.
Ensure that the media guides are properly
positioned.
Media type set incorrectly.
Set the printer for the correct media type
(gap/notch, continuous, or mark). See Set Media
Type on page 56.
Incorrect sensor being used for
the media type.
Manually select the correct sensor to use. See
Select the Media Sensor on page 56.
Dirty platen roller.
Clean the platen roller according to the
instructions in Clean the Printhead and Platen
Roller on page 113.
Improperly loaded media or
ribbon.
Ensure that media and ribbon are loaded
correctly.
The sensors could not detect the
media or ribbon.
Manually calibrate the printer (see Calibrate
Media and Ribbon Sensors on page 67).
Sensors dirty or media
improperly positioned for the
sensors to detect.
Ensure that the sensors are clean and that media
is positioned properly.
Auto Calibrate failed.
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Communications Problems
Table 20 identifies problems with communications, the possible causes, and the recommended
solutions.
Table 20 • Communications Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
A label format was sent to
the printer but was not
recognized.
The communication
parameters are incorrect.
Check the printer driver or software
communications settings (if applicable).
Make sure you are using the correct
communication cable. See Data Cable
Requirements on page 17 for the requirements.
If a driver is used, check the driver
communication settings for your connection.
A label format was sent to
the printer. Several labels
print, then the printer
skips, misplaces, misses, or
distorts the image on the
label.
The serial communication
settings are incorrect.
A label format was sent to
the printer but was not
recognized. No printing
occurs.
The prefix and delimiter
characters set in the printer
do not match the ones in the
label format.
Verify the prefix and delimiter characters. See
Set Command Character on page 62 and Set
Delimiter Character on page 63 for the
requirements.
Incorrect data is being sent
to the printer.
Ensure that the label format being used
matches the operating language of the printer.
See Printer Language Modes on page 8.
Ensure that the flow control settings match.
Check the communication cable length. See
Data Cable Requirements on page 17 for
requirements.
Check the printer driver or software
communications settings (if applicable).
Check the communication settings on the
computer. Ensure that they match the printer
settings.
If the problem continues, check the label
format.
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Ribbon Problems
Ribbon Problems
Table 21 identifies problems that may occur with ribbon, the possible causes, and the
recommended solutions.
Note • This section applies only to printers that have the Thermal Transfer option installed.
Table 21 • Ribbon Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Broken or melted
ribbon
Darkness setting too high.
1. Reduce the darkness setting.
2. Clean the printhead thoroughly.
The printer does not
detect when the
ribbon runs out.
The ribbon-out threshold is set
too high to detect the ribbon.
On a sensor profile, the
ribbon-out threshold (circled in
Figure 27) appears above the
black bars that indicate the
ribbon. This happens if you
calibrate the printer without
ribbon and later insert ribbon
without recalibrating the printer
or loading printer defaults.
1. Print a sensor profile (see Print Sensor
Profile on page 66), and note the location of
the ribbon-out threshold (circled in
Figure 27).
2. Calibrate the printer, this time using ribbon,
or load printer defaults. See Calibrate Media
and Ribbon Sensors on page 67 or Load
Factory Defaults on page 64.
Important • Loading defaults resets
all printer parameters back to factory
defaults.
3. Print another sensor profile, and compare it
to the first one.
4. If the ribbon-out threshold is still too high,
you may manually change the value. See
Adjust Ribbon-Out Threshold on page 71.
When the RIBBON
parameter is set to
AUTO, the printer
remains in direct
thermal mode (shown
on the printer
configuration label),
even though ribbon is
loaded correctly in
the printer.
The printer indicates
that ribbon is out,
even though ribbon is
loaded correctly.
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Figure 27 • Ribbon-Out
Threshold Too High
The printer was not calibrated
for the label and ribbon being
used.
Perform the calibration procedure in Calibrate
Media and Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
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Miscellaneous Printer Problems
Table 22 identifies miscellaneous problems with the printer, the possible causes, and the
recommended solutions.
Table 22 • Miscellaneous Printer Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
The LCD displays a
language that I
cannot read
The language parameter was
changed through the control
panel or a firmware command.
Perform the procedure in Select a Display
Language on page 53.
The LCD is missing
characters or parts of
characters
The LCD may need replacing.
Run the Power-On Self Test on page 97 and
check that the LCD display shows all characters.
If not, replace the LCD.
Changes in
parameter settings
did not take effect
Parameters are set incorrectly.
1. Set parameters and save permanently.
2. Turn the printer power Off (O) and then
On (I).
A command turned off the
ability to change the parameter.
Refer to the Programming Guide for the printer
language being used.
A command changed the
parameter back to the previous
setting.
Refer to the Programming Guide for the printer
language being used.
If the problem continues, there
may be a problem with the
main logic board.
Replace the main logic board.
The printer was not calibrated
for the label being used.
Perform the calibration procedure in Calibrate
Media and Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
The printer is configured for
continuous media.
Set the media type to noncontinuous media. See
Set Media Type on page 56.
The driver or software
configuration is not set
correctly.
Driver or software settings produce commands
that can overwrite the printer configuration.
Check the driver or software media-related
setting.
Non-continuous
labels are being
treated as continuous
labels.
The printer is configured for
continuous media.
Set the media type to noncontinuous media. See
Set Media Type on page 56.
The printer was not calibrated
for the media being used.
Perform the calibration procedure in Calibrate
Media and Ribbon Sensors on page 67.
All lights are on, but
nothing displays on
the LCD, and the
printer locks up.
Internal electronic or firmware
failure.
Turn the printer power Off (O) and then On (I). If
the printer locks up again, replace the main logic
board.
The printer locks up
while running the
Power-On Self Test.
Main logic board failure.
Replace the main logic board.
The printer fails to
calibrate or detect the
top of the label.
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Printer Diagnostics
Self tests and other diagnostics provide specific information about the condition of the printer.
The self tests produce sample printouts and provide specific information that helps determine
the operating conditions for the printer. The most commonly used are the Power-On and the
CANCEL self tests.
Important • Use full-width media when performing self tests. If your media is not wide
enough, the test labels may print on the platen roller.
Each self test is enabled by pressing a specific control panel key or combination of keys while
turning the power On (I). Keep the key(s) pressed until the first indicator light turns off. The
selected self test automatically starts at the end of the Power-On Self Test.
Note •
• When performing these self tests, do not send data to the printer from the host.
• If your media is shorter than the label to be printed, the test label continues on the next
label.
• When canceling a self test prior to its actual completion, always reset the printer by turning
the printer power Off (O) and then On (l).
Power-On Self Test
A Power-On Self Test (POST) is performed each time the printer is turned On (l). During this
test, the control panel lights (LEDs) turn on and off to ensure proper operation. At the end of
this self test, only the POWER LED remains lit. When the Power-On Self Test is complete, the
media is advanced to the proper position.
To initiate the Power-On Self Test, complete these steps:
1. Turn On (I) the printer using the power switch located to the side of the control panel.
The POWER LED illuminates. The other control panel LEDs and the LCD monitor the
progress and indicate the results of the individual tests. All messages during the POST
display in English; however, if the test fails, the resulting messages cycle through the
international languages as well.
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CANCEL Self Test
The CANCEL self test prints a configuration label (Figure 28).
To perform the CANCEL Self Test, complete these steps:
1. Turn Off (O) the printer.
2. Press and hold CANCEL while turning the printer On (I). Hold CANCEL until the first
control panel light turns off.
A printer configuration label prints (Figure 28).
Figure 28 • Configuration Label
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PAUSE Self Test
This self test can be used to provide the test labels required when making adjustments to the
printer’s mechanical assemblies or to determine if any printhead elements are not working.
Figure 29 shows a sample printout.
To perform a PAUSE self test, complete these steps:
1. Turn Off (O) the printer.
2. Press and hold PAUSE while turning the power On (I). Hold PAUSE until the first control
panel light turns off.
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The initial self test prints 15 labels at the printer’s slowest speed, and then
automatically pauses the printer. Each time PAUSE is pressed, an additional 15 labels
print. Figure 29 shows a sample of the labels.
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While the printer is paused, pressing CANCEL alters the self test. Each time PAUSE is
pressed, 15 labels print at 6 in. (152 mm) per second.
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While the printer is paused, pressing CANCEL again alters the self test a second time.
Each time PAUSE is pressed, 50 labels print at the printer’s slowest speed
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While the printer is paused, pressing CANCEL again alters the self test a third time.
Each time PAUSE is pressed, 50 labels print at 6 in. (152 mm) per second.
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While the printer is paused, pressing CANCEL again alters the self test a fourth time.
Each time PAUSE is pressed, 15 labels print at the printer’s maximum speed.
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To exit this self test at any time, press and hold CANCEL.
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FEED Self Test
Different types of media may require different darkness settings. This section contains a
simple but effective method for determining the ideal darkness for printing bar codes that are
within specifications.
During the FEED self test, labels are printed at different darkness settings at two different print
speeds. The relative darkness and the print speed are printed on each label. The bar codes on
these labels may be ANSI-graded to check print quality.
During this test, one set of labels is printed at 2 ips, and another set is printed at 6 ips. The
darkness value starts at three settings lower than the printer’s current darkness value (relative
darkness of –3) and increase until the darkness is three settings higher than the current
darkness value (relative darkness of +3).
To perform a FEED self test, complete these steps:
1. Print a configuration label to show the printer’s current settings.
2. Turn Off (O) the printer.
3. Press and hold FEED while turning the power On (I). Hold FEED until the first control
panel light turns off.
The printer prints a series of labels (Figure 30) at various speeds and at darkness settings
higher and lower than the darkness value shown on the configuration label.
Figure 30 • FEED Test Label
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4. See Figure 31 and Table 23. Inspect the test labels and determine which one has the best
print quality for your application. If you have a bar code verifier, use it to measure
bars/spaces and calculate the print contrast. If you do not have a bar code verifier, use your
eyes or the system scanner to choose the optimal darkness setting based on the labels
printed in this self test.
Figure 31 • Bar Code Darkness Comparison
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Table 23 • Judging Bar Code Quality
Print Quality
Description
Too dark
Labels that are too dark are fairly obvious. They may be
readable but not “in-spec.”
• The normal bar code bars increase in size.
• The openings in small alphanumeric characters may fill in
with ink.
• Rotated bar code bars and spaces run together.
Slightly dark
Slightly dark labels are not as obvious.
• The normal bar code will be “in-spec.”
• Small character alpha numerics will be bold and could be
slightly filled in.
• The rotated bar code spaces are small when compared to
the “in-spec” code, possibly making the code unreadable.
“In-spec”
The “in-spec” bar code can only be confirmed by a verifier,
but it should exhibit some visible characteristics.
• The normal bar code will have complete, even bars and
clear, distinct spaces.
• The rotated bar code will have complete, even bars and
clear, distinct spaces. Although it may not look as good as a
slightly dark bar code, the bar code will be “in-spec.”
• In both normal and rotated styles, small alphanumeric
characters look complete.
Slightly light
Slightly light labels are, in some cases, preferred to slightly
dark ones for “in-spec” bar codes.
• Both normal and rotated bar codes will be in spec, but
small alphanumeric characters may not be complete.
Too light
Labels that are too light are obvious.
• Both normal and rotated bar codes have incomplete bars
and spaces.
• Small alphanumeric characters are unreadable.
5. Note the relative darkness value and the print speed printed on the best test label.
6. Add or subtract the relative darkness value from the darkness value specified on the
configuration label. The resulting numeric value is the best darkness value for that specific
label/ribbon combination and print speed.
7. If necessary, change the darkness value to the darkness value on the best test label. See
Adjust Print Darkness on page 54.
8. If necessary, change the print speed to the same speed as on the best test label. See Adjust
Print Speed on page 57.
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FEED and PAUSE Self Test
Performing this self test temporarily resets the printer configuration to the factory default
values. These values are active only until power is turned off unless you save them
permanently in memory. If the factory default values are permanently saved, a media
calibration procedure must be performed.
To perform a FEED and PAUSE self test, complete these steps:
1. Turn Off (O) the printer.
2. Press and hold FEED and PAUSE while turning the power On (I).
3. Hold FEED and PAUSE until the first control panel light turns off.
The printer configuration is temporarily reset to the factory default values. No labels print
at the end of this test.
Communications Diagnostics Test
Do not perform the following test until all configuration and calibration parameters have been
set. For configuration information, see Control Panel LCD Display on page 54.
This test is controlled from the control panel LCD display. See Hex Dump on page 63.
Figure 32 shows a typical printout from this test. Turn the printer power Off (O) and then back
On (I) to exit this self test and return to normal operation.
Note • This test label prints upside-down.
Figure 32 • Communications Diagnostics Test Label
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4
Preventive and Corrective
Maintenance
This section provides various levels of printer maintenance required for optimum
performance. This section also provides information on cleaning and general maintenance,
replacement of major assemblies, and mechanical adjustments.
Contents
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Preventive Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Corrective Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Routine Referral Procedures (RRP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Print System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Drive System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Roller System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Printed Circuit Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Exterior Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
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Safety Information
This section identifies general and specific safety information for the S4M printer.
Contents
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Personal Safety Tips
Caution • Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type, or in the wrong
polarity.
Caution • For personnel and equipment safety, always use an approved three-conductor
power cord specific to the region or country intended for installation. This cord must use
an IEC 320 female connector and the appropriate region-specific, three-conductor
grounded plug configuration.
Caution • Beware of “pinch points” on the printers, especially:
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Opening and closing the covers
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Opening and closing the printhead
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Rewind spindle
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Platen roller
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Peel assembly
Caution • Wear protective eyewear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
Important • Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry such as rings, watches, or bracelets when
servicing the printers.
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Equipment Safety Tips
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The AC power plug and IEC 320 connectors on all Zebra Printers must bear the
certification mark of at least one of the international safety organizations listed below.
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R
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing any maintenance.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling any
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Caution • Permanent damage to the Flash Memory will result if you turn on power to the
print engine with Flash Memory chips installed in the wrong direction.
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Zebra printers comply with international regulations governing radiated emissions when
using fully shielded data cables. Data cables must be fully shielded and fitted with metal
or metallized connector shells. Required shielded data cables and connectors prevent
radiation and reception of electrical noise. Use of unshielded data cables may increase
radiated emissions above the regulated limits.
Zebra recommends using Preventive Maintenance Kit (p/n 47362), or a solvent containing
90% isopropyl alcohol and 10% distilled water. Increase the percentage of alcohol as
necessary for effective cleaning of:
• printheads
• platen rollers
• peel-off rollers
• pinch rollers
• media paths
• peel/tear bars
• spindles
Ribbons used in the printers must be as wide as or wider than the media. If the ribbon is
narrower than the media, areas of the printhead will be unprotected and subject to
premature wear.
To ensure the printer has proper ventilation and cooling, do not place any padding or
cushioning material under the unit because this restricts airflow.
Install the printer on a solid, level surface of sufficient size and strength to accommodate
the physical dimensions and weight of the unit. The area enclosure in which the printer
will operate must meet the environmental conditions specified in the Maintenance Manual
or User Guide. Electrical power must be available and in close proximity to the printer.
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Preventive Maintenance
This section contains procedures for routine preventive maintenance. An operator or
technician may perform preventive maintenance, which consists of:
• Visual inspection
• Regular cleaning of the printhead, platen roller, peel roller, and pinch roller
• General cleaning of the print engine’s interior and exterior
See Table 24 on page 112 for the preventive maintenance cleaning chart.
Contents
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean the Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean the Printhead and Platen Roller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean the Media Compartment and Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean the Peel-Off Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Lubrication
Lubrication
No lubrication is needed for this printer.
Caution • Some commercially available lubricants will damage the finish and the
mechanical parts if used on this printer.
Cleaning Procedures
Important • Zebra is not responsible for damage caused by the use of cleaning fluids on this
printer.
Specific cleaning procedures are provided on the following pages. Table 24 shows the
recommended cleaning schedule.
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Table 24 • Recommended Cleaning Schedule
Area
Method
Interval
Printhead
Solvent*
Platen roller
Solvent*
Media sensors
Air blow
Ribbon sensor
Air blow
Media path
Solvent*
Ribbon path
Solvent*
Direct Thermal Mode: After every roll of
media (or 500 feet of fanfold media).
Thermal Transfer Mode: After every roll of
ribbon or three rolls of media.
These intervals are intended as guidelines only.
You may have to clean more often, depending
upon your application and media.
Pinch roller. (part of Peel-Off option)
Solvent*
Tear-off/peel-off bar
Solvent*
Once a month.
Take-label sensor
Air blow
Once every six months.
* Zebra recommends using Preventive Maintenance Kit (part number 47362) or a solution of 90% Isopropyl and
10% deionized water)
Clean the Exterior
You may clean the exterior surfaces of the printer with a lint-free cloth and a small amount of a
mild detergent, if necessary. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
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Clean the Printhead and Platen Roller
You can minimize printhead wear and maintain print quality with regular preventive measures.
Over time, the movement of media or ribbon across the printhead wears through the protective
ceramic coating, exposing and eventually damaging the print elements (dots). To avoid
abrasion:
• Clean the printhead frequently, and use well-lubricated thermal transfer ribbons with
backings optimized to reduce friction.
• Minimize printhead pressure and burn temperature settings by optimizing the balance
between the two.
• Ensure that the thermal transfer ribbon is as wide or wider than the label media to prevent
exposing the elements to the more abrasive label material.
For best results, clean the printhead after changing every roll of ribbon. Inconsistent print
quality, such as voids in the bar code or graphics, may indicate a dirty printhead.
Note • The printer can remain on while you are cleaning the printhead. In this way, all label
formats, images, and all temporary parameter settings stored in the printer’s internal memory
are saved. In addition, keep the peel engaged while cleaning the platen roller (media must be
unloaded to do this) to reduce the risk of bending the tear-off/peel-off bar.
Figure 33 • Cleaning the Printhead and Platen Roller
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Platen roller
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Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead
to cool.
To clean the printhead and platen roller, complete these steps:
1. Open the printhead assembly.
2. Remove the media and ribbon.
3. Using the swab from the Preventive Maintenance Kit (part number 47362) or a solution of
90% Isopropyl alcohol and 10% deionized water and a cotton swab, wipe along the brown
strip on the printhead assembly from end to end. Allow the solvent to evaporate.
4. While manually rotating the platen roller, clean it thoroughly with the swab. Allow the
solvent to evaporate.
5. Reload media and ribbon, and close the printhead assembly.
Note • If performing this procedure does not improve print quality, try cleaning the
printhead with Save-A-Printhead cleaning film. This specially coated material removes
contamination buildup without damaging the printhead. Call your authorized Zebra
reseller for more information.
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Clean the Media Compartment and Sensors
To clean the media compartment and sensors, complete these steps:
1. Brush or vacuum any accumulated paper lint and dust away from the media and ribbon
paths.
2. Brush or vacuum any paper lint and dust away from the sensors (see Figure 34).
Figure 34 • Cleaning the Sensors
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Ribbon sensor
Transmissive sensor
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Clean the Peel-Off Assembly
The Peel-Off option is required.
The Peel assembly consists of several spring-loaded rollers to ensure the proper roller
pressure. Use the peel release lever and your right hand to open and close the Peel assembly.
Doing this will keep your fingers away from the rollers.
Caution • Do not use your left hand to assist in closing the Peel assembly. The top edge of
the Peel roller/assembly could pinch your fingers.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling any
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to
cool.
If adhesive buildup affects peel-off performance, complete these steps:
1. Press the printhead release latch to open the printhead assembly.
2. Lift the printhead until it latches open.
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3. Open the peel assembly by pivoting the module toward you.
4. Remove any media backing to expose the pinch roller.
5. While manually rotating the pinch roller, clean it thoroughly with the swab from the
Preventive Maintenance Kit (part number 47362) or a solution of 90% Isopropyl alcohol
and 10% deionized water and a cotton swab. Allow the solvent to evaporate.
6. Use the swab to remove excess adhesive from the tear-off/peel-off bar. Allow the solvent
to evaporate.
Important • Apply minimum force when cleaning the tear-off/peel-off bar. Excessive
force can cause the tear-off/peel-off bar to bend, which could have a negative effect on
peel performance.
7. Close the printhead assembly and the media door.
The printer is ready to operate.
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Corrective Maintenance
Corrective maintenance consists of the following:
• Troubleshooting printer faults to a modular level.
• Replacing or adjusting faulty or inoperable components.
• Returning the printer to proper operating condition.
Contents
Routine Referral Procedures (RRP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove the Electronics Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the Electronics Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roller System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printed Circuit Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Required Tools
• Safety Glasses
• Standard screwdriver set
• Phillips screwdriver set
• Metric hex key (allen wrench) set
• Standard hex key (allen wrench) set
• Metric nut driver set
• Standard nut driver set
• Long needle nose pliers
• Four Inch (100 mm) Adjustable (Crescent) Wrench
• Antistatic wrist strap and mat
• Isopropyl Alcohol; Zebra’s Preventive Maintenance Kit, part number 47362 or a solution
of 90% alcohol/10% de-ionized water
• Cotton swabs and lint free cloths
• 0.060 inch feeler gauge or shim
• Punch set
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Routine Referral Procedures
(RRP)
Routine Referral Procedures are commonly used steps that are performed often during
corrective maintenance. These procedures are referenced throughout this section of the
manual.
Contents
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Install the Electronics Cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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RRP No. 1: Remove the Electronics Cover
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and all data cables.
2. See Figure 35. Remove the electronics cover mounting screw and washer and then close
the media door.
Figure 35 • Remove the Mounting Screw
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Media Door
Electronics Cover Upper Flange
Electronics Cover Mounting Screw
Washer
3. See Figure 36. Remove the four remaining mounting screws securing the electronics
cover.
4. Remove the electronics cover by lifting straight up on the bottom lip of the electronics
cover.
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Figure 36 • Electronics Cover Removal
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RRP No. 2: Install the Electronics Cover
1. See Figure 36 on page 123. Install the cover by aligning it and sliding down, ensuring the
lower tabs are inside the base and the upper flanges are between the main frame and the
media door.
2. Install the four mounting screws on the back of the printer.
3. See Figure 35 on page 122. Open the media door and install the mounting screw and
washer to secure the electronics cover.
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Print System
This section provides replacement, conversion, and installation procedures for the S4M print
system.
Contents
Printhead Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Upgrade Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Release Latch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Pressure Dials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Printhead Assembly
This procedure is for installing the Printhead Assembly. Read these instructions thoroughly
before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn OFF (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following maintenance.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ 47362* Zebra Preventative Maintenance
Kit
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
*. A solution of 90% isopropyl alcohol and 10% deionized water and clean swabs may be used in place of the Preventative Maintenance Kit.
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Remove the Printhead
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
3. Open the media door and remove media and ribbon.
4. See Figure 37. Note the current printhead pressure dial settings, and then rotate the two
printhead pressure dials to position #1.
Figure 37 • Printhead Pressure Knobs
1
2
3
4
Front of Printer
1
2
3
4
Position #1
Position #4
Thumbscrew
Printhead pressure dials (2)
5. See Figure 38. Remove the printhead thumbscrew.
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6.
Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the
printhead to cool.
Unlatch the print mechanism and lift and latch it in the open position.
Figure 38 • Printhead Assembly Mounting and Connections
1
2
3
7
4
6
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Thumbscrew
Printhead pressure dials (2)
Print mechanism assembly
Printhead connectors
Printhead fork assembly
Locating holes
Ribbon guide plate
7. Slide the printhead fork assembly out of the print mechanism.
8. With the cable connectors exposed, carefully disconnect the two printhead cables from the
printhead assembly. Remove and discard the old printhead assembly.
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1.
Caution • An improperly connected printhead data or power cable may cause the
printhead to generate excessive heat and/or a false HEAD COLD message to display
while the printhead is hot enough to cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
Connect the printhead cables to the new printhead fork assembly and then carefully slide
the assembly into the print mechanism.
Important • When mounting the printhead fork assembly onto the print mechanism,
visually inspect and ensure the following:
• the cables are in their channels at the back of their carrier assembly
• the power cable is under data cable
• they are not binding on the print mechanism
2. Ensure the two locating protrusions on the print mechanism mounting plate snap into the
locating holes on the printhead fork assembly.
3. Try to move the printhead fork assembly back and forth to make sure that it is engaged;
the assembly should not move. If the assembly moves, repeat step 2.
Important • The printhead must be properly engaged with the ribbon guide plate to ensure
proper print quality.
4. Secure the printhead to the mechanism with the previously removed thumbscrew and
close the print mechanism.
5. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials to the desired position for your daily printing, as
noted in step 4 on page 127.
6.
Caution • Do not use sharp objects to clean the printhead or platen roller.
Clean the printhead and platen roller using Zebra Preventive Maintenance Kit (47362).
7. Reinstall media and ribbon and close the media door.
8. Reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
9. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Printhead Upgrade Option
This procedure is for converting the drive system and printhead from 203 to 300 dpi or 300 to
203 dpi on the S4M printer. Read these instructions thoroughly before attempting to
changeover the printhead and drive system.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Antistatic Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ Metric and inch Feeler Gauges, must
include: 0.060 in. (1.5mm)
‰ 47362* Zebra Preventive Maintenance
Kit
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen wrench) Set
*. A solution of 90% isopropyl alcohol and 10% deionized water and clean swabs may be used in place of the Preventative
Maintenance Kit.
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Remove the Printhead
1. Open the media door.
2. See Figure 39. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials to the #1 position.
Figure 39 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Dials
1
2
4
1
2
3
4
3
4
Position number one
Position number four
Thumbscrew
Printhead pressure dials (2)
3. See Figure 40. Remove the thumbscrew to loosen the printhead fork assembly.
4.
Caution • Be sure the printhead is fully open and latched in the open position.
Unlatch the print mechanism and lift and latch it in the open position.
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Figure 40 • Printhead Removal and Installation
2
1
1
3
9
6
4
5
8
4
7
1
2
3
4
5
5.
Printhead pressure dial
Thumbscrew
Print mechanism assembly
Locating hole
Printhead power connector
6
7
8
9
Printhead data connector
Lower guide
Printhead fork assembly
Mounting plate
Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the
printhead to cool.
Slide the printhead fork assembly out from the print mechanism assembly to expose the
printhead cable connectors.
6.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device and disconnect both the printhead power and data
cables and remove the printhead assembly.
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7. See Figure 41. Remove the lower printhead guide by pushing the tabs away from the fork
assembly.
Figure 41 • Remove the Lower Guide
1
3
2
1
2
3
Printhead fork assembly
Lower guide
Tabs (2)
Install the Printhead
1. See Figure 41. Install the lower guide on the new printhead fork assembly
2. Connect both printhead power and data cables to the printhead connectors and carefully
slide them into position. Ensure the cables are in their proper channels and are not binding
the printhead.
3.
Caution • An improperly connected printhead data or power cable may cause the
printhead to generate excessive heat and/or a false HEAD COLD message to display
while the printhead is hot enough to cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
See Figure 40 on page 132. Install the new printhead fork assembly.
Important • When mounting the printhead fork assembly onto the print mechanism,
visually inspect and ensure the following:
• the cables are in their channels at the back of their carrier assembly
• the power cable is under data cable
• they are not binding on the print mechanism
4. Ensure the two locating protrusions on the print mechanism mounting plate snap into the
locating holes on the printhead fork assembly. Move the assembly back and forth to be
sure that it is engaged. There should be no movement.
Note • The printhead must be properly engaged with the ribbon guide plate to have the
proper print quality.
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5. Secure the printhead fork assembly to the printhead housing using the previously removed
thumbscrew.
6. See Figure 39 on page 131. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials back to their original
position.
7.
Caution • Do not use sharp objects to clean printhead or platen roller.
Clean the printhead and the platen roller.
Remove the Main Logic Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. Refer to RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 42. Remove all cables from the main logic board (MLB).
Note • Take note of the location of all connectors on the main logic board.
Figure 42 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections
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Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (J9)
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon sensor (P4)
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Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion port (J17)
USB port (J14)
Serial port (J10)
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4. See Figure 43. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
main frame of the printer.
5. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the back of the
printer.
Figure 43 • Remove the Main Logic Board
1
5
4
3
1
2
3
4
5
2
Main logic board nut
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board
Lock washer (2)
Serial port mounting stud (2)
6. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
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Conversion Procedure
The following steps will convert your printer from 203 dpi to 300 dpi. (To convert from 300
dpi to 203 dpi, the gears are installed in the opposite direction, with the smaller side of the
pulley away from the printer when placed on the platen roller.)
1. See Figure 44. Remove the compound gear mounting screw.
Figure 44 • Remove the Compound Gear
2
1
1
2
Mounting screw
Compound gear
2. See Figure 45. Turn the gear around and reinstall it in the adjacent mounting hole.
3. Ensure that it meshes properly with the clutch and the intermediate gears.
Figure 45 • Select the Compound Gear Position
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4. See Figure 46. Using a hex key, loosen the stepper motor pivot screw and locking screw.
Figure 46 • Loosen the Stepper Motor
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
Pivot screw
Belt
Platen pulley
Platen pulley set screws (2)
Locking screw
5. Swing the stepper motor up to remove tension from the belt and tighten the locking screw
in this position.
6. Remove the belt from the stepper motor drive gear/pulley.
7. Remove and retain the two set screws on the platen roller pulley. Remove the pulley and
belt. Discard the belt.
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8. See Figure 47. Turn the pulley around and place it on the platen roller shaft.
Note • Make sure there is approximately a 0.020 in. (0.5 mm) clearance between the
platen roller pulley and the printer frame.
Figure 47 • Turn the Compound Pulley Around
9. Install the set screws in the outboard compound pulley. Rotate the compound pulley to
align the set screws with the flat spots on the platen roller shaft.
Figure 48 • Align the Platen Roller Shaft
1
1
2
2
Set screws (2)
Flat spots (2)
10. Tighten the two set screws to secure the pulley to the platen roller shaft.
11. See Figure 46 on page 137. Install the new belt supplied in the kit.
12. Loosen the locking screw and nut.
Note • The belt should deflect under finger pressure, but no more than ¼ inch (6 mm).
13.
Caution • Do not over tighten the belt or damage to the bearings and platen roller will
occur.
Rotate the motor down until the drive belt is just taut. Tighten the locking screw and then
the pivot screw.
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Reinstall the MLB
1. See Figure 43 on page 135. Reinstall the MLB in the printer using the screws, nut, and
studs and washers previously removed.
2. See Figure 42 on page 134. Reconnect all the cables previously removed from the main
logic board. Visually inspect and ensure the cables are in their proper location and seated
in the connectors.
Reinstall the Electronics Cover
1. Refer to RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
Verify the Installation
1. Press and hold CANCEL while turning On (l) the printer. A configuration label will print
after the Power-On Self Test (POST) is completed.
Note • A 300 dpi configuration label prints smaller than a 203 dpi label.
2. See Figure 49. Verify that the dpi is correct.
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Figure 49 • Configuration Label (200 dpi or 300 dpi)
3. Turn Off (O) the printer.
4. See Figure 50. Press and hold PAUSE while turning On (l) the printer. A Pause Test label
will print to verify print quality.
Figure 50 • Pause Test Label
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Print Mechanism
This procedure is for installing the print mechanism in the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ 4 inch crescent wrench
‰ Flat-Blade Screwdriver Set
‰ 47362 Zebra Preventative Maintenance
Kit
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen wrench) Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ 77921 Cam
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ Metric and inch Feeler Gauges, must
include: 0.060 in. (1.5mm)
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‰ 77919 Pin Gauge (qty = 2)
‰ Q10011 Screw
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Remove the Print Mechanism
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 51. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials to the #1 position.
Figure 51 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Dials
1
2
4
1
2
3
4
3
4
Position number one
Position number four
Thumbscrew
Printhead pressure dials (2)
4. See Figure 52. Remove any cable ties.
5. Disconnect the printhead data cable from the main logic board (MLB), J3.
6. Remove the printhead data cable from the cable clamps and pull it out from under the
stepper motor and mounting bracket.
7. Disconnect the printhead power cable from the power supply connector.
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Figure 52 • Disconnect the Print Mechanism
2
1
4
3
5
9
1
2
3
4
5
8
MLB
Printhead data cable
MLB connector J3
Cable clamp (2)
Printhead ground strap
7
6
7
8
9
6
Printhead power cable
Power supply connector
Stepper motor mounting bracket
Stepper motor
8. Remove the printhead housing grounding strap mounting screw.
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9. See Figure 53. Loosen and remove the two hex head screws, one phillips head screw, and
washers securing the printhead housing assembly.
Figure 53 • Printhead Housing Mounting Screws
2
1
4
3
1
2
3
4
Printhead housing
Washers (3)
Phillips head mounting screw
Hex head mounting screw (2)
10. Remove the printhead housing assembly from the printer.
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Install the New Print Mechanism
1. Are you installing the print mechanism on a Direct Thermal Only S4M printer?
If…
Then…
No
Continue to step 2.
Yes
Caution • Be careful not to touch the printhead with any tools. This could
damage the printhead.
See Figure 54. Remove the and discard the ribbon strip plate from the new print
mechanism and then continue to step 2.
Figure 54 • Remove the Ribbon Strip Plate
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1
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Flat washers (2)
Ribbon strip plate
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2. See Figure 55. Feed the new cables through the print mechanism mounting hole.
3. Install the three printhead housing mounting screws and washers while ensuring that the
print mechanism mounting slots are raised to the bottom of the mounting screws. Snug the
three mounting screws at this time.
Figure 55 • Insert the Print Mechanism
1
2
3
5
3
5
4
1
2
3
4
5
3
Print mechanism mounting hole
Print mechanism
Washers (3)
Phillips head mounting screw
Mounting screws (2)
4. See Figure 52 on page 143. Route the printhead data cable down and up behind the
stepper motor mounting plate and connect to J3 on the MLB.
5. Insert the data cable into the flat cable clamps
6. Connect the printhead power cable to the power supply cable.
7. Reinstall the ground strap.
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Adjust the Print Mechanism
1. See Figure 56. Remove the strike plate cap by gently prying up one snap tab with a small
flat blade screwdriver. Loosen the strike plate mounting screws 1/2 turn.
2. See Figure 51 on page 142. Set both printhead pressure dials to 3.
Figure 56 • Adjust the Print Mechanism
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3
4
5
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3
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Adjustment screw
Strike plate
Strike plate mounting screws (2)
Print mechanism gap pin gauges (2)
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3. See Figure 57. Using the screw provided in the kit, install the print mechanism adjustment
cam on the printer main frame.
Note • The cam should be in contact with print mechanism and only be snug to allow it to
turn with the wrench.
Figure 57 • Install the Adjustment Cam
3
2
1
1
2
3
Cam mounting hole
Cam
Mounting screw
4. See Figure 56 on page 147. Insert the print mechanism gap pin gauges through the holes
that are provided in the front of the ribbon guide plate.
5. Place a 4 inch crescent wrench on the print mechanism adjustment cam. While turning the
wrench counterclockwise, push in and pull out the inside gap pin gauge until a small
amount of friction can be felt.
6. Tighten one of the print mechanism mounting screws.
7. After adjusting the inside pin gauge, use a screwdriver and turn the adjustment screw on
top of the latch plate strike.
8. Push in and pull out the outside gap pin gauge until a small amount of friction can be felt.
Important • Check both pin gauges for equal amount of friction.
9. Tighten the latch plate strike screws.
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10. Tighten the remaining print mechanism mounting screws when equal pressure is obtained.
11. See Figure 58. Check the gap on the ribbon/printhead open sensor and adjust as necessary.
Figure 58 • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor
1
2
4
1
2
3
4
3
Printhead housing
Gap, 0.060 in. (1.5 mm) ± 0.015 in. (0.381 mm)
Ribbon/Printhead open sensor
Mounting screw
12. Use a 0.060 in. (1.5 mm) feeler gauge and check the distance between the ribbon/head
open sensor assembly and the printhead housing. If the distance is incorrect, loosen the
mounting screw for the ribbon/head open sensor and adjust for the proper distance. Once
this distance is achieved, tighten the mounting screw.
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Reinstall the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. See Figure 51 on page 142. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials to position 3.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
Verify the Installation
1. See Figure 59. Hold PAUSE and CANCEL while turning On (l) the printer.
A Pause and Cancel Self Test Label will print.
Figure 59 • PAUSE and CANCEL Test Label
2. Ensure that the black bar is mostly filled in solid and that the bottom line is parallel to the
edge of the label. The black bar can have small voids of white.
3. If further adjustments are needed, repeat step 4 through step 12 starting on page 148.
4. Repeat step 1 through step 3 as needed until even resistance is felt.
5. Replace the strike plate cap.
6. See Figure 57. Remove the cam and cam mounting screw.
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Printhead Cables
This procedure is for installing the printhead power and data cables in the S4M printer. Read
these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ 4 inch crescent wrench
‰ Flat-Blade Screwdriver Set
‰ 47362 Zebra Preventative Maintenance
Kit
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen wrench) Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ 77921 Cam
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ Metric and inch Feeler Gauges, must
include: 0.060 in. (1.5mm)
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‰ 77919 Pin Gauge (qty = 2)
‰ Q10011 Screw (Cam and Pin Gauge)
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Remove the Print Mechanism
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 60. Rotate the printhead pressure dials to the #1 position.
Figure 60 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Knobs
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2
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Position number four
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4. See Figure 61. Remove any cable ties.
5. Disconnect the printhead data cable from the main logic board (MLB).
6. Disconnect the printhead power cable from the power supply connector.
Figure 61 • Disconnect the Print Mechanism
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6
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3
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5
Main logic board (MLB)
Printhead data cable
MLB connector J3
Printhead ground strap
Printhead power cable
Power supply connector
7. Remove the printhead housing grounding strap mounting screw.
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8. See Figure 62. Loosen and remove the two hex head screws, one phillips head screw, and
washers securing the main frame.
Figure 62 • Printhead Housing Mounting Screws
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1
4
3
1
2
3
4
Print mechanism
Washers (3)
Phillips head mounting screw
Hex head mounting screws (2)
9. Remove the printhead housing assembly from the printer.
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Remove the Old Printhead Cables
1.
Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the
printhead to cool.
See Figure 63. Remove the thumbscrew.
2. Remove the printhead fork assembly from the print mechanism.
Figure 63 • Remove the Printhead Fork Assembly
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2
5
4
3
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2
3
4
5
Print mechanism
Thumbscrew
Printhead power cable
Printhead data cable
Printhead fork assembly
3. Disconnect the printhead power and data cables.
4. See Figure 64. Lay the print mechanism on its top and slide the cables toward the hinge
and out.
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Figure 64 • Remove and Install the Cables
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2
3
5
4
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2
3
4
5
Printhead data cable
Printhead power cable
Hinge
Printhead data connector
Printhead power connector
Install the New Printhead Cables
1. See Figure 64. Slide each of the cables through the hinge and into the print mechanism.
2.
Caution • An improperly connected printhead data or power cable may cause the
printhead to generate excessive heat and/or a false HEAD COLD message to display
while the printhead is hot enough to cause severe burns. Allow the printhead to cool.
See Figure 63. Connect the printhead cables to the printhead fork assembly.
3. Reinstall the printhead fork assembly into the print mechanism.
Ensure that the printhead cables are up and away from the printhead to avoid damage to
the new cables and to allow the printhead to seat properly.
4. Use the thumbscrew removed previously to secure the printhead fork assembly.
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Reinstall the Print Mechanism
1. See Figure 65. Feed the new cables through the print mechanism mounting hole.
2. Install the three printhead housing mounting screws and washers while ensuring that the
print mechanism mounting slots are raised to the bottom of the mounting screws. Snug the
three mounting screws at this time.
Figure 65 • Insert the Print Mechanism
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2
3
5
3
5
4
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2
3
4
5
3
Print mechanism mounting hole
Print mechanism
Washers (3)
Phillips head mounting screw
Mounting screws (2)
3. See Figure 61 on page 153. Route the printhead data cable down and up behind the
stepper motor mounting plate and connect to J3 on the MLB.
4. Insert the data cable into the flat cable clamps.
5. Connect the printhead power cable to the power supply connector.
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Adjust the Print Mechanism
1. See Figure 66. Remove the strike plate cap by gently prying up one snap tab with a small
flat blade screwdriver. Loosen the strike plate mounting screws 1/2 turn.
Figure 66 • Adjust the Print Mechanism
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5
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Adjustment screw
Strike plate
Strike plate mounting screws (2)
Print mechanism gap pin gauges (2)
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2. See Figure 67. Using the screw provided in the kit, install the print mechanism adjustment
cam on the printer main frame.
Note • The cam should be in contact with print mechanism and only be snug to allow it to
turn with the 4 in. crescent wrench.
Figure 67 • Install the Adjustment Cam
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2
1
1
2
3
Cam mounting hole
Cam
Mounting screw
3. See Figure 66 on page 158. Insert the print mechanism gap pin gauges through the holes
that are provided in the front of the ribbon guide plate.
4. Place a 4 inch crescent wrench on the print mechanism adjustment cam. While turning the
wrench counterclockwise, push in and pull out the inside gap pin gauge until a small
amount of friction can be felt.
5. After aligning the inside pin gauge, use a screwdriver and turn the adjustment screw on
top of the latch plate strike.
6. Push in and pull out the outside gap pin gauge until a small amount of friction can be felt.
Double check both pin gauges for equal amount of friction.
7. Tighten the latch plate strike screws.
8. Tighten the print mechanism mounting screws when equal pressure is obtained.
9. Remove and retain the cam and screw used for adjusting the print mechanism.
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10. Replace the strike plate cap.
11. See Figure 68. Check the gap on the ribbon/printhead open sensor and adjust as necessary.
Figure 68 • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor
1
2
4
1
2
3
4
3
Printhead housing
Gap, 0.060 in. (1.5 mm) ± 0.015 in. (0.381 mm)
Ribbon/Printhead open sensor
Mounting screw
12. Use a 0.060 in. (1.5 mm) feeler gauge and check the distance between the ribbon/head
open sensor assembly and the printhead housing. If the distance is incorrect loosen the
mounting screw for the ribbon/head open sensor and adjust for the proper distance. Once
this distance is achieved, tighten the mounting screw.
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Reinstall the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
Verify the Installation
1. See Figure 60 on page 152. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials to the position 3.
2. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
3. See Figure 69. Hold PAUSE and CANCEL while turning On (l) the printer; a Pause and
Cancel Self Test Label will print.
Figure 69 • Pause and Cancel Label
4. Ensure that the black bar is mostly filled in solid and that the bottom line is parallel to the
edge of the label. The black bar can have small voids of white.
5. If further adjustments are needed, repeat step 3 through step 11 starting on page 159.
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Printhead Release Latch
This procedure is for installing the printhead release latch in the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
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‰ Punch Set
‰ Flat-blade Screwdriver Set
‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Standard Nutdriver Set
‰ 4 inch crescent wrench
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ Small Hammer
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Remove the Old Latch
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
2. See Figure 70. Open the media door and remove the ribbon and media.
Figure 70 • Media Door and Latch Location (S4M)
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Latch assembly
Latch plate cover
Strike plate cap
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3. See Figure 71. Remove the strike plate cap by placing a small screwdriver under the front
edge and lifting upward.
4. Remove the latch cover.
5. Remove the two screws and the washer holding the latch strike plate to the side of the
print mechanism.
6. Remove the adjustment screw from the print mechanism. You will have to pull out on the
bottom of the strike plate while removing the screw.
Figure 71 • Remove the Latch Assembly
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2
1
4
5
12
8
6
7
11
9
10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7.
Print mechanism
Adjustment screw
Strike plate cap
Strike plate
Washer
Strike plate mounting
screws (2)
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8
9
10
11
12
Latch plate cover
Latch plate
Spring pin
Compression spring
Platen housing
Ribbon guide plate
Caution • Wear protective eyewear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
Using a small punch, lightly tap the spring pin out from the FRONT of the platen housing
(the direction is important). The compression spring may fall out.
Important • Tap lightly when removing the spring pin. The platen housing is a cast
housing and may break if hit too hard.
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Install the New Latch Kit
1. See Figure 71 on page 164. Install the compression spring on the platen housing post.
2. Align the latch with the spring pin holes.
3. Insert the spring pin through the front hole of the latch and though the platen housing. The
rear hole in the latch is the only small one and you will need to tap on the spring pin.
4. Lightly tap the spring pin into the rear hole. Leave equal amounts of spring pin sticking
out on each side of latch.
5. Install the strike plate partially into print mechanism.
6. See Figure 72. Install the adjustment screw into the strike plate by sliding it in the opening
with the shoulder below the top piece of sheet metal and above the bottom piece of sheet
metal.
Figure 72 • Adjustment Screw Location
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3
2
1
2
3
Strike plate
Adjustment screw
Adjustment screw shoulder
7. See Figure 71 on page 164. Tighten the adjustment screw until the top of the strike plate is
just below the top of the print mechanism.
8. Install the two mounting screws and washer through the strike plate and into the print
mechanism. Do not tighten at this time; leave them approximately ½ turn loose. Latch the
print mechanism.
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Adjust the Print Mechanism
1. See Figure 73. Insert the print mechanism gap pin gauges through the holes that are
provided in the front of the ribbon guide plate.
Figure 73 • Adjust the Print Mechanism
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2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
Print mechanism adjustment cam
Strike plate cap
Adjustment screw
Strike plate
Strike plate mounting screws (2)
Print mechanism gap pin gauges (2)
2. Turn the adjustment screw until a small amount of friction is felt on the gap pin gauge.
3. Snug the two strike plate mounting screws.
4. Verify, with gap pin gauge, that the inside print mechanism adjustment is correct. A slight
friction should be felt when sliding the inside pin in and out of the inside hole.
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5. Is the adjustment acceptable?
If…
Then…
No
Continue with step 6.
Yes
Go to step 13.
6. Loosen the two strike plate screws.
7. See Figure 74. Install the print mechanism adjustment cam on the printer frame with the
screw provided in the kit.
Figure 74 • Print Mechanism Mounting Screws
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2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Print mechanism
Adjusting cam
Hex head mounting screws (2)
Phillips head mounting screw
8. Slightly loosen the three screws that secure the print mechanism assembly to the
mainframe.
9. Use a 4 inch crescent wrench on the print mechanism adjustment cam. While turning the
wrench counterclockwise, push in and pull out the inside gap pin gauge until a small
amount of friction can be felt. Snug the two hex head screws.
10. After aligning the inside gap pin gauge, verify that the outside adjustment is correct.
Double-check both gap pin gauges for equal amount of friction. Tighten the latch strike
plate screws.
11. See Figure 74. Tighten the three printhead mechanism mounting screws when equal
pressure is obtained.
12. Remove the print mechanism adjustment cam by removing the mounting screw.
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13. See Figure 71 on page 164. Install the strike plate cap.
14. Install the latch cover.
15. Reinstall the ribbon and media.
16. Close the media door and reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
17. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Printhead Pressure Dials
This procedure is for installing the printhead pressure dial on the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Flat-blade Screwdriver Set
‰ Masking Tape
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Printhead
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and all data cables.
2. Open the media door, open the printhead, and remove media and ribbon.
3.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
4. See Figure 75. Rotate the printhead pressure dials to the #1 position.
Figure 75 • Locate the Printhead Pressure Dials
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2
4
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2
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4
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Position number one
Position number four
Thumbscrew
Printhead pressure dials (2)
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5.
Caution • The printhead may be hot and could cause severe burns. Allow the
printhead to cool.
See Figure 76. Remove the printhead thumbscrew.
Figure 76 • Remove the Printhead and Cable Connections
2
1
2
3
4
5
7
6
1
2
3
4
Thumbscrew
Printhead pressure dial
Print mechanism assembly
Printhead data cable
5
6
7
Printhead power cable
Printhead fork assembly
Locating holes
6. Open the print mechanism, and lift and latch it in the vertical position.
7. Slide the printhead fork assembly out of the print mechanism.
8. Disconnect the two printhead cables from the printhead assembly.
9. Remove the printhead assembly and set it aside on the anti-static mat.
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Remove the Old Pressure Dials
To remove the pressure dials you must partially disassemble the print mechanism.
1. See Figure 77. Place a soft pad down on your workbench and lay the printer on it with the
electronics cover side down.
2. Open the media door.
Figure 77 • Set the Printer on the Electronics Cover Side (S4M)
3. See Figure 78. Put a piece of masking tape over the pressure roller to secure it to the
pressure bracket.
This is being done for ease of reinstallation of the roller and bracket.
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Figure 78 • Remove the Pressure Bracket and Roller
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4
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5
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2
3
4
5
6
Print mechanism
Pressure bracket
Masking tape (2)
Pressure bracket mounting screw
Lifting spring
Lower print mechanism latch screw
4. Loosen the lower print mechanism latch screw to allow the pressure bracket to be
removed.
Important • To avoid print mechanism readjustment, do not loosen the top latch screw.
5. Remove the pressure bracket mounting screw, and swing the bracket out of the way.
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6. See Figure 79. Lift the dials and springs out of the print mechanism.
Figure 79 • Remove the Pressure Dials
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2
1
1
2
Pressure dial and spring
Pressure bracket
7. See Figure 80. Remove the springs from the old dials and place them in the new dials.
Figure 80 • Remove Springs
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2
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Spring
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Install the New Pressure Dials
1. See Figure 79 on page 174. Insert the new dials and springs into the print mechanism.
2. See Figure 78 on page 173. Reinstall the pressure bracket and roller and then remove the
masking tape.
3. Retighten the lower print mechanism latch screw.
4. See Figure 76 on page 171. Connect the printhead cables to the printhead fork assembly,
and carefully slide the assembly into the print mechanism ensuring the data cable and
power cable are kept away from the printhead lifting spring (see Figure 78 on page 173).
5. See Figure 76 on page 171. Ensure the two locating protrusions on the print mechanism
mounting plate snap into the locating holes on the printhead fork assembly. Move the
assembly back and forth to be sure that it is engaged. There should be no movement.
6. Secure the printhead to the mechanism with the previously removed thumbscrew and
close the print mechanism.
7. Set the printer up on the base.
8. Open the print mechanism and latch it in the open position.
9.
Caution • Do not use sharp objects to clean the printhead or platen roller.
Using the Zebra Preventive Maintenance Kit (Zebra part number 47362), clean the
printhead and platen roller.
10. Reinstall media and ribbon.
11. See Figure 75 on page 170. Rotate the two printhead pressure dials to the desired position
for your daily printing.
12. Reinstall media and ribbon.
13. Close the media door.
14. Reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
15. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Sensors
This section provides replacement and installation procedures for the S4M sensors.
Contents
Transmissive Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reflective Media Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Take-Label Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transmissive Sensor
This procedure is for installing the transmissive sensor in the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Wire Cutters
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ AntiStatic Mat and Wrist Strap
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Remove the Old Transmissive Sensor
Remove the Stepper Motor
1. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
2.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
3. See Figure 81. Locate the stepper motor and drive belt.
Figure 81 • Locate Drive System Components
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6
1
2
3
4
5
6
3
2
5
4
Main logic board (MLB) J9
Stepper motor
Drive belt
Platen pulley
Locking screw
Pivot screw
4. Disconnect the stepper motor cable from the main logic board (MLB), J9.
5. Remove the locking screw and nut.
6. Remove the pivot screw and then remove the stepper motor.
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Remove the Old Transmissive Sensor
1. Disconnect the transmissive sensor from the main logic board (P9).
2. See Figure 82. Remove the transmissive sensor mounting screw, and then remove the
transmissive sensor.
Figure 82 • Remove the Transmissive Sensor
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Guide pin hole
Access hole
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Install the New Transmissive Sensor
1. See Figure 82. Align the transmissive sensor to the main frame with the guide pin in the
guide pin hole, and the mounting hole lining up with the mounting hole in the main frame.
2. Feed the sensor wires through the proper access hole under the printhead assembly.
3. Run the transmissive sensor wires through the protective wrap and then connect it to the
main logic board (P9).
Reinstall the Stepper Motor and Gear/Pulley
1. See Figure 81 on page 179. Install the stepper motor by sliding the gear/pulley through the
drive belt. Secure in position with the pivot screw, but do not tighten at this time.
2. Reinstall the locking screw and nut, but do not tighten at this time
Note • Belt should deflect under finger pressure but no more than ¼ inch (6 mm).
3. Rotate the motor down until the drive belt is just taut. Tighten the locking screw and then
the pivot screw.
4. Connect the stepper motor power cable to J9 on the MLB.
5. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
Select the Media Sensor (password Level 2)
You must select the correct Sensor Select setting for your printer application. See Select the
Media Sensor on page 56 to change the setting using the control panel. Refer to the
programming guide for your printer to change the setting using the programming commands.
Note • Changing the Sensor Select setting initiates an auto-calibration.
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Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor
This procedure is for installing the ribbon/printhead open sensor in the S4M printer. Read
these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
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‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ Metric and inch Feeler Gauges, must
include: 0.060 in. (1.5mm)
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Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor
Remove the Old Sensor
1. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
2. See Figure 83. Disconnect the sensor cable from the MLB (P4).
3. Remove the cable wires from the protective wrap.
Figure 83 • Disconnect the Ribbon/Head Open Sensor (S4M)
1
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
Main logic board (MLB)
MLB connector (P4)
Protective wrap
Access hole
4. See Figure 84. Remove the screw securing the ribbon/head open sensor assembly.
5. Pull the ribbon sensor cable and connector through the main frame.
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Figure 84 • Ribbon Sensor Removal and Installation
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2
3
1
2
3
Ribbon/Head open sensor assembly
Mounting screw
Access hole
Install the New Ribbon/Head Open Sensor Assembly
1. See Figure 84 and Figure 83. Route the sensor wires, with connector, through the access
hole in the printer mainframe.
2. Place the sensor cable wires back into the protective wrap.
3. Connect the media sensor cable to the main logic board at P4.
4. Install the ribbon/head open sensor to the mainframe with the new screw. Do not tighten it
at this time.
5. See Figure 85. Using a 0.060 ± 0.015 inch (1.5 mm) feeler gauge, check the distance
between the ribbon/head open sensor assembly and the printhead mechanism assembly.
Once this distance is achieved, tighten the mounting screw.
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Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor
Figure 85 • Gap Measurement between Print Mechanism and Sensor
0.060 in.(1.5 mm)
±0.015 in.
2
1
1
2
Gap
Mounting screw
Reinstall the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Install media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
5. After the Power-on Self Test (POST), unlatch the printhead mechanism. Look at the front
panel to ensure the error/alert LED flashes and the LCD displays ALERT HEAD OPEN.
6. Close the printhead.
Calibrate the Printer
Perform this procedure only if the thermal transfer option is installed.
1. Press MENU to enter the Setup Mode.
2. Press the right arrow ( ) until ADVANCED
SETUP 3 is displayed.
3. Press ENTER, the printer displays PASSWORD and the number 0000.
4. Enter the four-digit password for the password level displayed. The factory default
password for is 1234.
The left and right arrows change the selected digit position. The up and down arrows
change the value of the selected digit.
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Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor
5. After entering the password, press ENTER.
If you entered a valid password, additional parameters are displayed.
6. Press the right arrow ( ) until MEDIA/RIBBON CALIBRATE is displayed.
7. Press ENTER to start the calibration procedure.
The LOAD BACKING/REMOVE RIBBON prompt displays.
8. Open the printhead.
9. Remove approximately 8 in. (203 mm) of labels from the backing, and pull the media into
the printer so that only the backing is between the media sensors.
10. Remove the ribbon.
11. Close the printhead.
12. Press ENTER to continue.
CALIBRATING PLEASE WAIT displays.
The printer adjusts the scale (gain) of the signals that it receives from the media and
ribbon sensors based on the specific media and ribbon combination being used. On the
sensor profile, this corresponds to moving the peak of the graph up or down to optimize
the readings for your application.
When calibration is complete, RELOAD ALL displays.
13. Open the printhead and pull the media forward until a label is positioned under the media
sensor.
14. Reload the ribbon (if used) and close the printhead.
15. Press ENTER to continue.
The printer performs an auto-calibration. During this process, the printer checks the
readings for the media and ribbon based on the new scale established, determines the label
length, and determines the print mode. To see the new readings on the new scale, print a
sensor profile.
After the auto-calibration is complete, MEDIA/RIBBON CALIBRATE is displayed.
16. Press MENU.
SAVE CHANGES displays.
17. Press the up (
) or down arrows ( ) to select YES.
18. Press ENTER to permanently save the calibration and return to PRINTER READY.
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Reflective Media Sensor
Reflective Media Sensor
This procedure is for installing the reflective media sensor in the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Flat-blade Screwdriver Set
‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Wire Cutters
Note • Before starting, print a configuration label by pressing and holding CANCEL while
turning On (l) the printer.
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Remove the Electronics Cover
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and all data cables.
3. Open the media door and remove media and ribbon.
4. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
Remove the Old Media Sensor Assembly
1. See Figure 86. Disconnect the media sensor connector from the MLB (P7).
2. Remove the wires from the protective wrap and then feed the wires with the connector
through the access hole in the frame.
Figure 86 • Media Sensor Connection to MLB
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Main logic board (MLB)
MLB connector P7
Protective wrap
Access hole
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3. See Figure 87. Cut the cable tie securing the media sensor wires inside the wire way of the
platen roller housing.
4. Gently remove the latch cover.
Figure 87 • Media Sensor Removal
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4
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5
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Platen roller housing
Cable tie
Wireway
Media sensor holder tabs (2)
Media sensor assembly
Latch cover
5. Slide the media sensor carrier all the way out until it stops, and then gently press down on
the carrier and slide the carrier until it drops out of the platen housing.
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Install the New Media Sensor Assembly
1. See Figure 87 on page 189. Route the media sensor wires through the wireway in the
platen roller assembly and through the access hole in the printer frame. Reinstall the cable
tie previously cut in the wireway.
Note • Ensure the wire harness inside the platen roller housing wireway has no twists and
travels freely the entire route.
2. Align the media sensor carrier slots with the slides provided on the platen roller assembly
and slide the carrier part way in. Gently press down on the media sensor carrier and push
the carrier past the stop.
3. Release the carrier and push it back and forth to verify traveling its entire route on the
platen housing tracks. Reinstall the platen assembly latch cover.
4. Route the wires behind the ground strap from the printhead.
5. See Figure 86 on page 188. Insert the wires into the protective wrap.
6. Connect the media sensor to the main logic board (P7).
Reinstall the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect the AC Power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Take-Label Sensor
Take-Label Sensor
This procedure is for installing the take-label sensor board in the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure. Installing for the first time or
replacing the take-label sensor board requires the partial disassembly of the printer.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Material
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Control Panel
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. Disconnect the control panel ribbon cable from J2 on the main logic board (MLB).
4. If installed, remove the take-label sensor cable from J19 on the MLB and then remove it
from the conduit.
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Figure 88 • Remove and Install the Control Panel
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7
Main frame
Main logic board (MLB)
J19, Take-label sensor
Control panel cable
J2, control panel
Mounting screw
Split washer
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6
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7
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11
9
10
Star washer
Control panel
Tab
Cable access hole
Access hole
Conduit
5. Remove the mounting screw and washers securing the control panel.
6. Tip the top of the control panel away from the main frame enough to release the two tabs
inserted into the base and then pull it out of the base.
7. Carefully guide the control panel cable and the take-label sensor cable, if installed,
through their access holes.
8. Are you replacing a defective take-label sensor?
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Continue with Remove the Take-Label Sensor Board on page 193.
No
Go to Install the Take-Label Sensor Board on page 194.
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Remove the Take-Label Sensor Board
1. See Figure 89. Locate the take-label sensor board on the control panel.
2. Remove and discard the mounting screws and then lift the board out of the control panel
and discard it.
Figure 89 • Remove and Install the Take-Label Sensor
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Mounting screws (2)
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Install the Take-Label Sensor Board
1. See Figure 90. Align the take-label sensor board with the two guide posts and install it on
the posts, ensuring the posts are inserted in the board.
Figure 90 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board
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Take-label sensor board
Mounting screws (2)
Guide posts (2)
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Figure 91 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board on the Mounting Posts
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2
1
2
Mounting posts (2)
Screw holes (2)
2. Install the two mounting screws supplied in the kit.
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Reinstall the Control Panel
1. Tip the top of the control panel away from the main frame and insert the two tabs in the
mounting holes in the base.
Figure 92 • Install the Control Panel in the Base
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3
1
4
2
5
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
3
Base
Control panel
Notch
Tabs (2)
Access holes (2)
Slots (2)
2. See Figure 88 on page 192. Guide the control panel cable through the access hole in the
front of the main frame. Connect it to J2 on the MLB.
3. Guide the take-label sensor cable around and through the lower access hole in the main
frame.
4. Route the take-label sensor cable through the conduit and then connect it to J19 on the
MLB.
5. See Figure 92. Tip the top of the control panel toward the main frame ensuring the
take-label sensor cable is in the notch in the control panel and between the main frame and
the platen roller housing leg.
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6. See Figure 88 on page 192. Install the screw and washer to secure the control panel to the
main frame.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Drive System
This section provides replacement and installation procedures for the printer’s drive system.
Contents
Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Take-Up Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Supply Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Hanger Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stepper Motor and Gear/Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gears and Pulley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peel-Off/Tear-Off Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peel Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Static Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dancer Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outer Media Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Clutch
This procedure is for installing the Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch into the S4M printer. Read
these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
‰ Metric and inch Feeler Gauges, must
include: 0.020 (.508mm)
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Main Logic Board
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
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3. See Figure 93. Remove all cables from the main logic board (MLB).
Note • Take note of the location of all cables on the main logic board.
Figure 93 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections
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3
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4
10
5
7
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Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (J9)
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon sensor (P4)
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Transmissive sensor (P9)
Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion port (J17)
USB port (J14)
Serial port (J10)
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4. See Figure 94. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
frame of the printer.
5. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the back of the
printer.
Figure 94 • Remove the Main Logic Board
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5
3
2
1
2
3
4
Main logic board nut (1)
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board (MLB)
Serial port mounting studs (2)
6. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
7. Do you have a wireless option board installed?
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Then…
No
Go to Remove the Old Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch on page 204.
Yes
Continue to next step.
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Remove the Wireless Board
1. See Figure 95. Remove the two mounting screws securing the wireless board to the back
cover.
Figure 95 • Remove Wireless Board
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3
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4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
Mounting screws (2)
Mounting bracket
Bracket mounting screw
Wireless Option Board
Upper mounting standoff
Lower mounting standoff
2. Remove the upper mounting standoff.
3. Remove the lower mounting standoff.
4. Remove the wireless board and set it aside on the anti-static mat.
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Remove the Old Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch
1. See Figure 96. Remove the top mounting screw for the bracket and then loosen the bottom
screw.
2. Move the mounting bracket to gain access to the ribbon take-up spindle clutch gear.
Figure 96 • Move the Mounting Bracket
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1
2
3
4
2
3
4
Bracket
Intermediate gear
Mounting screw
Mark the outside of the compound gear.
3. Mark the compound gear with a marker so you will know the proper position of the gear.
4. Remove the compound gear mounting screw.
5. Remove the compound gear.
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6. See Figure 97. Loosen the two set screws on the ribbon take-up spindle collar and slide the
collar off of the shaft.
7. Remove the plastic thrust washer, bearing, and clutch gear assembly from the shaft of the
ribbon take-up spindle assembly.
Figure 97 • Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly/Disassembly
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4
Compound gear mounting screw
Compound gear
Collar
Clearance—0.020 in. (0.508 mm)
Thrust washer
Clutch gear w/spring
Washer
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Install the New Clutch Assembly
1. See Figure 97. Slide the clutch gear assembly, bearing, plastic thrust washer, and collar
onto the end of the ribbon take-up spindle assembly shaft. Ensure the clutch assembly gear
meshes with the compound gear.
2. Place a 0.020 in. (0.508 mm) feeler gauge between the thrust washer and the collar. From
the media side, push in on the ribbon take-up spindle. Tighten the two set screws in the
collar and ensure the ribbon take-up spindle turns freely.
Reinstall the Compound Gear
1. See Figure 97 on page 205. Reinstall the compound gear with your mark facing out.
2. See Figure 96 on page 204. Align the mounting bracket with the mounting hole and then
reinstall the top mounting screw.
3. Tighten the bottom mounting screw.
4. Do you have a wireless option card?
If…
Then…
No
Continue to Reinstall the MLB.
Yes
See Figure 95 on page 203. Reinstall the wireless option board.
Reinstall the MLB
1. See Figure 94 on page 202. Reinstall the MLB.
2. See Figure 93 on page 201. Reconnect all cables to the MLB.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Ribbon Take-Up Spindle
This procedure is for installing the Ribbon Take-Up Spindle into the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
‰ Metric and inch Feeler Gauges, must
include: 0.020 (0.508mm)
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Main Logic Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 98. Remove all cables from the main logic board (MLB).
Note • Take note of the location of all connectors on the main logic board.
Figure 98 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections
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2
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11
4
10
5
7
F6
LF 1A
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9
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Printhead data (J3)
Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (J9)
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon sensor (P4)
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10
11
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Transmissive sensor (P9)
Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion port (J17)
USB port (J14)
Serial port (J10)
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4. See Figure 99. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
frame of the printer.
5. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the back of the
printer.
Figure 99 • Remove the Main Logic Board
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5 4
3
1
2
3
4
5
2
Main logic board nut (1)
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board (MLB)
Lock washers (2)
Serial port mounting studs (2)
6. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
7. Do you have a wireless option board installed?
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Then…
No
Go to step 3 on page 211.
Yes
Continue to Remove the Wireless Option Board on page 210
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Remove the Wireless Option Board
1. See Figure 100. Remove the two mounting screws securing the wireless board to the back
cover.
Figure 100 • Remove Wireless Board
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1
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
Mounting screws (2)
Mounting bracket
Wireless option board
Upper mounting standoff
Lower mounting standoff
2. Remove the upper mounting standoff.
3. Remove the lower mounting standoff.
4. Remove the wireless board and set it aside on the anti-static mat.
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Remove the Old Ribbon Take-up Spindle Assembly
1. See Figure 101. Remove the top mounting screw for the bracket and then loosen the
bottom screw.
2. Move the mounting bracket to gain access to the ribbon take-up spindle clutch gear.
Figure 101 • Move the Mounting Bracket
1
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
Bracket
Intermediate gear
Mounting screw
Mark the outside of the compound gear.
3. Mark the compound gear with a marker so you will know the proper position of the gear.
4. Remove the compound gear mounting screw.
5. Remove the compound gear.
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6. See Figure 103. Loosen the two set screws on the ribbon take-up spindle collar and slide
the collar off of the shaft.
7. Remove the plastic thrust washer, bearing, and clutch gear assembly from the shaft of the
ribbon take-up spindle assembly.
Figure 102 • Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly/Disassembly
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7
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2
3
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5
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Compound gear mounting screw
Compound gear
Collar
Clearance—0.020 in. (0.508 mm)
Thrust washer
Clutch gear w/spring
Washer
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8. See Figure 103. From the media side, remove the ribbon take-up spindle assembly and
washer by sliding it out of the printer.
Figure 103 • Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly/Disassembly
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2
3
7
6
4
1
Collar
5
2
3
4
Thrust washer
S4M clutch gear
Washer
6
7
5
Ribbon take-up
spindle assembly
Washer
Clearance—0.020 in.
(0.508 mm)
Install the New Ribbon Take-Up Spindle Assembly
1. See Figure 103 on page 213. Slide the washer removed previously onto the ribbon take-up
spindle assembly shaft.
2. On the media side, slide the ribbon take spindle shaft through the hole in the main frame.
3. On the electronics side, place the washer, gear clutch assembly, plastic thrust washer, and
collar onto the end of the ribbon take-up assembly shaft. Ensure the gear clutch assembly
gear meshes with the other compound gear.
4. Place a 0.020 in. (0.508 mm) feeler gauge between the thrust washer and the collar. From
the media side, push in on the ribbon take-up spindle. Tighten the two screws in the collar
and ensure the ribbon take-up spindle turns freely.
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Complete the Installation
1. Did you remove a wireless option board?
If…
Then…
No
Continue to Install the MLB.
Yes
a.
b.
See Figure 100 on page 210. Reinstall the wireless option board.
Continue to Install the MLB.
Install the MLB
1. See Figure 101 on page 211. Align the mounting bracket with the mounting hole and then
reinstall the top mounting screw.
2. Tighten the bottom mounting screw.
3. See Figure 99 on page 209. Reinstall the MLB.
4. See Figure 98 on page 208. Reconnect all cables to the MLB.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Ribbon Supply Spindle
This procedure is for installing the ribbon supply spindle into the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
‰ Standard Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set ‰ 01773 Spindle Torque Adjustment Kit
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
‰ 77593 Remove Tool
‰ Standard Open-End Wrench Set
‰ 77620 (Qty = 2) Washer
‰ Metric Open-End Wrench Set
‰ 77598 Nut
‰ Standard Nutdriver Set
‰ 77594 Screw M4 x 0.70 x 60 mm
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
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Remove the Old Ribbon Supply Spindle
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
2. See Figure 105. Remove the stepper motor locking screw and the stepper motor pivot
screw.
3.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Figure 104 • Disconnect the Stepper Motor
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Figure 105 • Stepper Motor Removal and Installation
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4
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Intermediate gear
Pivot screw
Belt
Locking screw
Pivot plate
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4. See Figure 106. Remove the ribbon supply spindle mounting screw and washer.
Figure 106 • Remove the Ribbon Supply Spindle Mounting Screw
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2
1
2
Ribbon spindle mounting screw
Ribbon spindle mounting washer
5. Push the spindle out of the main frame.
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6. See Figure 107. Slide the spindle remove tool over the ribbon supply spindle on the
printer.
7. Install the screw into the end of the spindle assembly until it bottoms out.
8. Slide the washer over the end of the screw until it is against the remove tool.
9. Install the nut until it rests against the washer.
Figure 107 • Using the Remove Tool
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2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
5
Spindle assembly
Spindle remove tool
Washer
Screw
Nut
10. While holding the remove tool and using the nut driver, turn the nut clockwise to remove
the ribbon supply spindle from the printer.
11. Remove the nut, washer, and screw from the spindle.
12. Slide the remove tool from the spindle.
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Install the New Ribbon Supply Spindle Assembly
1. See Figure 108. Place a small amount of grease on the tolerance rings of the ribbon supply
spindle shaft.
Figure 108 • Lubrication
Put grease here.
2. See Figure 109. Install the thin washer onto the spindle shaft.
Figure 109 • Install the Thin Washer
1
2
1
2
Thin washer
Ribbon supply spindle shaft
3. See Figure 107 on page 219. Slide the remove tool onto the new spindle assembly, then
gently push the ribbon supply spindle assembly into the printer main frame.
Note • In step 3, do not use force or pound on the ribbon supply spindle or the remove
tool.
4. See Figure 110. Install the tool screw into the spindle shaft until it bottoms out.
5. Slide the washer over the end of the screw until it is against the main frame.
6. Install the nut until it rests against the washer.
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Figure 110 • Spindle Installation
1
2
1
2
Nut
Screw
7. While holding the remove tool, turn the nut clockwise to draw the ribbon supply spindle
into the printer. Once the spindle is in the printer, turn the spindle nut ½ turn
counterclockwise and remove the screw, nut, and washer.
8. Reinstall the spindle mounting screw and washer previously removed.
9. See Figure 105 on page 217. Reinstall the intermediate gear, ensuring the gears mesh
properly.
10. Loosely reinstall the stepper motor using the pivot screw, locking screw, and adjustment
nut.
Note • The belt should have some deviation, but no more than ¼ inch.
11. While lifting up on the stepper motor, reinstall the drive belt. Release the stepper motor to
provide tension on the belt.
12. Ensure the belt tension is correct and tighten the locking screw to secure the motor.
13. Tighten the pivot screw.
14. See Figure 104 on page 216. Reconnect the stepper motor cable to J9 on the MLB.
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15. Set the tension on the ribbon supply spindle to either the high or low setting depending on
the width of the ribbon.
Note • If your ribbon is wide, use the high tension setting. If you experience ribbon
slippage, use the low tension setting.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Hanger Assembly
Media Hanger Assembly
This procedure is for installing the media hanger assembly into the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Main Logic Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. Open the media door and remove the media and ribbon
4. See Figure 111. On the electronics side, disconnect all cables from the main logic board.
Note • Take note of the orientation of all cables on the main logic board.
Figure 111 • Disconnect the Main Logic Board Connections
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Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (J9)
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5
6
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon sensor/head open (P4)
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Transmissive sensor (P9)
Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion port
(J17)
USB port (J14)
Serial port (J10)
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5. See Figure 112. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
back of the printer.
6. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the printer.
Figure 112 • Remove the Main Logic Board
1
5 4
2
3
1
2
3
4
4
Main logic board nut
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board (MLB)
Lock washers (2)
Serial port mounting studs (2)
7. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
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8. See Figure 113. Remove the four hanger mounting screws and then remove the hanger
from the printer.
Figure 113 • Remove/Install the Hanger Assembly
1
1
2
1
2
Hanger assembly mounting screws (4)
Hanger assembly
Install the New Hanger Assembly Kit
1. See Figure 113. Install the new hanger assembly using the four mounting screws removed
previously.
2. See Figure 112 on page 225. Install the main logic board in the printer using the six
mounting screws and one nut removed previously.
3. Reinstall the two studs and washers securing the serial port.
4. See Figure 111 on page 224. Reconnect all the cables previously disconnected from the
main logic board. Visually inspect and ensure the cables are in their proper location and
seated in the connectors.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect the AC Power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Stepper Motor and Gear/Pulley
This procedure is for installing the stepper motor and gear/pulley in the S4M printer. Read
these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Old Stepper Motor
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 114. Locate the stepper motor and drive belt.
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Figure 114 • Locate Drive System Components
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6
1
2
3
4
5
6
3
2
5
4
MLB J9
Stepper motor
Drive belt
Platen pulley
Locking screw
Pivot screw
4. Disconnect the stepper motor cable from the main logic board (MLB), J9.
5. Remove the locking screw and nut.
6. Remove the pivot screw and then remove the stepper motor.
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Install the New Stepper Motor and Gear
1. See Figure 114 on page 228. Install the stepper motor by sliding the gear/pulley through
the drive belt. Secure in position with the pivot screw, but do not tighten at this time.
2. Reinstall the locking screw and nut, but do not tighten at this time
Note • Belt should deflect under finger pressure but no more than ¼ inch (6 mm).
3. Rotate the motor down until the drive belt is just taut. Tighten the locking screw and then
the pivot screw.
4. Connect the stepper motor power cable to J9 on the MLB.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Gears and Pulley
Gears and Pulley
This procedure is for installing the drive system maintenance kit into the S4M printer. Read
these instructions thoroughly before attempting to perform this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
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‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Main Logic Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 115. Remove all cables from the main logic board (MLB).
Note • Take note of the location of all cables on the main logic board.
Figure 115 • Remove the Main Logic Board Cables
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12
3
6
11
2
4
10
5
7
LF 1A
F6
9
1
2
3
4
Printhead data (J3)
Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (J9)
7
8
9
10
5
6
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon Sensor/Head Open
(P4)
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12
8
Transmissive sensor (P9)
Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion
Port (J17)
USB port (J14)
Serial port (J10)
4. See Figure 116. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
frame of the printer.
5. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the back of the
printer.
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Figure 116 • Remove the Main Logic Board
1
5
4
3
1
2
3
4
5
2
Main logic board nut (1)
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board (MLB)
Serial port mounting studs (2)
Lock washers (2)
6. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
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Remove the Drive Belt
1. See Figure 117. Locate the stepper motor and drive belt.
Figure 117 • Locate Drive System Components
1
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
Compound gear
Mounting screw
Intermediate gear
Set screws (2)
Compound pulley
6
7
8
9
2
3
4
5
7 6
Drive belt
Locking screw
Stepper motor
Pivot screw
2. Loosen the pivot screw and locking screw, then remove the stepper motor and remove the
drive belt.
Note • The compound pulley has two drive wheels that allow for 200 or 300 dpi
operation. Note the location and orientation of the drive belt on the pulley before
removing.
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Remove the Stepper Motor, Pulley, and Gears
1. Remove the locking screw and nut.
2. Remove the pivot screw and then remove the stepper motor and set it aside.
3. Remove the intermediate gear.
4. Remove the compound gear mounting screw.
5. Loosen the two set screws and remove the platen roller pulley. Note the orientation of the
pulley.
Install the New Gears and Compound Pulley
1. See Figure 118. What is the dpi for your printer?
If…
Then…
200 dpi Install the set screws as shown for 200 dpi.
300 dpi Install the set screws as shown for 300 dpi.
Figure 118 • Select the Orientation of the Compound Pulley and Set Screws
200 dpi
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2. See Figure 119. Slide the pulley onto the platen pulley shaft in the proper orientation and
align the set screws with the flat spots on the platen roller shaft.
Figure 119 • Align Flat Spots on the Shaft
1
2
2
1
2
Set screws (2)
Platen roller shaft flat spots
3. See Figure 117. Leave approximately 1/32 in. (0.80 mm) from the main frame and tighten
the set screws.
4. Install the intermediate gear, stepper motor, and drive belt. Secure in position with the
pivot screw, do not tighten at this time.
5. Reinstall the locking screw and nut, do not tighten at this time.
Note • The belt should deflect under finger pressure but no more than ¼ inch (6 mm).
6. Rotate the motor down until the drive belt is just taut. Tighten the locking screw and then
the pivot screw.
Caution • Do not over tighten the belt, damage to the bearings and platen roller will
occur.
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7. See Figure 120. Select the proper orientation for the compound gear, 200 or 300 dpi.
Figure 120 • Select the Proper Compound Gear Position
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ID
E
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OU
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2
OU
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PI
THIS
SI
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For 200 dpi, face this side out
For 300 dpi, face this side out
8. Install the compound gear and slightly tighten the mounting screw. Ensure all gears mesh
together and then tighten the mounting screw.
Reinstall the MLB
1. See Figure 116 on page 232. Reinstall the MLB.
2. See Figure 115 on page 231. Reconnect all cables to the MLB.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Peel-Off/Tear-Off Bar
This procedure is for installing the peel-off/tear-off bar in the printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ 2.5 mm Hex Key (Supplied)
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Remove the Front Cover
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and remove the AC power cord and data cables.
2. Open the media door and remove the media and ribbon.
3. See Figure 121. Carefully remove the latch cover.
4. Using a small flat-blade screwdriver, pry the front cover off.
Figure 121 • Remove the Latch and Front Covers
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Replace the Peel-Off/Tear-Off Bar
1. Remove the two peel-off/tear-off bar mounting screws.
Figure 122 • Remove and Install the Peel-Off/Tear-Off Bar
1
2
1
2
3
3
Peel-off/tear-off bar
Peel-off/tear-off bar mounting screws (2)
Rest the bumps on the housing here
2. Lift the peel-off/tear-off bar out of the platen housing.
3. Install the new peel-off/tear-off bar into the platen housing. Do not tighten the mounting
screws at this time.
Note • You may find it is easier to insert the left side first.
4. Lift the peel-off/tear-off bar up slightly. Push the peel-off/tear-off bar back against the
horizontal mounting bar of the platen housing and then back down until the bumps are
resting on the mounting bar.
5. Tighten the mounting screws while keeping pressure down on the peel-off/tear-off bar.
6. See Figure 121 on page 238. Reinstall the front cover.
7. Reinstall the latch cover.
8. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
9. Reconnect the AC power cord and apply power.
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Peel Option
This procedure is for installing the peel option into the S4M printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
‰ Flat-Blade Screwdriver Set
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Remove the Front Cover
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and remove the AC power cord and data cables.
2. Open the media door and remove the media and ribbon.
3. See Figure 123. Carefully remove the latch cover.
4. Using a small flat-blade screwdriver, pry the front cover off.
Figure 123 • Remove the Latch and Front Covers
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3
1
2
3
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Latch cover
Front cover
Use flat-blade screwdriver here
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5. Reinstall the latch cover.
6. Do you have an existing peel option?
If…
Then…
No
Continue to next step.
Yes
Go to Remove the Peel Assembly on page 243.
Remove the Tear Bar
1. See Figure 124. Remove the two tear bar mounting screws.
Figure 124 • Remove the Tear Bar
1
2
1
2
Tear bar
Mounting screws (2)
2. Remove the tear bar.
3. Go to Install the Peel Assembly on page 244.
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Remove the Peel Assembly
1. See Figure 125. Remove the two mounting screws and then remove the peel assembly.
Figure 125 • Remove Old Peel Assembly
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2
1
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Mounting screws (2)
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Install the Peel Assembly
1. See Figure 126. Using the hex key (Allen wrench) supplied, install the two mounting
screws from the kit into the tear bar mounting screw holes. Tighten them to within 1/8 in.
of the platen housing.
Figure 126 • Install Peel Assembly
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4
1
2
5
6
1
2
3
4
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Mounting slots (2)
Mounting screws (2)
Platen housing
Rest pems on housing here
Peel lever
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2. See Figure 127. Notice the pems and the mounting slots.
Figure 127 • Rear View of Peel Assembly
1
2
1
2
Mounting slots (2)
Pems (2)
3. See Figure 126 on page 244. Install the peel assembly with the pems to the rear and the
opening in the mounting slot to the top.
a.
Insert the mounting slot opening over the two screws and lift up on the assembly.
b. Now push the assembly back against the vertical surface of the platen housing then
down, so that the pems are resting on the horizontal surface of the platen housing.
4. Maintain a slight pressure downward on the peel assembly to keep the pems on the
horizontal surface, and tighten the mounting screws.
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Install the New Front Cover
1. See Figure 128. Insert the front cover mounting tabs through the mounting holes in the
base.
2. Install the two rivets though the two tabs and into the base mounting holes.
Figure 128 • Install the Front Cover
3
4
2
1
1
2
3
4
Front cover
Plastic rivets (2_
Rivet open
Rivet closed
3. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
4. Reinstall the AC power cord and data cables.
5. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Select the Peel Mode
1. Press MENU to enter the Setup Mode.
2. Use the left or right arrow to scroll through the parameters until REMOVAL is displayed.
3. Use the up or down arrow until PEEL is displayed.
4. Press MENU.
The printer displays SAVE CHANGES and activates the ENTER button.
5. Press ENTER.
The printer saves changes and exits Setup mode
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Static Brush
This procedure is for installing the static brush assembly in the printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
• S4M User CD
• S4M User Guide
• S4M Quick Reference Guide
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Old Static Brush Assembly
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord.
2. Open the media cover and remove all media and ribbon.
3. See Figure 129. Remove the two mounting screws securing the brush assembly.
4. Remove the brush assembly from the printer.
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Static Brush
Figure 129 • Remove and Install the Static Brush Assembly (S4M)
1
2
1
2
Mounting screws (2)
Static brush assembly
Install the New Static Brush Assembly
1. See Figure 129. Secure the new static brush assembly to the printer frame with two
mounting screws.
2. Reinstall the ribbon and media and close the media cover.
3. Reconnect the AC power cord, data cables and turn On (l) the printer.
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Dancer Assembly
This procedure is for installing the dancer assembly in the printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Long Needle Nose Pliers
‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Flat-Blade Screwdriver Set
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Dancer Assembly
Remove the Old Dancer Assembly
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the power cord and all data cables.
2. See Figure 130. Open the media door and remove the media and ribbon.
Figure 130 • Open the Media Door
1
2
1
2
Media door
Dancer assembly
3. See Figure 131. Relieve the spring tension from the dancer assembly by using a long
needle nose pliers to move the torsion spring leg off the printer post.
4.
Caution • Wear protective eyewear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
Remove the E-ring, then slide off the bearings, the dancer, and the torsion spring.
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Dancer Assembly
Figure 131 • Dancer Assembly
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Torsion spring
Dancer
E-ring
Flanged bearing (2)
Printer post
Dancer tab
Install the New Dancer Assembly
1. See Figure 131. Install the new torsion spring, the first bearing, the dancer, the second
bearing, and finally the E-ring.
2. Place the dancer assembly torsion spring back to its operating position against the printer
post and dancer tab. Ensure there is tension on the dancer assembly.
3. Reinstall media and ribbon, and then close the media door.
4. Reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
5. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Outer Media Guide
This procedure is for installing the outer media guide in the printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before installing this kit.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver, Stubby
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Remove the Outer Media Guide
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord.
2. Open the media side cover and remove all media and ribbon from the printer.
3.
Caution • Wear protective eye wear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
See Figure 132 and Figure 133. Remove the thumb nut or screw, washer, and spring.
4. Lift the outer media guide out of the platen housing.
Figure 132 • Remove the Old Outer Media Guide
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Install the Outer Media Guide
1. See Figure 133. Place the new outer media guide in the platen assembly.
2. Install the spring and washer on the outer media guide screw.
Figure 133 • Install the New Outer Media Guide
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4
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3
4
Outer media guide
Washer
Compression spring
Screw
3. Install the outer media guide thumbnut or screw, spring, and washer to secure the outer
media guide.
4. Reinstall the media and ribbon and close the media door.
5. Reconnect the AC power cord.
6. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Roller System
This section provides replacement and installation procedures for the S4M roller system.
Contents
Platen Roller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Pinch Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
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Platen Roller
This kit includes the parts and documentation necessary to install the Platen Roller
Maintenance Kit into the following printers: Z Series® (S4M™. Read these instructions
thoroughly before installing this kit.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Needle Nose Pliers
‰ Flat-blade Screwdriver Set
‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
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Remove the Platen Roller Pulley and Belt
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 134. Loosen the stepper motor locking screw and pivot screw. Remove the
drive belt from the stepper motor.
Figure 134 • Stepper Motor Pivot Screw and Locking Screw
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Stepper motor
Pivot screw
Belt
Platen pulley
Platen pulley set screws (2)
Locking screw
4. Pivot up the stepper motor and remove the drive belt.
Note • Make a note of the orientation of the platen pulley and around which section of the
platen pulley the belt is installed.
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5. Loosen the two set screws on the platen pulley.
6. Remove the pulley and belt from the platen roller shaft.
7. Do you have a peel printer?
If…
Then…
No
Go to Remove the Front Cover on page 261.
Yes
Continue to Remove the Peel Assembly.
Remove the Peel Assembly
1. See Figure 135. Remove the two mounting screws and remove the peel assembly.
Figure 135 • Remove Old Peel Assembly
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2
1
2
Peel assembly
Mounting screws (2)
2. Go to Remove the Platen Roller on page 263.
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Remove the Front Cover
Figure 136 • Remove the Lower Front Cover
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Lower front cover
Tabs (2)
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Remove the Tear Bar
1. Remove the two mounting screws securing the tear bar, and then remove it.
2. Note the orientation and location of the tear bar; there are several incorrect ways to
reinstall the tear bar. Using a marker, label the appropriate areas with Up and Out.
Figure 137 • Remove the Tear Bar and Latch Cover
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Remove the Platen Roller
1.
Caution • Wear protective eye wear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
See Figure 138. Using two flatblade screwdrivers or a pair of needle-nose pliers, squeeze
and push up on the barbed legs of the outboard spring clip to disengage it from the platen
housing.
Note • The inner spring clip does not have to be removed to remove the platen roller and
bearings.
Figure 138 • Spring Clip Removal
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2
3
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2
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3
Clip
Cut-out
Barbed legs (2)
2. Locate the circular cut-out on the top of the outer spring clip, insert a screwdriver, gently
pry up and remove the clip.
Note • If needed, loosen the inboard clip using the same procedure.
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3. See Figure 139. Remove and discard the platen roller and bearings.
Figure 139 • Remove the Platen Roller and Bearings
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Outboard clip
Wave washer
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Install the Platen Roller
1.
Caution • Wear protective eye wear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
See Figure 139 on page 264. If removed insert a new spring clip part way in the inboard
platen housing.
Note • The flat side of the bearing must face up.
2. Install the inboard bearing on the inboard platen shaft.
3. Insert the platen shaft through the inboard clip.
a.
Start the new inboard bearing into the clip.
b. Work the inboard bearing back and forth until the bearing is up against the clip.
c.
The round side of the bearing goes down into the housing.
4. Once the inboard bearing is fully against the clip, angle up the outboard end of the platen
just enough to slide on the wave washer and outboard bearing. Seat the platen roller and
bearings in the platen housing.
5. Verify that the bearings are seated in the housing with the flat side up.
6. Position the outer clip straight over the circular part of the outboard bearing.
7. With a pair of pliers or other small tool, lightly tap in a downward motion on the spring
clips until they completely seat (snap) into the housing.
8. Does your printer have a tear bar?
If…
Then…
No
Continue to step 9.
Yes
a. See Figure 137 on page 262. Reinstall the tear bar.
b. See Figure 136 on page 261 and Figure 137 on page 262. Reinstall the
lower front cover and latch cover.
c. Continue to step 9.
9. Orient the compound pulley belt in the correct pulley position as noted in step 4 on
page 259 and then reinstall the belt around the original pulley.
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Figure 140 • Select the Orientation of the Compound Pulley
200 dpi
300 dpi
10. See Figure 141. Slide the pulley onto the platen pulley shaft in the proper orientation and
align the set screws with the flat spots on the platen roller shaft.
Figure 141 • Align Flat Spots on the Shaft
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2
1
2
Set screws (2)
Platen roller shaft flat spots
11. Leave approximately 1/32 in. (0.80 mm) from the main frame and tighten the set screws.
12.
Caution • Do not over tighten the drive belt, or damage to the bearings and platen
roller will occur. The belt should deflect under finger pressure but no more than ¼ inch
(6 mm).
Rotate the motor down until the drive belt is just taut. Tighten the locking screw and then
the pivot screw.
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Reinstall the Peel Assembly
1. See Figure 142. Install the two mounting screws, using a hex key into the tear bar
mounting screw holes. Tighten them to within 1/8 in. of the platen housing.
Figure 142 • Install Peel Assembly
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Mounting slots (2)
Mounting screws (2)
Platen housing
Rest Pems on housing here.
Peel lever
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2. See Figure 143. Notice the pems and the mounting slots.
Figure 143 • Rear View of Peel Assembly
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2
1
2
Mounting slots (2)
Pems (2)
1
3. See Figure 142 on page 267. Install the peel assembly with the pems to the rear and the
opening in the mounting slot to the top.
a.
Insert the mounting slot opening over the two screws and lift up on the assembly.
b. Now push the assembly back against the vertical surface of the platen housing then
down, so that the pems are resting on the horizontal surface of the platen housing.
4. Keep a slight pressure downward on the peel assembly, to keep the pems on the horizontal
surface, and tighten the mounting screws.
5. Reinstall the latch cover.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Pinch Roller
This kit includes the parts and documentation necessary to install the pinch roller into the
printer. Read these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
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‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Awl
‰ Metric Hex Key (Allen Wrench) Set
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Remove the Pinch Roller
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and all data cables.
2. Open the media door and remove media and ribbon from the printer.
3. See Figure 145. Lower the pinch roller holder assembly to the open position.
4.
Caution • Wear protective eyewear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
See Figure 144. Using a small flat blade screwdriver or an awl, remove and discard the
two E-rings.
Note • If you have trouble reaching the E-rings and have a peel assembly installed, you
may have to remove it to access the E-rings. See Figure 145. Loosen the two mounting
screws, and then remove the peel assembly from the printer.
5. Remove and discard the bearings and old pinch roller.
Figure 144 • Removing and Installing E-rings and Bearings
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Pinch roller
Groove for E-rings (2)
Pinch roller mounting holes (2)
Pinch roller holder assembly
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Install the Pinch Roller
1. See Figure 144. Install the new pinch roller in the notches in the pinch roller holder
assembly.
2. Install the two new bearings on the shaft of the pinch roller, flange facing out, as shown.
3. Install two new E-rings in the grooves on the roller shaft.
4. See Figure 145. If you had to remove the peel assembly, reinstall it using the two screws
previously removed. Ensure the assembly is firmly seated. Apply downward pressure on
the peel assembly as you tighten the two screws.
5. Raise the pinch roller assembly to the closed position. Ensure the pinch roller holder
assembly snaps into position and exerts force on the platen roller.
Figure 145 • Installing the Pinch Roller Assembly
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1
3
4
3
1
2
3
4
Peel assembly
Mounting screws (2)
Mounting holes (2)
Pinch roller
6. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
7. Reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
8. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Printed Circuit Boards
This section provides replacement and installation procedures for the various printed circuit
boards and power systems in the S4M printer.
Contents
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Logic Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mail Logic Board Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Real Time Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booster Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10/100 Internal ZebraNet PrintServer II, Wireless Print Server, Parallel Port,
and No Comm Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Control Panel
This procedure is for installing the control panel in the S4M printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Old Control Panel
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. Disconnect the control panel ribbon cable from J2 on the main logic board (MLB).
4. If installed, remove the take-label sensor cable from J19 on the MLB and then remove it
from the conduit.
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Figure 146 • Remove and Install the Control Panel
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2
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3
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3
4
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6
7
Main frame
Main logic board (MLB)
J19
Control panel cable
J2
Mounting screw
Split washer
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11
12
13
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6
8
7
11
9
10
12
Star washer
Control panel
Tab
Cable access hole
Access hole
Conduit
5. Remove the mounting screw and washers securing the control panel.
6. Tip the top of the control panel away from the main frame enough to release the two tabs
inserted into the base and then pull it out of the base.
7. Carefully guide the control panel cable and the take-label sensor cable, if installed,
through their access holes.
8. Is there a take-label sensor board in the old control panel?
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Then…
No
Go to Install the New Control Panel on page 279.
Yes
Continue with Remove the Take-Label Sensor Board on page 276.
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Remove the Take-Label Sensor Board
1. See Figure 147. Locate the take-label sensor board on the control panel.
2. Remove the mounting screws and then lift the board out of the control panel.
Figure 147 • Remove and Install the Take-Label Sensor Board
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Install the Take-Label Sensor Board
1. See Figure 148. Align the take-label sensor board with the two guide posts and install it on
the posts, ensuring the posts are inserted in the board.
Figure 148 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board
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4
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Take-label sensor board
Mounting screws (2)
Guide posts (2)
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Figure 149 • Install the Take-Label Sensor Board on the Mounting Posts
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2
1
2
Posts (2)
Screw holes (2)
2. See Figure 148 on page 277. Reinstall the two mounting screws.
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Install the New Control Panel
1. Tip the top of the control panel away from the main frame and insert the two tabs in the
mounting holes in the base.
Figure 150 • Install the Control Panel in the Base
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3
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4
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5
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
3
Base
Control panel
Notch
Tabs (2)
Access holes (2)
Slots (2)
2. See Figure 146 on page 275. Guide the control panel cable through the access hole in the
front of the main frame. Connect it to J2 on the MLB.
3. Do you have a take-label sensor?
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Then…
No
Continue to step 4.
Yes
a.
Guide the take-label sensor cable around and through the lower access hole
in the main frame.
b. Route the take-label sensor cable through the conduit and then connect it to
J19 on the MLB. Continue to step 4.
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4. See Figure 150. Tip the top of the control panel toward the main frame and ensure that the
take-label sensor, if installed, cable is in the notch in the control panel and between the
main frame and the platen roller housing leg.
5. See Figure 146 on page 275. Reinstall the screw and washers to secure the control panel to
the main frame.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Main Logic Board
This procedure is for installing the main logic board in the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before attempting this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Standard Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Old Main Logic Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 151. Remove all cables from the main logic board.
Note • Take note of the location of all connectors on the main logic board.
Figure 151 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections
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Printhead data (J3)
Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (j9)
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10
5
6
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon sensor, head open
sensor (P4)
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Transmissive sensor (P9)
Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion
port (J17)
USB port (J14)
Serial port (J10)
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4. See Figure 152. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
frame of the printer.
5. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the back of the
printer.
Figure 152 • Remove the Main Logic Board
1
5
4
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
Main Logic Board Nut (1)
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board (MLB)
Lock washers (2)
Serial port mounting studs (2)
6. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
Install the New Main Logic Board
1. Remove the new main logic board assembly from its packaging.
2. See Figure 152. Install the new main logic board in the printer using the screws, nut, and
studs and washers previously removed.
3. See Figure 151. Reconnect all the cables previously removed from the main logic board.
Visually inspect and ensure the cables are in their proper location and seated in the
connectors.
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Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Press the up arrow (
) while turning On (l) the printer.
5. After the Power-On Self Test (POST) is completed, press MENU.
6. Press the right arrow ( ) until DIRECT THERMAL is displayed.
7. What type of S4M printer do you have?
If you have…
Then…
Direct Thermal
Press the up or down arrows (
Thermal Transfer Press up or down arrows (
or
or
) until NO is displayed.
) until YES is displayed.
8. Press MENU to exit.
9. Turn off the printer.
10. Press and hold CANCEL while turning On (l) the printer. A configuration label will print
after the Power-On Self Test (POST) is completed.
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Replace the Main Logic Board (MLB) Fuse
Mail Logic Board Fuse
This procedure is for installing a replacement main logic board (MLB) fuse in the S4M printer.
Read these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
1. Disconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
2.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
3. See RRP No. 1 on page 122. Remove the electronics cover.
4. See Figure 153. Using a needle nose pliers, locate and carefully remove the fuse (F6) from
the MLB.
Figure 153 • Locate and Remove the MLB Fuse
F6
Fuse 1A 125V
LF 1A
F6
5. Install the new fuse.
6. See RRP No. 2 on page 124. Reinstall the electronic cover.
7. Reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
8. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Real Time Clock
This procedure is for installing the Real Time Clock (RTC) option board in the S4M printer.
Read these instructions thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Material
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Needle Nose Pliers
‰ Safety Goggles
‰ Wire Cutters
1. Are you replacing a defective RTC option board?
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Go to Install the RTC Option Board on page 289.
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Remove the RTC Option Board
1. See Figure 154. Locate the RTC option board.
Figure 154 • Locate the RTC Option Board
1
1
2
2
RTC option board
Main logic board (MLB)
2. Are you installing the RTC option board for the first time?
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Go to Install the RTC Option Board on page 289.
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Continue to step 3.
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3.
Caution • Wear protective eye wear when installing or removing E-rings, C-clips, snap
rings, springs, and mounting buttons. These are under tension and could fly off.
See Figure 155. To remove the standoffs, use a needle nose pliers to pull out the pins in
each of the standoffs and then pull the body of each to remove them from the MLB and the
RTC board.
Figure 155 • Remove and Install the Spacers and Standoffs
Open
4
Closed
3
1
5
Pull
8
Standoff
2
6
7
+
9
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2
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RTC option board
Main logic board (MLB)
Standoffs (2)
Pins (2)
Standoff body (2)
Spacers (2)
Locking tabs (2)
Battery
J1 on RTC board
4. Squeeze the spacer locking tab with the needle nose pliers while lifting the board slightly,
and then do the same to the other spacer to remove the RTC option board.
5. Continue to step 3 of Install the RTC Option Board on page 289.
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Install the RTC Option Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See Figure 156. First time installation only: Install the plastic spacers into the left two
holes in the MLB.
Figure 156 • Install the Spacers
2
1
Install the spacers here.
1
2
Main logic board (MLB)
Spacers (2)
3. See Figure 155 and Figure 157. Install the RTC option board on to the spacers, J1 of the
RTC board facing J5 on the MLB; push down until they lock.
Figure 157 • Install the RTC Option Board
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5
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J1 RTC board
J5 MLB
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4. See Figure 155 on page 288. Ensure the pin is pulled out of the standoff and then insert the
standoff, spring up, through one of the holes on the right side of the RTC board and into
the MLB until it snaps in place.
5. Push the pin in as far as possible to lock the standoff.
6. Repeat step 4 and step 5 for the other standoff.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Press and hold CANCEL while turning On (l) the printer.
A configuration label prints. (See Figure 158.)
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5. See Figure 158. Check the configuration label to verify the RTC board was recognized. If
it is not recognized, the circled display will not be visible.
Figure 158 • Configuration Label
RTC date and
time visible.
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Set the RTC
1. See Figure 159. Press MENU, then
.
Note • To enter the password, press
to increase the value, to decrease the value,
to move the curser to the left, and to move the curser to the right.
The factory default password is 1234.
2. Press ENTER; PASSWORD is displayed. The cursor is under the first number.
3. Press
or to change the number to the first one of your password and then press
move the cursor under the next number and change it. Continue until all numbers are
changed to the correct password and then press ENTER.
to
Figure 159 • Control Panel
POWER
ALER T
Cursor
until RTC DATE is displayed, and then enter the correct date using the same
procedure as you did to enter the password.
4. Press
5. After the date is correct, press
one more time to display the RTC TIME.
6. Change it to the correct time, and then press ENTER.
7. Save the changes.
a.
Press MENU. SAVE CHANGES will be displayed.
b. Press ENTER. SAVING CHANGES appears until PRINTER READY is displayed.
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Booster Board
This procedure is for installing the booster board into the S4M printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Caution • A qualified service technician must perform this installation.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Booster Board
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 160. Remove the booster board cable (J7) from the main logic board.
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4. Remove the three booster board mounting screws. Remove the booster board from the
printer.
Figure 160 • Remove the Booster Board
3
1
2
2
1
2
3
Booster board
Booster board mounting screws (3)
Connector J7
Install the New Booster Board
1. See Figure 160. Install the new booster board using the three mounting screws provided in
the kit.
2. Connect the booster board cable (J7) to the main logic board.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Power Supply
This procedure is for installing the power supply into the S4M printer. Read these instructions
thoroughly before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following maintenance.
Caution • A qualified service technician must perform this installation.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Power Supply
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 161. Remove the three power supply mounting screws.
Note • Once the lower power supply mounting screw is loose, the power supply spacer
needs to be reinstalled.
Figure 161 • Remove/Install the Power Supply
2
1
4
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5
6
7
Power supply mounting screw M3 x 0.5 x 6
Power supply mounting screw M4 x 0.7 x 6
Power supply
Power supply mounting nut
Power supply mounting washer
Power supply spacer
Power supply mounting screw M3 x 0.5 x 18
4. Disconnect the two power supply cables and move the wire harness out from the wire clip.
5. Remove the power supply from the printer
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Install the New Power Supply
1. See Figure 161 on page 296. Place the new power supply into the printer. Reinstall the
three power supply mounting screws, nut, washer, and the power supply spacer.
2. Reconnect the two power supply cables and place the wire harness into the wire clip.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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10/100 Internal ZebraNet PrintServer II,
Wireless Print Server, Parallel Port,
and No Comm Option
This procedure is for installing the 10/100 internal ZebraNet® PrintServer II, wireless print
server, or parallel port kits into the S4M printer. Read these instructions thoroughly before
performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Reference Materials
• S4M User CD
• S4M User Guide
• S4M Quick Reference Guide
• S4M Maintenance Manual (contact your authorized Zebra reseller for purchasing
information).
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
‰ Anti-Static Wriststrap and Mat
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
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Remove the Main Logic Board
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1.
Caution • Observe proper electrostatic safety precautions when handling
static-sensitive components such as circuit boards and printheads.
Connect yourself to an antistatic device.
2. See RRP No. 1 on page 122 and remove the electronics cover.
3. See Figure 162. Remove all cables from the main logic board.
Note • Take note of the location of all connectors on the main logic board.
Figure 162 • Remove the Main Logic Board Connections
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3
2
6
11
4
10
5
7
LF 1A
F6
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Power-in (J8)
Front panel (J2)
Stepper motor (J9)
7
8
9
10
5
6
Booster board (J7)
Ribbon sensor, head Open
(P4)
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Transmissive sensor (P9)
Reflective sensor (P7)
Take-label sensor (J19)
Communication expansion
port (J17)
USB (J14)
Serial port (J10)
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4. See Figure 163. Remove the six screws and one nut securing the main logic board to the
frame of the printer.
5. Remove the two studs and washers securing the serial port connector to the back of the
printer.
Figure 163 • Remove the Main Logic Board
1
4
5
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
Main logic board nut (1)
Main logic board mounting screws (6)
Main logic board
Serial port mounting studs (2)
Parallel port mounting screws (2)
6. Remove the main logic board from the printer.
7. Is there a 10/100 internal ZebraNet PrintServer, wireless print server, or parallel port kit
already installed on the printer?
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No Communication, or the Wireless Print Server on page 303.
Yes
Proceed to step 8.
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8. See Figure 164 or Figure 165. Remove the two screws securing the parallel port
connector, the internal ZebraNet PrintServer, or the wireless print server to the back of the
printer.
9. See Figure 164. For the Internal ZebraNet PrintServer board and the parallel port;
Remove the standoff and then the internal ZebraNet PrintServer or parallel option board
from the printer.
Figure 164 • Install/Remove the Internal ZebraNet PrintServer Board
or the Parallel Port
3
2
1
2
3
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Internal ZebraNet PrintServer board or parallel port
Mounting screws (2)
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10. See Figure 165. For the wireless print server board; Remove the two standoffs and
mounting screws from the wireless print server board.
11. Remove the wireless print server board from the printer.
Figure 165 • Install/Remove the Wireless Print Server Board
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1
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Install the Parallel Port Board, 10/100 Internal ZebraNet
PrintServer, No Communication, or the Wireless Print
Server
Are you installing the 10/100 PrintServer for the first time?
If…
Then…
No
Continue to step 1.
Yes
a. See Figure 166. Remove the two short standoffs shown.
b. Remove the two washers, they are used as spacers when there is no option
board installed.
c. Continue to step 1.
Figure 166 • Remove the Short Standoffs
1
4
1
2
3
4
2
3
Washer (must be used when there is no wireless option installed)
Standoff
Standoff
Washer (must be used when there is no option board installed)
1. See Figure 164 on page 301. For the 10/100 Internal ZebraNet PrintServer board and
the parallel port; install the board using the standoff. Install the 40 pin cable that will go
to the main logic board.
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2. See Figure 165 on page 302. For the wireless print server board; install the board using
the two standoffs and mounting screws. Install the 40 pin cable that will go to the main
logic board.
3. See Figure 166 on page 303. For the no communication option. Both washers must be
installed.
4. See Figure 167. Using the two screws supplied to install the bracket on the back of the
printer.
Figure 167 • Install the Bracket for the No Communications Option
1
1
1
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Reinstall the Main Logic Board
1. See Figure 163 on page 300. Install the main logic board in the printer using the six
screws and one nut removed previously.
2. Reinstall the two screws and washers securing the option board and the two studs and
washers securing the serial port to the back panel.
3. See Figure 162 on page 299. Reinstall all the cables previously removed from the main
logic board. Visually inspect and ensure the cables are in their proper location and seated
in the connectors.
Install the Electronics Cover
1. See RRP No. 2 on page 124 and install the electronics cover.
2. Reinstall the media and ribbon.
3. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
4. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Exterior Components
This section provides replacement and installation procedures for the S4M printer’s exterior
components.
Contents
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Media Door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
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Electronics Cover
This procedure is for installing the S4M electronics cover. Read these instructions thoroughly
before performing this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Phillips Screwdriver Set
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Remove the Old Electronics Cover
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and all data cables.
2. See Figure 168. Remove the electronics cover mounting screw and washer and then close
the media door.
Figure 168 • Remove the Mounting Screw
1
2
3
4
1
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Electronics cover mounting screw
Washer
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3. See Figure 169. Remove the four remaining mounting screws securing the electronics
cover.
4. Remove the electronics cover by lifting straight up on the bottom lip of the electronics
cover.
Figure 169 • Electronics Cover Removal
1
2
1
2
Electronics cover
Mounting screws (4)
Install the New Electronics Cover
1. See Figure 169 on page 310. Install the new cover by aligning it and sliding down,
ensuring the lower tabs are inside the base and the upper flanges are between the main
frame and the media door.
2. Install the four mounting screws on the back of the printer.
3. See Figure 168 on page 309. Open the media door and install the mounting screw and
washer.
4. Reconnect the AC power cord and data cables.
5. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Media Door
This procedure is for installing the media door assembly on the S4M printer. Read these
instructions thoroughly before starting this procedure.
Caution • Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect it from the power source before
performing the following procedure.
Prepare for Installation
Reference Materials
The following manuals and CDs may be helpful references while performing this procedure.
• S4M User Guide
• S4M User Guide CD
• S4M Maintenance Manual CD
Tools Required
Tools • You need these tools to complete this procedure:
‰ Metric Nutdriver Set
Remove the Old Media Door
Note • Retain all parts removed during disassembly, unless otherwise directed.
1. Turn Off (O) the printer and disconnect the AC power cord and all data cables.
2. See Figure 170. Open the media door and remove the four hinge mounting screws and
washers.
3. Remove the media door.
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Figure 170 • Remove/Install Media Door
1
3
2
2
3
4
4
1
2
3
4
Media door
Hinges (2)
Washers (4)
Hinge mounting screws (4)
Install the New Media Door
1. Install the new door by aligning the front hinge with the two most forward holes. The front
hole is a locating hole; install this first and then install the other three hinge mounting
screws and washers.
2. Reconnect AC power cord and data cables.
3. Turn On (l) the printer.
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Maintenance and Drawings
This section illustrates parts and assemblies common to the S4M and gives their maintenance
part numbers.
Use the mechanical assembly drawings in this section when troubleshooting or replacing
components and use the associated parts list when ordering replacement parts. Item parts that
do not have associated part numbers are not available and need to be ordered using the next
highest assembly number.
Contents
Media Side Main Printer Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Platen Drive System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Platen Roller Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dancer Assembly Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Static Brush Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Hanger Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Door Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peel Option Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Real Time Clock (RTC) Maintenance/Option Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents (Continued)
Booster Board Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 3 (Printer Front) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Media Side Main Printer Assemblies
Table A • Media Side Main Printer Assemblies
Item
Part Number
1
20070M
2
20053
3
20069M
4
77085M
5
78302M
6
20004M
7
20067-104M
20067-106M
8
79030
9
77238M
10
777675M
11
77752M
12
20038
13
20060M
20039
Description
Qty
Media Door Assembly, Maintenance Kit (see Table Q on page 337)
Lower Rear Cover
Media Hanger Assembly, Maintenance Kit (see Table P on page 336)
Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit (see Table M on page 3330
Static Brush Assembly, Maintenance Kit (see Table N on page 334)
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit (see Table O on page 335)
203 dpi Print Mechanism Maintenance Kit (see Table C on page 320)
300 dpi Print Mechanism Maintenance Kit (see Table C on page 320)
Platen Housing
Dancer Assembly (see Table L on page 332)
Ribbon/Head Open Assembly Maintenance Kit (see Table J on page 330)
Transmissive Sensor Maintenance Kit (see Table F on page 324)
Lower Front Cover, Tear
Lower Front Cover, Peel
Control Panel Assembly Maintenance Kit (see Table V on page 342)
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Figure A • Media Side Main Printer Assemblies
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4
6
5
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Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies
Table B • Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies
Item
Part Number
1
20071M
2
HW77123
3
20001M
4
20002
5
77181
6
7
77227
20006
20005
8
20008M
9
20100M
20101M
10
28420-001M
Description
Electronics Cover (see Table U on page 341)
Washer, 0.379 × 0.53 × 0.056 (sold in quantities of 25)
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit (see Table AB
on page 348)
Compound Gear
Intermediate Gear
Compound Pulley
Belt, 0.080P 139T, 203 dpi
Belt, 0.080P 128T, 300 dpi
Stepper Motor and Gear/Pulley (see Table W on page 343)
Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit (4 MB) (see Table X on page 344)
Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit (64 MB) (see Table X on page 344)
Booster Board Maintenance Kit (see Table Z on page 346)
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies
Figure B • Electronics Side Main Printer Assemblies
1
2
3
6
9
10
7
8
4
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Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly
Table C • Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly
Item
Part Number
1
HW77047
2
77172M
3
77134
4
77660
5
77276
6
77048 (78810)
7
77659
8
HW10473
9
HWQ10011
10
41400M
41401M
11
77173
12
HW77043
13
77049-104
14
HW79041
N/S
20106M
Description
Thumbscrew, M3 × 0.5 (sold in quantities of 5)
Pressure Dial Maintenance Kit
Compression Spring, 0.17 × 0.24 × 0.62
Magnetic Latch
Strike Plate Cap
Adjustment Screw, M4 × 0.7 (part of 77112M)
Latch Strike Plate (part of 77112M)
Flat Washer, M4 (part of 77112M) (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (part of 77112M) (sold in quantities of 100)
Printhead Kit 203 dpi Maintenance Kit (see Table D on page 322)
Printhead Kit 300 dpi Maintenance Kit (see Table D on page 322)
Lower Printhead Guide
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 6 (sold in quantities of 25)
Ribbon Strip Plate
Washer, 0.250 × 0.125 × 0.023 (sold in quantities of 25)
Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit (see Table E on page 323)
Qty
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
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Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly
Figure C • Print Mechanism/Printhead Assembly
1
2
2
3
3
5
4
13
6
14
7
9
8
10
12
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11
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Printhead Maintenance Kit
Table D • Printhead Maintenance Kit
Item
Part Number
1
41400M
1
41401M
Description
Qty
Printhead Kit 203 dpi Maintenance Kit
Printhead Kit 300 dpi Maintenance Kit
1
1
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Figure D • Printhead Maintenance Kit
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Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit
Table E • Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
Description
20106M
1
20082
2
20080
3
Q06020
4
HWQ10011
5
77921
6
77919
Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit
Printhead Power Cable
Printhead Data Cable
Cable Tie, 0.09 × 3.62
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 100)
Print Mechanism Adjustment Cam
Print Mechanism Gap Pin Gauge
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
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Figure E • Printhead Cable Maintenance Kit
2
1
3
4
5
6
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Maintenance and Drawings
Platen Drive System
Table F • Platen Drive System
Item
1
Part Number
Description
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
10
HW77237
Transmissive Sensor Maintenance Kit (see Table K on page 331)
Screw, M4 × 1.4 × 13
Outer Media Guide Maintenance Kit
Washer, Flat Nylon 0.37 × 0.19 × 0.05 (sold in quantities of 25)
Compression Spring, 0.19 × 0.24 × 0.35
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 4
Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit (see Table I on page 329)
Platen Roller Maintenance Kit (see Table H on page 328)
Ribbon/Open sensor Maintenance Kit (see Table J on page 330)
Screw, M4 × 0.700 × 10 mm (sold in quantities of 5)
11
HW77078
Flat Washer, 0.500 × 0.195 × 0.090 (sold in quantities of 25)
3
12
HW77283
Screw, M4 × 0.700 × 16 mm (sold in quantities of 25)
2
13
77258
14
HW77231
Peel Tear Bar (part of 77625M)
Screw, M3 × 8 mm (sold in quantities of 25)
1
2
15
77112M
Print Mechanism Latch Maintenance Kit (see Table G on page 326)
1
77752M
2
3
45939
20043M
4
HW46128
5
78123
6
10401
7
77807M
8
77023M
9
77767M
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Platen Drive System
Figure F • Platen Drive System
1
3
2
8
4
5
6
7
11
9
10
12
13
14
11
10
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Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit
Table G • Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit
Item
1
Part Number
77112M
2
77048 (77810)
3
77276
4
77659
5
HW10473
6
HWQ10011
7
77236
8
77226
9
77195
10
77194
11
HW77043
12
77921
13
77919
Description
Latch Maintenance Kit
Adjustment Screw
Strike Plate Cap
Latch Strike Plate
Flat Washer, M4 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 100)
Latch Plate Cover
Latch
Compression Spring, 0.875 × 0.360 × 0.029
Slot Spring Pin
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 6 mm (sold in quantities of 25)
Cam
Print Mechanism Gap Pin Gauge, 0.094 in. (2.388 mm)
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
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Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit
Figure G • Latch Assembly Maintenance Kit
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
11
12
13
10
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Platen Roller Maintenance Kit
Table H • Platen Roller Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
77023M
1
77023
2
77423
3
77298
4
77426
5
78184
Description
Qty
Platen Roller Maintenance Kit
Platen Roller
Inner Spring Clip
Spring Washer, 0.612 × 0.40 × 0.009
Platen Bearing
Outer Spring Clip
1
1
1
1
2
1
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Figure H • Platen Roller Maintenance Kit
2
5
1
3
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(Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
Table I • (Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
Item
REF
1
2
Part Number
Description
Qty
Reflective Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
77807 Media Sensor Assembly
HWQ06020 Cable Tie, 0.090 × 3.630 (sold in quantities of 25)
1
1
3
77807M
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Figure I • (Reflective) Media Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
1
2
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Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
Table J • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
Item
REF
Part Number
77767M
1
2
Description
Qty
Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
77765 Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly
HW77237 Screw, M3 × 0.70 × 10 mm (sold in quantities of 5)
1
1
1
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Figure J • Ribbon/Printhead Open Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
1
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Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
Table K • Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
Item
REF
1
2
3
Part Number
Description
Qty
Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
77752 Transmissive Sensor Assembly
HW44216 Screw, M4.2 x 1.14 x 13 (sold in quantities of 25)
HWQ06020 Cable Tie, 0.09 x 3.62 (sold in quantities of 25)
1
1
1
2
77752M
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Figure K • Transmissive Sensor Assembly Maintenance Kit
1
2
3
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Dancer Assembly Maintenance Kit
Table L • Dancer Assembly Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
77238M
1
77256
2
77909
3
77928
4
HW06313
Description
Qty
Dancer Assembly Maintenance Kit
Torsion Spring
Bearing, 0.38 × 0.63 × 0.50
4 inch Dancer
E-ring External 0.375 (sold in quantities of 25)
1
1
2
1
1
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Figure L • Media Handling System
1
2
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Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit
Table M • Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Part Number
Description
77085M
HW10432
HW44356
HW44390
77085
77594
77598
01660
77620
77621
77593
Qty
Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit
Screw, M4 x 0.7 12 Cap (sold in quantities of 25)
Washer, 0.198 x 0.75 x 0.085 (sold in quantities of 25)
Washer, 0.500 x 0.377 x 0.020 (sold in quantities of 25)
Ribbon Supply Spindle Assembly
Screw, M4 x 60 mm
Nut, Ribbon Supply Spindle Kit
Grease
Washer, Ribbon Supply Spindle Kit
Driver, 7 mm Nut Ribbon Supply Spindle Kit
Tool, Ribbon Supply Spindle Remove Kit
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
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Figure M • Ribbon Supply Spindle Maintenance Kit
1
2 3
4
10
5
6
7
8
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Static Brush Maintenance Kit
Table N • Static Brush Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
77302M
1
2
Description
Static Brush Maintenance Kit
77302 Static Brush Assembly
HW77237 Screw, M3 × 0.70 × 10 mm (sold in quantities of 5)
Qty
1
1
2
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Figure N • Static Brush Maintenance Kit
1
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Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit
Table O • Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
1
Part Number
20004M
Description
Ribbon Take-up Assembly Maintenance Kit
20004 Ribbon Take-up Assembly
Qty
1
1
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Figure O • Ribbon Take-up Spindle Maintenance Kit
1
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Maintenance and Drawings
Media Hanger Maintenance Kit
Table P • Media Hanger Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20069M
1
2
Description
Qty
Media Hanger Maintenance Kit
20069 Media Hanger
806136-608 Screw, Triplask 6-19 × 1/2
1
1
4
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Figure P • Media Hanger Maintenance Kit
1
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Media Door Maintenance Kit
Table Q • Media Door Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
Description
Media Door Maintenance Kit
20070 Media Door Assembly
HW77237 Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 5)
HW43482 External Lock Washer, 4 mm
20070M
1
2
3
Qty
1
1
4
4
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Figure Q • Media Door Maintenance Kit
1
3
2
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Peel Option Kit
Table R • Peel Option Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20046
1
78002
2
HW77231
3
30449
4
29300
5
20065
6
20060-12
7
20039
Description
Qty
Peel Option Kit
Peel Assembly
Screw, M3 × 8 mm Flanged (sold in quantities of 25)
2 mm Hex Key (Allen wrench)
Mounting Button
Take-Label Sensor Board
Screw
Lower Front Peel Panel
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
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Figure R • Peel Option Kit
1
3
2
4
5
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Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit
Table S • Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
1
2
3
Part Number
78002M
Description
Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit
78002 Peel Assembly
30449 2 mm Hex Key (Allen wrench)
HW77231 Screw, M3 × 8 mm Flanged (sold in quantities of 25)
Qty
1
1
1
2
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Figure S • Peel Assembly Maintenance Kit
1
3
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Maintenance and Drawings
Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit
Table T • Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
77197M
1
2
3
Description
Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit
77197 Pinch Roller
HW10094 E-ring 3 mm (two extra supplied) (sold in quantities of 25)
49203 Ball Bearing
Qty
1
1
4
2
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Figure T • Pinch Roller Maintenance Kit
1
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Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit
Table U • Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20071M
1
20071
2
HW43495
3
HW43482
4
HW77237
Description
Qty
S4M Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit
Electronics Cover
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 6, w/External Lock Washer
(sold in quantities of 25)
Lock Washer, External, 4 mm (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 5)
1
1
1
1
4
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Figure U • Electronics Cover Maintenance Kit
1
2
3
4
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Maintenance and Drawings
Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits
Table V • Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits
Item
REf
Part Number
20060M
1
20060
2
20060-21
3
20060-9
4
20060-14
Ref
20065M
5
20065
6
20060-12
Description
Qty
Control Panel Maintenance Kit
Control Panel
External Lock Washer
Split Lock Washer
Screw
Take-Label Maintenance/Option Kit
Take-Label Board
Screw
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
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Figure V • Control Panel and Take-Label Maintenance Kits
1
2
3
4
5
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Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit
Table W • Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
Description
20008M
1
20008
2
HW77239
3
HW10432
4
HW44924
Qty
Stepper Motor and Gear/Pulley Maintenance Kit
Stepper Motor Assembly
Adjustment Nut (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 12 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 8 (sold in quantities of 25)
1
1
1
1
1
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Figure W • Stepper Motor Maintenance Kit
1
4
3
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Maintenance and Drawings
Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit
Table X • Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20100M
1
Ref
20101M
1
Description
Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit (4 Meg)
29301-001 Main Logic Board Assembly (4 Meg)
Main Logic Board Assembly Kit (64 Meg)
29301-002 Main Logic Board Assembly (64 Meg)
Qty
1
1
1
1
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Figure X • Main Logic Board Maintenance Kit
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Real Time Clock (RTC) Maintenance/Option Kit
Table Y • Real Time Clock (RTC) Maintenance/Option Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20009M
1
2
3
Description
Qty
RTC Option/Maintenance Kit
20009 RTC Option Board
29647 Heat Sink Standoff w/Spring
29648 Plastic Spacer
1
1
2
2
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Figure Y • Real Time Clock (RTC) Option/Maintenance Kit
2
1
+
3
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Maintenance and Drawings
Booster Board Maintenance Kit
Table Z • Booster Board Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
28420-001M
1
2
Description
Booster Board Maintenance Kit
28420-099 Booster Board
HW10401 Screw, M3 ×0.5 × 0.4 (sold in quantities of 50)
Qty
1
1
3
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Figure Z • Booster Board Maintenance Kit
1
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Power Supply Maintenance Kit
Table AA • Power Supply Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
1
Part Number
29600M
Description
Power Supply Maintenance kit
29600 Power Supply
Qty
1
1
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Figure AA • Power Supply Maintenance Kit
1
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Maintenance and Drawings
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit
Table AB • Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
Description
Ribbon Take-up Spindle Clutch Maintenance Kit
Collar, 0.379 × 0.750 × 0.200
Washer, 0.375 × 0.750 × 0.062
Clutch Hub
Clutch Spring
Clutch Gear
20001M
1
78118
2
77126
3
N/A
4
77115
5
20001
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Figure AB • Ribbon Take-up Clutch Maintenance Kit
5
1
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Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit
Table AC • Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20002M
1
20002
2
77181
3
77227
4
10856
5
77225
Description
Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit
Compound Gear
Intermediate Gear
Compound Pulley
Set Screw, M4 × 0.7
Screw, M5 × 20
Qty
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Light italic = Part not available for purchase, listed and shown for reference only
Figure AC • Gears and Pulley Maintenance Kit
1
4
3
2
5
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Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit
Table AD • Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit
Item
Ref
Part Number
20064M
1
Description
Wireless PrintServer Maintenance Kit
29881-099 Wireless PC Board
Qty
1
1
Bold = Part available for purchase
Light italic = Part not available for purchase, listed and shown for reference only
Figure AD • Wireless PCMCIA Board Maintenance/Option Kit
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10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits
Table AE • 10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits
Item
Ref
Part Number
20063M
1
Ref
2
20037M
Description
Qty
10/100 Printserver Option Maintenance Kit
29691-099 10/100 Printserver PC Board
Parallel Port Option Maintenance Kit
29831-099 Parallel Port PC Board
1
1
1
1
Bold = Part available for purchase
Light italic = Part not available for purchase, listed and shown for reference only
Figure AE • 10/100 and Parallel Port Maintenance/Option Kits
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1
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Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment)
Table AF • Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment)
Item
Part Number
1
HW44114
2
HW77237
3
HW43482
4
HW07257
5
HW77283
6
77371
7
HW10473
8
HW77078
9
20049
Description
Screw, M4.2 × 8 (sold in quantities of 50)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 5)
External Lock Washer, 4 mm (sold in quantities of 25)
Flat Washer, 0.438 × 0.188 × 0.049 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 16 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 12
Flat Washer M4 (sold in quantities of 25)
Flat Washer, 0.500 × 0.195 × 0.090 (sold in quantities of 25)
Rubber Foot
Qty
6
20
5
4
4
1
2
5
4
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Light italic = Part not available for purchase, listed and shown for reference only
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Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment)
Figure AF • Hardware View 1 (Media Compartment)
1
2
3
3
3
mp
2
2
4
5
5
6
2
8
9
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Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear)
Table AG • Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear)
Item
Part Number
1
HW77237
2
HW43495
3
HW01155
4
HW22416
Description
Qty
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 5)
Screw w/external lock washer, M3 × 0.5 × 6
(sold in quantities of 25)
Lock Washer (sold in quantities of 100)
Standoff, 4-40 (sold in quantities of 25)
5
7
2
2
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Light italic = Part not available for purchase, listed and shown for reference only
Figure AG • Hardware View 2 (Printer Rear)
1
2
1
3 & 4
2
1
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Hardware View 3 (Printer Front)
Table AH • Hardware View 3 (Printer Front)
Item
Part Number
1
HW77043
2
HW77231
3
29300
Description
Qty
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 6 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M3 × 8
Push Rivet
2
4
2
Bold = Part available for purchase
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Figure AH • Hardware View 3 (Printer Front)
1
2
2
2
3
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Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side)
Table AI • Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side)
Item
Part Number
1
HW10401
2
HW10460
3
10423
4
HW77239
5
HW10432
6
HW77237
7
10407
8
9
10
10412
20098
HW44924
11
806136-608
12
20077
13
20097
14
20079
15
20091
16
HW44356
Description
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 4 (sold in quantities of 50)
Nut, M3 × 2.4 × 5.5 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 6
Adjustment Nut (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 12 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, M4 × 0.7 × 10 (sold in quantities of 5)
External Lock Washer, M3 × 0.5 × 10
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 18
Spacer
Screw, M3 × 0.5 × 8 (sold in quantities of 25)
Screw, 2-28 × 3/16
Standoff, M3 × 0.5 × 60
MLB Bracket
Standoff, M3 × 0.5 M/F × 21.4
Standoff, M3 × 0.5 M/F × 10
Washer, 0.198 × 0.75 × 0.085
Qty
6
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
4
4
1
2
3
1
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Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side)
Figure AI • Hardware View 4 (Electronics Side)
1
1
2
1
3
4 & 5
9
10
11
2, 7, & 8
12
13
12
6
2
14
3
15
14
2
11
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Data Ports
This section describes the standard communication ports available to connect the printer to
your computer or network.
Contents
Serial Data Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Control Signal Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pin Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 Interface Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Data Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Cabling Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Port Interconnections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB 1.1 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Serial Data Port
Serial Data Port
See RS-232 Serial on page 15 for basic cabling information.
To communicate using the serial data port of the printer, you must choose the number of data
bits, parity, and handshaking. Parity applies only to data transmitted by the printer because the
parity of received data is ignored.
The values selected must be the same as those used by the host equipment connected to the
printer. Default printer settings are 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, and XON/XOFF. The
printer will accept any host setting for stop bits.
Hardware Control Signal Descriptions
For all RS-232 input and output signals, the printer follows both the Electronics Industries
Association (EIA) RS-232 and the Consultative Committee for International Telegraph and
Telephone (CCITT) V.24 standard signal level specifications.
When DTR/DSR handshaking is selected, the Data Terminal Ready (DTR) control signal
output from the printer controls when the host computer may send data. DTR ACTIVE
(positive voltage) permits the host to send data. When the printer places DTR in the
INACTIVE (negative voltage) state, the host must not send data.
Note • When XON/XOFF handshaking is selected, data flow is controlled by the ASCII
Control Codes DC1 (XON) and DC3 (XOFF). The DTR Control lead has no effect.
Request To Send (RTS) is a control signal from the printer that is connected to the Clear To
Send (CTS) input at the host computer.
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Serial Data Port
Pin Configuration
Connect the serial data cable to the female DB-9 connector on the back of the printer. For all
RS-232 connections through a DB-25 cable, use a DB-9 to DB-25 interface module (see DB-9
to DB-25 Connections on page 363).
Table A-1 shows the pin configuration of the serial data connector.
Table A-1 • Serial Connector Pin Configuration
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Pin No.
Name
Description
1
+5 VDC
Connected to Pin 9
2
RXD
Receive data—data input to printer
3
TXD
Transmit data—data output from printer
4
DTR
Data terminal ready—output from printer
5
SG
6
DSR
Data set ready—input to printer
7
RTS
Request to send—output from printer
8
CTS
Clear to send—input to printer
9
+5 VDC
Signal ground
+5 VDC at 750 mA (connected to Pin 1)
The maximum current draw may be limited by option
configuration.
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RS-232 Interface Connections
The printer is configured as Data Terminal Equipment (DTE). Figure A-1 shows the internal
connections of the printer’s RS-232 connector.
Note • Use a null modem (crossover) cable to connect the printer to a computer or any other
DTE device.
Figure A-1 • RS-232 DB9 MLB Connections
+5VDC
R1
1
+5VDC signal source
2
RXD (receive data) input
3
TXD (transmit data) output
4
DTR (data terminal ready) output
5
SG (signal ground)
6
DSR (data set ready) input
7
RTS (request to send) output
8
CTS (clear to send) input
9
+5VDC signal source
1K
When the printer is connected via its RS-232 interface to Data Communication Equipment
(DCE) such as a modem, use a standard RS-232 (straight-through) interface cable. Figure A-2
illustrates the connections required for this cable.
Figure A-2 • RS-232 to DCE Cable Connectors
DTE
(Printer)
2
3
DCE
(Modem, etc.)
RXD (receive data)
TXD (transmit data)
DTR (data terminal ready)
4
5
SG (signal ground)
2
3
4
5
6
DSR (data set ready)
6
7
RTS (request to send)
7
CTS (clear to send)
8
9
+5 VDC signal source
8
9
NOTE • Pin 1 is unused and unterminated at the printer.
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DB-9 to DB-25 Connections
To connect the printer’s RS-232 DB-9 interface to a DB-25 connector, an interface adapter is
required. A generic DB-25 adapter can be used, although the +5 VDC signal source would not
be passed through the adapter. Figure A-3 shows the connections required for the DB-9 to
DB-25 interface.
Figure A-3 • DB-9 to DB-25 Cable Connections
Female DB-25 Adapter
Connector
(plugs into cable)
Male DB-9 Adapter
Connector
(plugs into printer)
2
RXD
FG
1
3
TXD
TXD
2
4
DTR
RXD
3
SG
RTS
4
DSR
CTS
5
DSR
6
SG
7
5
6
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
+5 VDC
SIGNAL
+5 VDC
SIGNAL
DTR
9
20
NOTE: Pin 1 of DB-9 connector is unused and unterminated.
Modem Connection
When the printer is connected via its RS-232 interface to Data Communication Equipment
(DCE) such as a modem, use a standard RS-232 (straight-through) interface cable. Figure A-4
shows the connections required for this cable.
Figure A-4 • RS-232 Cable Connections
DTE
(Printer)
2
3
4
5
DCE
(Modem, etc.)
RXD (receive data)
TXD (transmit data)
DTR (data terminal ready)
SG (signal ground)
2
3
4
5
6
DSR (data set ready)
6
7
RTS (request to send)
7
8
9
CTS (clear to send)
+5 VDC signal source
8
9
NOTE: Pin 1 is unused and unterminated at the printer.
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Parallel Data Port
Parallel Data Port
The parallel data interface supports IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel communications in nibble
mode. The parallel interface provides a means of communication that typically is faster than
the serial interface methods. In this method, the bits of data that make up a character are sent
all at one time over several wires in the cable, one bit per wire.
When communicating via the parallel port, the values selected on the printer must be the same
as those used by the host equipment connected to the printer. Port selection for status
information is determined by the channel sending the request. The parallel port can be set for
bidirectional or unidirectional communication. The default setting is bidirectional.
Parallel Cabling Requirements
See IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel on page 16 for basic cabling information.
A standard 36-pin parallel connector is available on the back of the printer for connection to
the data source. An IEEE-1284 compatible bidirectional parallel data cable is required when
this communication method is used. The required cable must have a standard 36-pin parallel
connector on one end that is plugged into the mating connector located at the rear of the
printer. The other end of the cable connects to the printer connector at the host computer. Port
selection for status information is determined each time the printer is turned on.
Parallel Port Interconnections
Table A-2 shows the pin configuration and function of a standard computer-to-printer parallel
cable.
Table A-2 • Parallel Cable Pin Configuration
36-Pin Connectors
1
nStrobe/HostClk
2–9
Data Bits 1–8
10
nACK/PtrClk
11
Busy/PtrBusy
12
PError/ACKDataReq
13
Select/Xflag
14
nAutoFd/HostBusy
15
Not used
16, 17
Ground
18
19–30
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+5 V at 750 mA
The maximum current draw may be limited by option
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Ground
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Table A-2 • Parallel Cable Pin Configuration (Continued)
36-Pin Connectors
31
ninit
32
nFault/NDataAvail
33, 34
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Description
Not used
35
+5 V through a 1.8 KΩ Resistor
36
NSelectin/1284 active
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USB 1.1 Port
USB 1.1 Port
See USB 1.1 Port on page 39 for basic cabling information.
A USB 1.1 port (which is USB 1.0 compatible) is available to connect your printer to the host
equipment. The industry-standard USB cable has an A-male connector on one end and a
B-male connector on the other end as shown in Figure A-5.
Figure A-5 • USB Connectors
Printer
Computer
1
3
5
4
2
1
2
3
4
5
“B” male connector, attaching to printer
“B” male connector, detail
“A” male connector, attaching to computer
“A” male connector, detail
Maximum cable length = 16.4 ft. (5 m)
Note • Use a USB 1.1-certified compliant cable no longer than 16.4 ft (5 m) long.
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A
Glossary
alphanumeric Indicating letters, numerals, and characters such as punctuation marks.
backfeed When the printer pulls the media and ribbon (if used) backward into the printer so
that the beginning of the label to be printed is properly positioned behind the printhead.
Backfeed occurs when operating the printer in Tear-Off and Applicator modes.
bar code A code by which alphanumeric characters can be represented by a series of
adjacent stripes of different widths. Many different code schemes exist, such as the universal
product code (UPC) or Code 39.
black mark A registration mark found on the underside of the print media that acts as a startof-label indication for the printer. (See continuous media.)
calibration (of a printer) A process in which the printer determines some basic
information needed to print accurately with a particular media and ribbon combination. To do
this, the printer feeds some media and ribbon (if used) through the printer and senses whether
to use the direct thermal or thermal transfer print method, and (if using non-continuous media)
the length of individual labels or tags.
character set The set of all letters, numerals, punctuation marks, and other characters that
can be expressed by a particular font or bar code.
check digit A character added to a bar code symbol that indicates to the scanner that it has
read the symbol correctly.
configuration The printer configuration is a group of operating parameters specific to the
printer application. Some parameters are user selectable, while others are dependent on the
installed options and mode of operation. Parameters may be switch selectable, control panel
programmable, or downloaded as ZPL II commands. A configuration label listing all the
current printer parameters may be printed for reference.
continuous media Label or tag-stock media that has no notch, gap, or web (media liner
only) to separate the labels or tags. The media is one long piece of material.
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core diameter The inside diameter of the cardboard core at the center of a roll of media or
ribbon.
diagnostics Information about which printer functions are not working that is used for
troubleshooting printer problems.
die-cut media A type of label stock that has individual labels stuck to a media liner. The
labels may be either lined up against each other or separated by a small distance. Typically the
material surrounding the labels has been removed. (See non-continuous media.)
direct thermal A printing method in which the printhead presses directly against the media.
Heating the printhead elements causes a discoloration of the heat-sensitive coating on the
media. By selectively heating the printhead elements as the media moves past, an image is
printed onto the media. No ribbon is used with this printing method. Contrast this with thermal
transfer.
direct thermal media Media that is coated with a substance that reacts to the application of
direct heat from the printhead to produce an image.
dynamic RAM The memory devices used to store the label formats in electronic form while
they are being printed. The amount of DRAM memory available in the printer determines the
maximum size and number of label formats that can be printed. This is volatile memory that
loses the stored information when power is turned off.
fanfold media Media that comes folded in a rectangular stack. Contrast this with roll media.
firmware This is the term used to specify the printer’s operating program. This program is
downloaded to the printer from a host computer and stored in FLASH memory. Each time the
printer power is turned on, this operating program starts. This program controls when to feed
the media forward or backward and when to print a dot on the label stock.
FLASH memory FLASH memory is non-volatile and maintains the stored information
intact when power is off. This memory area is used to store the printer’s operating program. In
addition, this memory can be used to store optional printer fonts, graphic formats, and
complete label formats.
Font A complete set of alphanumeric characters in one style of type. Examples include
CG Times™, CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed™.
ips (inches-per-second) The speed at which the label or tag is printed. Zebra printers can
print from 1 ips to 12 ips.
label An adhesive-backed piece of paper, plastic, or other material on which information is
printed.
label backing (liner) The material on which labels are affixed during manufacture and
which is discarded or recycled by the end-users.
liquid crystal display (LCD) The LCD is a back-lit display that provides the user with
either operating status during normal operation or option menus when configuring the printer
to a specific application.
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light emitting diode (LED) Indicators of specific printer status conditions. Each LED is
either off, on, or blinking depending on the feature being monitored.
lock-up This is the term generally used to describe a fault condition that, for no apparent
reason, causes the printer to stop working.
media Material onto which data is printed by the printer. Types of media include: tag stock,
die-cut labels, continuous labels (with and without media liner), non-continuous media,
fanfold media, and roll media.
media sensor This sensor is located behind the printhead to detect the presence of media
and, for non-continuous media, the position of the web, hole, or notch used to indicate the start
of each label.
non-continuous media Media that contains an indication of where one label/printed
format ends and the next one begins. Examples are die-cut labels, notched tag-stock, and stock
with black mark registration marks.
non-volatile memory Electronic memory that retains data even when the power to the
printer is turned off.
notched media A type of tag stock containing a cutout area that can be sensed as a start-oflabel indicator by the printer. This is typically a heavier, cardboard-like material that is either
cut or torn away from the next tag. (See non-continuous media.)
print speed The speed at which printing occurs. For thermal transfer printers, this speed is
expressed in terms of ips (inches per second). Zebra offers printers that can print from 1 ips to
12 ips.
printhead wear The degradation of the surface of the printhead and/or the print elements
over time. Heat and abrasion can cause printhead wear. Therefore, to maximize the life of the
printhead, use the lowest print darkness setting (sometimes called burn temperature or head
temperature) and the lowest printhead pressure necessary to produce good print quality. In the
thermal transfer printing method, use ribbon that is as wide or wider than the media to protect
the printhead from the rough media surface.
registration Alignment of printing with respect to the top of a label or tag.
ribbon A band of material consisting of a base film coated with wax or resin “ink.” The
inked side of the material is pressed by the printhead against the media. The ribbon transfers
ink onto the media when heated by the small elements within the printhead. Zebra ribbons
have a coating on the back that protects the printhead from wear.
ribbon wrinkle A wrinkling of the ribbon caused by improper alignment or improper
printhead pressure. This wrinkle can cause voids in the print and/or the used ribbon to rewind
unevenly. This condition should be corrected by performing adjustment procedures.
roll media Media that comes supplied rolled onto a core (usually cardboard). Contrast this
with fanfold media.
supplies A general term for media and ribbon.
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symbology The term generally used when referring to a bar code.
tag A type of media having no adhesive backing but featuring a hole or notch by which the
tag can be hung on something. Tags are usually made of cardboard or other durable material.
tear-off A mode of operation in which the user tears the label or tag stock away from the
remaining media by hand.
thermal transfer A printing method in which the printhead presses an ink or resin coated
ribbon against the media. H eating the printhead elements causes the ink or resin to transfer
onto the media. By selectively heating the printhead elements as the media and ribbon move
past, an image is printed onto the media. Contrast this with direct thermal.
void A space on which printing should have occurred, but did not due to an error condition
such as wrinkled ribbon or faulty print elements. A void can cause a printed bar code symbol
to be read incorrectly or not at all.
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A
B
active control panel buttons, 4
adhesive test for ribbon coating, 21
adjustments
label left side, 55
label top, 55
LCD darkness, 79
print speed, 57
print width, 57
printhead pressure, 44
reflective sensor, 42
tear-off position, 55, 77
agency approvals, 23
ALERT light, 6
APL-D
set Module A storage device, 59
set Module B storage device, 60
setting compatibility mode, 57
setting control codes, 57
APL-I
adjust label left position, 55
print settings, 59, 75
print stored format, 60
print stored page, 60
response format, 61
set printer resolution, 58
status response, 61
arrow button functions, 5
auto calibration, 41
bar codes
list, 59, 75
specifications, 27
baud rate, 60
before you begin setup, 9
black mark media
described, 18
specifying, 56, 78
booster board
parts list, 346
replacement, 293
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C
cable requirements, 17
calibration
media and ribbon sensors, 67, 80
setting for head close, 72
setting for media power up, 72
troubleshooting problems, 93
CANCEL button
CANCEL self test, 98
function, 5
CANCEL light, 6
changing display language, 53
changing dpi through printhead upgrade, 130
checklist
before you begin, 9
troubleshooting, 85
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cleaning
exterior of printer, 112
media compartment and sensors, 115
peel-off assembly, 116
printhead and platen roller, 113
recommended cleaning schedule, 112
command character, 62
communication interfaces
overview and location, 14
types of connections, 15, 359
communications diagnostics test
overview, 103
selecting hex dump mode, 63
communications problems, 94
components of printer, 7
configuration
changing password-protected parameters, 47
viewing printer settings, 50
configuration label
printing from control panel, 50
printing using CANCEL self test, 98
connect to power source, 12
contacts, xxi
continuous media
described, 19
specifying, 56, 78
control character, 62
control panel
buttons, 4
LCD error messages, 86
LCD functions, 4
lights, 6
location, 2
overview, 3
parameters described, 54
parts list, 342
replacement, 274
customer service, xxi
D
dancer assembly
parts list, 332
replacement, 250
darkness adjustment, 54, 77
data bits, 61
data cable requirements, 17
data ports, 359
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data source
communication interfaces, 359
connections, 14
site selection, 11
DB-9 to DB-25 connection, 363
default values
passwords, 47
resetting, 64, 81
sensor selection, 56, 78
delimiter character, 63
diagnostics, 97
direct thermal mode
media scratch test, 20
setting through control panel, 65
display language selection, 53
disposal of printer, 10
download firmware, 8
dpi change through printhead upgrade, 130
drive system
changing dpi, 130
E
electrical noise, 17
electronics cover, 2
parts list, 341
removing, 122
replacement, 308
electronics side
hardware parts list, 356
parts list, 318
emulations, 8
ENTER button function, 5
enter Setup mode, 46
equipment safety tips, 109
error messages, 86
Error mode, 4
external view of printer, 2
F
factory defaults, 64, 81
fanfold media, 19
FEED button
FEED and PAUSE self test, 103
FEED self test, 100
function, 5
FEED light, 6
firmware, 8
Flash memory initialization, 64
font list, 59, 75
formats list, 59, 75
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G
gap/notch, 56, 78
gears and pulley
parts list, 349
replacement, 230
general specifications, 22
left side adjustment, 55
liability, xvii
load factory defaults, 64, 81
load media, 32
load ribbon, 36
lubrication, 112
H
M
handshaking protocol, 62
hardware control signal descriptions, 360
hardware parts list
electronics side, 356
media compartment, 352
printer front, 355
printer rear, 354
HEAD COLD message, 88
HEAD TOO HOT message, 87
hex dump mode, 63
host handshake, 62
humidity requirements, 11
main logic board
fuse replacement, 285
parts list, 344
replacement, 281
replacement procedure, 281
manual calibration, 41
manufacturing menu parameters, 74
media
continuous roll media, 19
fanfold, 19
loading, 32
non-continuous roll media, 18
ordering, xxi
specifications, 25
specify type, 56, 78
types of media, 18
media compartment
cleaning, 115
components, 7
hardware parts list, 352
parts list, 316
media door, 2
parts list, 337
replacement, 311
media hanger
parts list, 336
replacement, 223
media power up setting, 72
media scratch test, 20
media sensor
calibrate, 67, 80
parts list
reflective sensor, 329
transmissive sensor, 331
reflective sensor adjustment, 42
replacement
reflective, 187
transmissive, 178
select sensor type, 56, 78
sensor profile, 66, 76
transmissive sensor location, 42
MENU button function, 5
modem connection, 363
I
images list, 59, 75
initialize Flash memory, 64
inspect for shipping damage, 10
interfaces
IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel, 16
print servers, 17
RS-232 serial, 15
USB 1.1, 16
international safety organization marks, 13
IP settings, 69
L
label length setting, 58, 79
label removal method, 56, 78
label sensor positioning, 42
label top
position adjustment, 55
printer cannot detect, 96
labels did not print, 94
language selection
available languages, 68
procedure, 53
latch assembly
parts list, 326
replacement, 162
LCD darkness adjustment, 79
LCD error messages, 86
leave Setup mode, 46
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N
navigation through parameters, 46
network configuration label, 50
No Comm option, 298
non-continuous media
described, 18
specifying, 56, 78
O
operating conditions, 11
Operating mode, 4
optional print servers, 17
ordering ribbon and media, xxi
outer media guide
parts list, 324
replacement, 253
override EPL commands, 65
override ZPL commands, 65
P
parallel port
cabling requirements, 364
overview, 16
parts list, 351
pin configuration, 364
replacement, 298
setting parallel communications, 60
settings, 364
parity, 61
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parts list
10/100, 351
booster board, 346
control panel, 342
dancer assembly, 332
electronics cover, 341
electronics side, 318
gears and pulley maintenance kit, 349
hardware
electronics side, 356
media compartment, 352
printer front, 355
printer rear, 354
latch assembly, 326
main logic board, 344
media compartment, 316
media door, 337
media hanger, 336
outer media guide, 324
parallel port, 351
peel assembly, 339
Peel option, 338
pinch roller, 340
platen drive system, 324
platen roller, 328
power supply, 347
printhead, 322
printhead assembly/print mechanism, 320
printhead cable, 323
Real-Time Clock (RTC), 345
reflective sensor, 329
ribbon supply spindle, 333
ribbon take-up spindle, 335
ribbon take-up spindle clutch, 348
ribbon/printhead open sensor, 330
static brush, 334
stepper motor, 343
transmissive sensor, 331
wireless PCMCIA board, 350
password
defaults, 47
level 1 and 2 parameters, 54
level 3 parameters, 59
level 4 parameters, 71
PAUSE button
FEED and PAUSE self test, 103
function, 5
PAUSE self test, 99
PAUSE light, 6
Pause mode, 4
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peel-off mode
cleaning peel-off assembly, 116
installing or replacing the Peel Option, 240
parts list
peel assembly, 339
Peel option, 338
selecting label removal method, 56, 78
personal safety tips, 108
pin configuration
parallel port, 364
serial port, 361
pinch roller
parts list, 340
replacement, 269
platen drive system
parts list, 324
platen roller
parts list, 328
ports, 359
position label sensor, 42
power
connect to power source, 12
power cord specifications, 12
power supply parts list, 347
site selection, 11
POWER light, 6
power supply
replacement, 295
Power-On Self Test (POST), 97
pressure dial replacement, 169
print configuration label
CANCEL self test, 98
from control panel, 50
print darkness adjustment, 54, 77
print mechanism
parts list, 320
replacement, 141
print modes
specify label removal method, 56, 78
print position adjustment, 55
print quality troubleshooting, 90
print rate, 57
print server
10/100 parts list, 351
10/100 replacement, 298
options, 17
parameters, 69
viewing network settings, 50
print speed adjustment, 57
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print width adjustment, 57
printer components, 7
printer diagnostics, 97
printer interior, 7
printer language modes, 8
printer modes, 4
printer passwords, 47
printer resolution for APL-I, 58
printhead
cable kit parts list, 323
cable replacement, 151
changing dpi, 130
cleaning, 113
head close setting, 72
kit parts list, 322
pressure adjustment, 44
pressure dial replacement, 169
printhead replacement procedure, 126
printhead open sensor
parts list, 330
replacement, 182
printhead release latch
parts list, 326
replacement, 162
printing specifications, 24
product improvements, xvii
product markings, 23
proprietary statement, xvii
pulley and gears
parts list, 349
replacement, 230
R
Real-Time Clock (RTC)
parts list, 345
replacement, 286
set date, 63
set time, 64
recycling the printer, 10
reflective sensor
adjustments, 42
parts list, 329
replacement, 187
selecting, 56, 78
registration problems, 93
relative humidity requirements, 11
removal method for labels, 56, 78
remove used ribbon, 39
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replacement procedure
10/100 print server, 298
booster board, 293
control panel, 274
dancer assembly, 250
electronics cover, 308
gears and pulley, 230
main logic board, 281
main logic board fuse, 285
media door, 311
media hanger, 223
outer media guide, 253
parallel port, 298
Peel Option, 240
pinch roller, 269
power supply, 295
print mechanism, 141
printhead assembly, 126
printhead cable, 151
printhead pressure dials, 169
printhead release latch, 162
Real-Time Clock (RTC), 286
reflective sensor, 187
ribbon supply spindle, 215
ribbon take-up spindle, 207
ribbon take-up spindle clutch, 200
ribbon/printhead open sensor, 182
static brush, 248
stepper motor and gear/pulley, 227
take-label sensor, 191
transmissive sensor, 178
wireless print server, 298
report shipping damage, 10
reset factory defaults, 64, 81
ribbon
adhesive test, 21
determining coated side, 20
loading, 36
ordering, xxi
removing, 39
scratch test, 21
setting printer for use, 65
specifications, 26
when to use, 20
RIBBON IN message, 87
ribbon sensor
calibration, 67, 80
parts list, 330
replacement, 182
ribbon supply spindle
parts list, 333
replacement, 215
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ribbon take-up spindle
parts list, 335
replacement, 207
ribbon take-up spindle clutch
parts list, 348
replacement, 200
roll media
described, 18
routine cleaning schedule, 112
Routine Referral Procedures (RRP)
remove the electronics cover, 122
RS-232 serial interface
connections, 362
considerations, 15
S
safety
equipment safety tips, 109
equipment tips, 109
personal safety tips, 108
personal tips, 108
safety information, 107
sales, xxi
saving changes to parameters, 46
scratch test
media type, 20
ribbon coated side, 21
self tests, 97
CANCEL, 98
communications diagnostics, 103
FEED, 100
FEED and PAUSE, 103
PAUSE, 99
Power-On Self Test (POST), 97
sensors
calibrate, 67, 80
media sensor profile, 66, 76
reflective, 42
select sensor type, 56, 78
transmissive sensor location, 42
serial port
pin configuration, 361
settings, 360
setting passwords, 47
setup
checklist, 9
unpack the printer, 10
Setup mode
defined, 4
entering and leaving, 46
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shipping
report damage, 10
reshipping the printer, 10
spacing requirements, 11
specifications
agency approvals and markings, 23
bar codes, 27
general, 22
media, 25
power cord, 12
printing, 24
ribbon, 26
Zebra Programming Language (ZPL), 27
specify media type, 56, 78
speed adjustments, 57
standard data ports, 359
static brush
parts list, 334
replacement, 248
stepper motor
parts list, 343
replacement, 227
storing the printer, 10
surface for the printer, 11
T
tag stock
described, 18
specifying, 56, 78
take-label sensor
parts list, 342
replacement, 191
tear-off mode
adjust tear-off position, 55, 77
selecting label removal method, 56, 78
technical support, xxi, 84
temperature requirements, 11
thermal transfer mode
media scratch test, 20
setting through control panel, 65
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top of label
adjust label top, 55
printer cannot detect, 96
transmissive sensor
location, 42
parts list, 331
replacement, 178
selecting, 56, 78
troubleshooting
checklist, 85
communications problems, 94
diagnostic tests, 97
LCD error messages, 86
print quality problems, 90
types of media
continuous roll media, 19
fanfold media, 19
non-continuous roll media, 18
U
unpack the printer, 10
upgrade printhead, 130
USB 1.1 port
description, 366
overview, 16
W
web media, 18
wireless print server
board replacement, 298
parameters, 69
PCMCIA kit parts list, 350
viewing network settings, 50
Z
Zebra Programming Language (ZPL)
command character, 62
control character, 62
delimiter character, 63
override certain commands, 65
specifications, 27
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