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Please use this troubleshooting guide if you are experiencing issues with a Kiosk printer.  If the issue is unable to be resolved by following the steps below, please submit a Service Request for Kiosk Maintenance.


Kiosks are installed with a Citizen CL-S400DT Thermal Label and Barcode Printer with an accompanying Auto Cutter.  Images of the unit are found below:


Printer Front View
  • Power on/off switch is found on the front of the unit.
Printer Back View
  • Power in cable socket (large socket).
  • USB in.
Printer Top View
  • LCD status screen will display errors if the power LED is red.
  • POWER LED is found on the bottom left of the LCD status screen (circled).

Printer User Manuals

Printer user manuals can be found at the end of this article.

  • Refer pages 51-53 of the Citizen CL-S400DT Thermal Label and Barcode Printer User Manual for troubleshooting tips.
  • Refer page 15 of the Citizen CL-S400DT Auto Cutter User Manual for troubleshooting tips.


Common issues


Paper jam?

  • Press grey button to open lid.
  • Check roller to see if sticky, and if so, clean.
  • Ensure paper is aligned correctly by using the black paper guides to move the roll from left to right.


Printer light flashing red?

  • When an abnormal condition is detected with the printer, an alarm sounds and the POWER LED lights up (red) to indicate the type of error.  The LCD screen will indicate the error message.
  • Please refer to page 20 of the Citizen CL-S400DT Thermal Label and Barcode Printer User Manual to identify the error and the appropriate resolution.


Printer cables connected?

  • Ensure power cable at the rear of the printer is firmly in place.
  • Ensure power cable is firmly connected into the power board.
  • Ensure USB cable at rear of the printer is firmly in place.
  • Ensure USB cable is connected firmly into the PC.


Printer out of paper?

  • Check paper roll. Is it out of paper?  If so, press grey button to open lid and change the roll.
  • Ensure the roll is lined up correctly by using the black paper guides to move the roll from left to right.  Refer to the Citizen CL-S400DT Thermal Label and Barcode Printer User Manual for further instructions.


Still not working?

  • Restart the kiosk by powering the PC off by pressing the blue power button located at the front of the PC. Wait 30 seconds and power PC back on.  Check printer to see if this resolves the issue.
  • If the printer is still not functioning after attempting the troubleshooting tips above, please raise a Service Request for Kiosk Maintenance.