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R200 jammed carriage Grinding belt

Thanks for responding.

I've always been able to slide the carriage. The belt moves with it. Very smooth, no resistance.

The belt isn't broken because it transports the carriage now as good as it ever has-- for ink loading and for all the many back and forth startup gyrations.

The belt is what causes the grinding. The teeth on the belt seem to be being forced over a locked gear causing the grinding.

Any other ideas?

Thank you.
~Dan




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That's interesting... try to reseat the cartridges and make sure cartridge cover snaps when you close it. check for foreign objects inside the printer. You can check for parts if you need to replace one from a distributor, go to compassmicro.com

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