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Brother mfc845cw Had a paper jam. I cleared the paper jam, but when I went to print I get an "unable to print 50" error or an "unable to print 30" error. I looked up solutions, one mentioned an encoder strip, but I am not sure how to open up the printer to do that. My unable to print 30/50 problem was fixed after I repositioned the transparent encoder strip. Thaks a lot for the solution. I don't know how to update my posting. Just submit another "I have the same problem".

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See picture how to do that :-)

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The encoder strip is barely visible thru the top in front of the printhead, if you can see it without taking all apart, you use a Q-tip just damp with water and wipe each side as far as you can reach.

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(enlarge the browser window to see pics somewhat better)

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