Getting printer stall code on screen...
The encoder strip is most likely the problem. Unplug the power from the printer. Open the front cover and move the cartridge carrier to the center. You should see a white ribbon cable, a thin plastic strip and a black belt with teeth.
The thin plastic strip is the encoder strip. It rides in a sensor on the back of the cartridge carrier that you will not be able to see. Reach in with the first finger of either hand and carefully strum the strip as if playing a guitar.
The strip will need to be lowered slightly and brought towards you slightly. Please be careful not to break the strip or your printer will not function. Once you believe the strip is set correctly, plug the power back and try printing the self test.
To self-test the printer, please follow the steps given below:
1. Press and hold the "Plus" (+) button. While holding it
down, press the "Scan" button. Once the screen changes, release both buttons.
The screen will display the firmware version until the buttons are released.
Then it will display 0: Button test.
2. Press the "Plus" (+) button once. The screen will display
"Single Test Page."
3. Press the "Menu" button.
The self-test should at least print out a set of either black
or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black
installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, try it again without
cartridges installed. If the self-test
still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across
the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If
the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test
again with the color cartridge installed. (If you have both black and color
cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge
installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail,
please let us know.
If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other
print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality
issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are
based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's
If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer
hardware is not at fault.
Oct 03, 2009 |
Lexmark X5250 All-In-One InkJet Printer