Category Archives: DTC550

Hopper Empty Error – Fargo DTC550

Take the following steps if your Fargo DTC550 is displaying a Hopper Empty Error: Ensure that you have cards properly loaded and the card weight on top of the cards Reboot the printer Close the hopper door Calibrate the Hopper … Continue reading

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Mag Verification Error – Fargo DTC550

Take the following steps if your Fargo DTC550 is displaying a mag verification error: Run a magnetic self test from the front panel of the printer to determine whether the problem is with the printer or the software Run mag … Continue reading

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Magnetic Self Test – Fargo DTC550

Take the following steps to run a Magnetic Self Test on a Fargo DTC550 printer Ensure that you have Hi Co mag cards properly loaded Press the menu button on the front panel of the printer Select Print Test Image … Continue reading

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Check Lam Error – Fargo DTC550LC

Take the following steps if your Fargo DTC550LC is displaying a Check Lam error: Try a different roll of laminate first Make sure the laminate is loaded correctly and centered on the spools Calibrate the lamination sensor Increase the Manual … Continue reading

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Ribbon Calibration – Fargo DTC550

If your ribbon is breaking or you are having ribbon errors please update your printer driver and firmware and calibrate the ribbon sensor. 1. Go to the printing preferences of the printer 2. Click on the Calibrate tab 3. Click … Continue reading

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Lamination Sensor Calibration – Fargo DTC550LC

Take the following steps to calibrate your Fargo DTC550LC Lamination sensor: Go to your printers and faxes folder, right click on your Fargo DTC550 and choose printing preferences Click on the Calibrate tab Click on the Sensor Tab Follow the … Continue reading

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Ribbon Breaking – Fargo DTC550

There are two ways a ribbon can break. It can either be a straight cut or a jagged tear. If the ribbon break is a straight cut: 1. Run a self test from the printer to determine if the issue … Continue reading

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Head Lift Error – Fargo DTC550

A Fargo DTC550  “head lift” error is usually caused by an O ring that has failed. Please contact an Authorized Fargo Repair center to have the O ring replaced.

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How to manually clean the Mag Roller – Fargo DTC5xx Printer

Fargo’s Clean Printer utility in the driver does not clean the mag encoder roller. Keeping the encoder roller clean prevents card jams in the mag encoder and mag verification errors. Take the following steps to manually clean the Mag Roller … Continue reading

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Won’t Feed Cards – Fargo DTC550

If your Fargo DTC550 will not feed cards, take the following steps Check to make sure that the card thickness gauge is set to the correct height Make sure that the card weight is on top of the cards Check … Continue reading

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