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Carriage stopper I believe the carriage stopper fell off. How do I put it back on? It doesn't look like anything is broken.

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The printhead is the part that moves back and forth. It is stopped electronically. There are no "stops" per se. What does the part look like? If everything works properly, it could be a forien object, that is, something that was not actually part of the machine.

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