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Pizma mp160 The thin plastic strip that runs behind the cartridges has come loose. Can anyone tell me how to reattach it?

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  • loissoll Sep 27, 2008

    Thank you for the response, but I guess the difference of brand makes a difference. I couldn't see the kind of connections you're talking about. I couldn't figure out how to get the top of the printer off either.

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I just fixed this problem on a Lexmark X3350. All you have to do is feed it behind the cartridges through the grooves and hook it on one end and then on the other with a small spring. The notch with the small print in it also rests on a small metal post to make sure it doesn't go too far in either direction. It makes it a lot easier if you take apart the top to get in there. Of course this was done on a Lexmark X3350, but it should be the same principal.

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