It says the printer head cant move and to turn it off and on. when i do and then print the printer head seems to wobble a bit and some of the print comes out twice, like if it is text and the word is "bin" it prints "binn"
do i need to buy a new printer or is there a simple fix? please help! x
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Re: printer head wobble
Dear it seems a simple printer driver problem. I suggest you that if you have printer driver cd-rom than uninstall printer driver from add & remove program in control panel and than restart the system and unplug the printer from the usb port. Than insert the printer cd-rom and follow the instruction. And when it ask to connect printer to usb port at that time connect the printer to usb port and power it on. and let it get installed properly as per the instruction ok. This might get resolve your problem. if not kindly revert it to me.
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the error means that the print head can't travel across the paper. When you turn the printer on, it should try to move the head across the paper. If it can't, you get this error. Open the front, and check that nothing is blocking the printhead from moving. If nothing is, it may move just a bit. Unplug the printer while it's trying to move the head, and manually (gently) move the head. If it's stiff, you may need to lubricate the shaft (1 drop sewing machine oil).
Make sure that the head can move on the carriage bar as this indicates a head assembly lock or jam. Make sure all the paper paths are clear and there is no tiny piece of paper stuck. Power it back on. If this does not resolve then you will need a visit to the repair shop or buy a new printer which is probably cheaper!
heres the problem from service manual: error 5100, a error occured in your encoder signal, it list 4 things in the serice manual.
carriage unit. carriage motor, logic board, timing **** film.
ok my first thing i would look at is the film that runs directly behind the print head i would think it is dirty. just turn on printer and get print head to the middle and turn off machine, gentle move print head to one side and gentle clean the film strip with a cloth with a little metho on it, move print head to other side and clean other part of ****.
i reckon that will fix your problem its a common problem they tend to get a bit of grease on the timming ****.
The printhead not moving to the left I think I can solve. Open the top cover, the yellow light on the paper feed button wil come on solid, press and HOLD this button until you hear the print head assembly make some noises (about 10 to 20 seconds) then release the button and then the printheads will move and park on the left so you can remove the printhesd(s)
Error code 5100 refers to blockage along the print path. While this could be a number of things, simple remedies may include lubricating the slider rod where the print head moves along. This could be as simple as a drop of oil, cleaning and checking no paper bits or accumulated dust/ dirt or grime. Another area to check is the waste in pad. This would be the white receptacle below the print heads when in park position. On certain instances, the sponge may be dislocated and would simply require moving back in place. At other times, there could be obstruction blocking the print heads resting in the correct park position. This again could be dirt,grime, bits of paper, paperclips, staplers, or even gummed up or dried ink.
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I don't know if this will help but your problem sounds like one I had with a C82 model. On the right side of the printer below where the print head rests is a small plastic suction tube. This tube can become disconnected and will prevent the printer from printing. Check to see if this is your problem. In the picture the red circle shows where the tube connects and the yellow shows the tube.