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Plastic piece came loose inside printer

A plastic piece came loose inside my Epson C42UX. I was able to get it back together once before and get it working but now I can't remember if the piece had a spring attached to it or what. As you face the front of the printer the problem is on the right hand side in the area where the clear plastic ink tube attaches. There is another plastic piece that is attached with a spring in the back portion of the area. However, I can't seem to get this other plastic piece to fit. I can't remember whether it requires a spring or not. It appears to attach in the front portion of the area I'm referring to. Help.

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  • Bzh29 Oct 19, 2008

    seems I got the same issue

    did you fix yours?

    Rgds

  • james fenton Feb 02, 2009

    I have The same problem don't know how to refit part and spring. a picture of the inside would be really helpful.

  • james fenton Feb 02, 2009

    I Have the same problem can't figure out how to put the part and spring back into the printer. a picture of the inside a good c42 would help.cheers

  • bi_chan Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with my epson stylus c42 .. but the printer head is stuck in the parking mechanism .. how can I get it out ?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    we got the stapler open and there is loose pieces inside a plastic piece and a spring. Is there a diagram so we can see where these pieces belong?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    we got the stapler apart there were loose pieces inside a plastic piece and a spring. Can we get a diagram of the parts so we can see where they go.

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The parking mechanism front spring has a tendency to come off in the C4x family of printers. Re-attaching it is a fiddly task not covered in the service manual. The pictures show: a general shot of the parking mechanism from the front; a shot of the actuation lever, illustrating where the front spring attaches to it; a view into the empty parking mechanism compartment showing where the lug is to which the bottom end of the front sprint attaches; a suggested tool for re-attaching the front spring, made from a large paper clip.

Proceed as follows, using a torch where necessary: lift the parking mechanism out its holder; be careful not to detach the drain pipe. Using the tool, attach one end ofPlastic piece came loose inside printer - 50f32be.gif54a980Plastic piece came loose inside printer - 88c5669.gifs=88c5669.gif9145528.gif the spring to the lug at the bottom of the parking mechanism compartment. Remove the tool and leave the spring laying at the bottom with one end attached to the lug. Replace the parking mechanism in its holder, with the actuation lever in place. Now for the fiddly bit! Peer into the compartment to locate the free end of the spring and get the tool on it. Pull the spring until you can put the free end over the lug on the actuation lever. Remove the tool.

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