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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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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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Flipper roller turns backwards – Fargo DTC5xx Printer

Fargo DTC510/515/520/525/550 flipper table roller turning the wrong way is caused by one of the following: 1. Your printer has a mag encoder but the setting was turned off 2. Your printer does not have a mag encoder but the … Continue reading

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Card Jam “Mag” – Fargo DTC5xx Printer

Card jam in the mag encoder of your Fargo DTC5xx printer Things to check: Run a magnetic self test from the printer to eliminate the computer or software Try cards from a different batch Manually clean the mag encoder roller … Continue reading

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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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How to manually clean laminator rollers – Fargo DTC550LC

Fargo’s LC unit has been out for many years and has been very reliable in our opinion. When something works, why change it. Card jamming in the laminator can be caused by dirty rollers. It is recommended that you manually … Continue reading

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How to manually clean Fargo DTC550 rollers

We recommend that you manually clean your DTC550 printer every time you change your ribbon. Keeping your rollers clean will help prevent card jamming issues. We recommend using Fargo 82133 cleaning cards Open the printer cover and remove the ribbon … Continue reading

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