Zebra 105SL Error Codes
Zebra 105SL LED Error Messages
Error Condition – Ribbon Out
Possible Causes – In Thermal Transfer Mode, the ribbon is not loaded or loaded incorrectly. In Thermal Transfer Mode, the ribbon sensor is not sensing correctly loaded ribbon. In Direct Thermal Mode, when ribbon is not used.
Error Condition – Paper Out
Possible Causes – The media is not loaded or loaded incorrectly. The media sensor is not adjusted properly. The printer is set for noncontinuous media, but continuous media is loaded. The incorrect media sensor is being used. The maximum label length is set shorter than the label length being used.
Error Condition – Head Open
Possible Causes – The printhead is not fully closed.
Warning – Ribbon In
Possible Causes – The ribbon is loaded.
Warning – Head Too Hot
Possible Causes – The printhead is over temperature.
Warning – Head Cold
Possible Causes – The printhead is under temperature. Printhead data cable is not properly connected.
Warning – Cutter Jammed
Possible Causes – Cutter blade is in the media path.
Out of Memory
Possible Causes – There is not enough memory to perform the function shown on the second line of the error message.
Zebra 105SL Print Quality Problems
General Print Quality Issue
Possible Causes – You are using an incorrect media and ribbon combination for your application. The printer is set at the incorrect print speed. The printer is set at the incorrect darkness level. The printhead is dirty. There is light printing (or no printing) on the left or right side of the label or the printed image is not sharp.
Gray lines on blank labels with on consistent pattern
Possible Causes – The printhead is dirty.
Light, consistent vertical lines running through all of the labels
Possible Causes – The printhead or platen roller is dirty.
Intermittent creases on the left and right edges of the labels
Possible Causes – There is too much toggle pressure on the printhead.
Possible Causes – The ribbon is not loaded correctly. The darkness setting is incorrect. Incorrect printhead pressure or balance. The media is not feeding correctly. It is “walking” from side to side.
Zebra 105SL Communications
A label format was sent to the printer but not recognized. The DATA light does not flash.
Possible Causes – The communication parameters are incorrect.
A label format was sent to the printer. Several labels print, then the printer skips, misplaces, misses, or distorts the image on the label.
Possible Causes – The host computer is set to EPP parallel communications. The serial communication settings are incorrect.
A label format was sent to the printer but not recognized. The DATA light flashes but no printing occurs.
Possible Causes – The prefix and delimiter characters set in the printer do not match the ones in the label format. Incorrect data is being sent to the printer.
The printer fails to calibrate or detect the top of the label.
Possible Causes – The printer was not calibrated for the label being used. The printer is configured for continuous media. The driver or software configuration is not set correctly.
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