Question about HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer
Dipu007 has notified me that this could be dirty or disconnected encoder strip or maybe a service station problem, but nothing about where,what and how to fix these problems..
He also advised to notify him of the actions when the printer is powered up from off..I did and the ink cartridges only make one vertical up then down movement. I still need to know how to repair my printer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I hope this helps. There is usually a spring that holds the encoder strip on either or both ends. The have a hole that the spring is inserted in. The hole brakes and the encoder strip comes off. If you have all the parts including the spring you can modify the encoder strip by cutting a piece of strong tape to fit over where the strip was broken. I use packing tape. Poke a hole in it and reinstall encoder strip. You should also be able to buy a new strip but I am not sure. I also would go to an electronic store and find a tool to help. Buy a spring hook. It is designed to help push on and pull off springs and they only should cost a couple bucks USA. I hope this helps, Bill
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
Here is one of the solution for the issue.
check if the serial number of the printer starts with MY66xxxxxx, MY67xxxxxx, or MY68xxxxxx. If your printer has a combination of any one of the above mentioned serial number, then try to replace the ink cartridge and you can replace the printer if it is covered under warranty.
The yellow ink sensor could be corroded and giving a false message.
Posted on May 11, 2008
I had this same exact problem. Try doing:
1. Unplug the power cord from printer.
2. Hold both o.k and Cancel simultaneously.
3. Plug the power cable while holding the buttons.
After I did this my printer reconfigured like it used to do and it was like it was new again.... well new plus a headache a managed to get while reading all these little posts. I hope this helps!
If not try going to this website:
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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Does carriage bash against side when power up? if so encoder strip is dirty or incorrectly seated... plastic strip inside printer lines on it 1cm wide, must sit vertical in slot on carriage
Might be somethin stopping print head from moving along rail, check ink carts are installed correctly and fully, check for paper squashed up left and right inside ends of printer. make sure carriage moves left and right
Try power up without cartridges and just black and just colour cart to eleminate cart faults does error change?
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