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Spring left over

I took the ink pad assembly out and now I don't know where to hook the spring.

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I presume you are talking about the print head parking mechanism. The front spring is usually the one to come off. If you look at the parking mechanism you will see an L-shaped piece of plastic on the front of the parking mechanism. At its far right-hand end there is a knob.This is where one end of the spring attaches. The other end is deep inside the parking mechanism, but the knobby little bit at the bottom shows you where the spring attaches.Make a little hook tool from a large paper clip. Fasten the spring on the lower knob, then get hold of the top end of the spring with your paper clip tool and pull it onto the top knob. That's it - the printer should now work

If this information is not what you want, please respond and I will send you more detailed information.

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Several conditions may cause the error message Machine Error 30 to be displayed on the LCD. This error may be the result of one of the following:
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  • Both of the springs located on each side of the carriage is out of place.
  • The cartridge covers may not be locked securely in place.

Please follow the instructions listed below to correct this problem:

  1. Press the INK button on the Control Panel.

  2. Using the dial pad, press 2 (Replace Ink). The display will prompt you PLS OPEN COVER.

  3. Pull the Scanner Cover release lever located under the Control Panel and lift the Scanner cover. The carriage should move to the left in order to replace the ink. If the carriage does not move to the left, your machine will require service.

  4. After the carriage moves to the left, press down each cartridge cover and remove all ink cartridges from the machine. There are 2 springs located on each side of the carriage that hold the print head against the carriage assembly. They are thin silver springs approximately 64mm or 2 1/2 inches, set at an angle.

  5. If the spring is out of place, press the spring back into place. You can use the spring on the opposite side of the carriage as a guide as to the correct position.

  6. If the spring is not out of place, reinstall each ink cartridge.

  7. After installing the ink cartridges, close the covers and verify they are securely locked into place. Your machine then prepares for a head cleaning and goes online. The LCD screen prompts you to verify if a new ink cartridge was inserted for each color you removed. For example, DID YOU CHANGE BLCK 1. YES 2. NO.

  8. Press 2 (No).
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The unit should then return to date and time. If Machine Error 30 continues to appear on the display, your unit will require service.

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This is a easy problem... Have any question call 972-907-9771 x311
51e9bbd.jpg ATTENTION Hammer springs and hammer tips are fragile. Do not touch the hammer springs or tips. Handle hammer springs by the
thick mounting base only. Apply pressure only to the mounting base.
NOTE: Replace a hammer spring assembly only if there is visible damage or broken parts can be seen in the assembly.
5. Remove the mounting screws from the old hammer spring assembly. (See Figure 18, page 367.)
6. Handling the hammer spring assembly by the mounting base only, gently pry the old hammer spring assembly off its
mounting pins. (See Figure 18, page 367.)
7. Inspect the hammer bank and the old hammer spring assembly:
a. If there is ink on the hammer bank mounting surface, the hammer spring assembly mounting surface, or the hammer
spring neck or tines, reinstall the old hammer spring assembly and replace the shuttle frame assembly (page 405).
b. If the old hammer spring assembly and the hammer bank are free of ink, install the new hammer spring assembly
1. Using a clean dry cloth, wipe the hammer spring mounting surface on the hammer bank. Make sure the cloth does not
leave lint on the hammer bank.
ATTENTION Hammer springs and hammer tips are fragile. Do not touch the hammer springs or tips. Handle hammer springs by the
thick mounting base only. Apply pressure only to the mounting base.
NOTE: Replace a hammer spring assembly only if there is visible damage or you see broken parts in the assembly.
2. Handling it by the mounting base only, remove the new hammer spring assembly and mounting screws from the box.
3. Handling the hammer spring assembly by the mounting base only, carefully position it on the hammer bank mounting pins.
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5. Install the hammer bank cover assembly (page 354).
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7. Install the ribbon and load paper.
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Removing the top of the printer may prove challenging but looking around for a service manual should provide the hints on screws to remove and tabs to press to get it off.

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3. Remove the spring guides on the print head. One on each side, Held in my one torx screw.
4. Remove the spring bracked assembly on the left side of the printer, it puts pressure on the XY axis motor to position the print head. Just pop it off and position it up and to the left of the bracket.
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Take your time, probably should take about an hour. Just to it carefully and methodically.

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