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A THIN plastic strip about 1/4 X 16 INCHES LONG HAS BECOME SEPRATED FROM MY X4270 PLEASE ADVISE HOW TO FIX

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Hi,

This clear plastic strip is responsible for telling the print head where it is horizontally. Pls note that it has black stripes almost like bar codes. Both ends of this encoder strip normally would have holes for hooking up to lock tabs on both ends. What is important is that this strip is embedded in a slot at the back of the print head that reads the bar codes/locations.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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