Category Archives: Fargo Printer

Persona C30e User Guides – Translated

Persona C30e

If you are looking for a Persona C30e id card printer user guide in a different language, Fargo has just completed translation into the following:

      German

 

      Portuguese

 

      Spanish

 

      French

 

      Italian

 

    Korean

Contact our id card experts and they will be happy to provide you with a copy of the guide needed.

For further information about id card software or id card printer systems, contact our id card experts toll free at 888-485-4696.

Upgrading the Printer Firmware on your C30 or DTC400 Printer

Here are the steps to upgrading your printer firmware:

1. Go to www.fargosupport.com and download the current firmware into a new folder on your computer. The file will be in a zip format so you will want to unzip it in the folder you have created.

2. Open the Fargo Workbench Printer Utility. You will see the following:

Printer Printing Preferences

3. Open the print spooler. Select File to Print and browse your computer to locate the firmware file you downloaded and saved into the new folder. The firmware is a .frm file.

Fargo Workbench Printer Utility

4. Prepare the printer for the firmware upgrade by pressing and holding down the Pause and Power buttons at the same time. At the same time, plug in the power. You should see the Power and Pause buttons blinking.

5. Go back to the Workbench screen and select Send File To Printer. At this time, the lights will flash fast as the Firmware is updating.

6. When the Firmware is updated, the printer will restart and the lights will remain solid while on.

7. You have completed the update.

For additonal information about Fargo printers, contact our id card specialists. They will be able to assist you with Persona C30e or Fargo DTC400e printer questions.

Fargo DTC525 – Printer Front Panel Not Functioning

DTC525

Following is a question received from our technical support response team:

Question:

Our Fargo DTC525 printer has a problem. Our front panel buttons do not work. The LCD display is fine, however.

Answer:

It sounds as if your front panel control is not working. You need to have a service repair provided on the printer. Contact your solutions provider for details on repair procedures.

For additional information about the current Fargo printer models, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo 500 Series Print Quality

DTC525

Following is a question received from our technical support response team:

Question:

We have a Fargo Printer. Generally the print quality on the card is good and there are no lines or streaks like that indicating print head damage. We do get what I can only call a smudge on the first 1/2 inch of the card. Any ideas?

Answer:

You might go to the print driver settings to change the way the printer prints the card. This can be found in the printing preferences. Go to the device options tab and choose “rotate front 180 degrees”. Then print a card. This may fix the problem.

If not, try downloading the latest print driver from Fargo.

If the problem persists, contact your solutions provider for technical assistance or the Fargo Technical Support line at 800-459-5636 for specific repair information.

For additional information about the current Fargo printer models, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo DTC525 – Please Wait Message

DTC525

Following is a question received from our technical support response team:

Question:

When we turned on the printer and wanted to print a self test, the LCD display provides a please wait message for quite a long time. Nothing is happening with the printer. What is the issue?

Answer:

If you are running the self test from the LCD panel on the printer and not from the print driver on the computer, you may have a problem with your main control board in the printer.

If the problem persists, contact your solutions provider for technical assistance or the Fargo Technical Support line at 800-459-5636 for specific repair information.

For additional information about the current Fargo printer models, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo Printer – Printer Continues to Restart

DTC525

Following is a question received from our technical support response team:

Question:

We have a Fargo Printer. When we turn the printer on, in continues to restart rather than going to the main menu on our LCD screen. The printer booting sequence does not complete and continues to restart. We are unable to print at all.

Answer:

We would recommend to try to update the firmware for this printer from the Fargo website.

Update the print driver to the most current version from this site as well.

Run a test card from the LCD panel if the printer starts after your updates. If successful, run a test card from the print driver on the computer.

If the problem persists, contact your solutions provider for technical assistance or the Fargo Technical Support line at 800-459-5636 for specific repair information.

For additional information about the current Fargo printer models, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo DTC525 – Card Not Fed Error

DTC525

Following is a question received from our technical support response team:

Question:

We have a Fargo DTC525 printer. The PVC cards we use to not feed off of the hopper. What steps do we take?

Answer:

Make sure that your hopper card thickness guage (located on the right side of the hopper) is set to 30 ml or above if you are using standard 30 ml PVC cards.

It is also recommended that you clean the printer with a Fargo printer cleaning kit for this printer.

Also check to make sure to check your PVC cards. Sometimes they have too much static and can stick together not allowing them to feed. Fan the cards before placing them back in the hopper to make sure they are not sticking. In this process, try not to touch the printing surface of the cards as oils from skin will cause defective printing results.

If the problem persists, contact your solutions provider for technical assistance or the Fargo Technical Support line at 800-459-5636 for specific repair information.

For additional information about the current Fargo printer models, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo DTC400 Printer Jam

DTC400

Following is a question received from our technical support response team:

Question:

My Fargo DTC400 printer will jam frequently during print jobs. We need to know what to do to eliminate this error.

Answer:

The DTC400 has an o ring that drives the card feed rollers. There has been frequent issues with older models of Fargo DTC400 printers where the o ring has stretched or broken. Issues with the o ring cause irregular feed roller issues, ribbon breakage or misalignment of print registration.

The first step is to do a ribbon sensor calibration. This can be done through your print driver using the directions in our link.

If the problem persists, the DTC400 came with a two year manufacturer warranty that may still provide repair assistance. Contact your solutions provider for technical assistance or the Fargo Technical Support line at 800-459-5636 for specific repair information.

For additional information about the Fargo DTC400e, Persona C30e or other Fargo printers, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Fargo Replacement Printhead Warranty

Fargo Printhead

Fargo id card printers use a printhead to burn color onto the PVC card as it passes through the printer. This process produces the colorful identification cards and membership cards that you carry in your wallet.

Occasionally, it is necessary to replace the printhead. You will often need to replace the printhead when you see a small white horizontal line consistantly in your printed cards.

The replacement printhead as a one year limited warranty. The replacement warranty is subject to review by Fargo Electronics Technical Support Team.

This means that the printhead would need to be returned to Fargo by way of an RMA. If they deem that the printhead was internally defective, they warranty the part. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer.

If you have additional questions about this warranty or other card printer questions, contact our id card experts toll free at 888-485-4696. For additional information about the Fargo DTC400e, Persona C30e or other Fargo printers, let our id card experts provide you with a free consultation.

Card Feed Error on a DTC525 and DTC 550 Printer

Fargo Fargo DTC550

When printing pvc cards with a Fargo DTC525 card printer or a Fargo DTC550 card printer, the LCD screen may display that a card feed error has occurred when a print job stops printing cards. Steps to follow to correct the card feed error and continue card printing are as follows:

1. Clean the printer with a printer cleaning kit. Make sure that all of the rollers are cleaned well.

2. Check and replace the card cleaner roller that is attached to the blue cleaner roller cartridge. This is located in the inside right hand side of the printer. Make sure that the cleaner roller cartridge is seated all the way down into the the slot.

3. Check your PVC cards for extensive static that can cause the cards to stick together and not feed properly.

4. Make sure the card thickness guage on the right hand side of the card hopper is set to the proper card thickness for the cards you are using.

For information about the Fargo DTC550 or other Fargo printers, contact us for a free consultation at 888-485-4696.