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How to Change the Printhead for a Paxar Monarch Printer

How to Change the Printhead for a Paxar Monarch Printer
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By John Stevens, eHow Contributing Writer
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The Paxar Monarch printer is specially designed to produce printed bar codes, labels and tags. Within the printer is a one-piece "printhead." This printhead has a finite lifespan and must therefore be periodically replaced. A worn printhead is typically associated with printed shadows, smearing and abnormally dark printing. Fortunately, replacing the printhead takes only a few minutes and requires no tools.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
  1. Step 1

    Turn off the printer.

  2. Step 2

    Raise the printer's access panel to expose the printhead.

  3. Step 3

    Rotate the printhead's retaining latch, located on the side of the printhead's housing, in a clockwise direction to unlock the printhead.

  4. Step 4

    Press the two latches on the top of the printhead's housing towards the printer and downward to cause the printhead to drop down.

  5. Step 5

    Lift the printhead assembly out of the printer to expose the printhead's wiring harness on the bottom of the printhead.

  6. Step 6

    Unplug the wiring harness from the bottom of the printhead.

  7. Step 7

    Touch a metal surface, such as the metal base of the printer, before handling the new printhead, as it is sensitive to static electricity.

  8. Step 8

    Plug the wiring harness into the bottom of the replacement printhead.

  9. Step 9

    Align the printhead with the tabs inside the its housing, then press the printhead into the housing until it clicks into place.

  10. Step 10

    Close the printer's access panel, then turn on the printer.

  11. Step 11

    Press the "Feed/Cut" button on the printer's control panel to align the printhead.