Question about HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One InkJet Printer
How to replace encoder strip
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hp psc 2410 problem
you can order all components of an HP product from HP's website or through phone.This is the best way to solve your problem. Your question is not complete...though I would suggest you to visit HP's support web page ad all information is available on error codes. This could do more than my advise.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
SOURCE: encoder strip part c8941-80005
an encoder strip is seriously easy to replace! the strip rides thru a sensor on the ink cartridge carriage. one end hooks on to a small "hook"" on the left side of the plotter. the other end connects to a small "hook" on the encoder strip spring which connects to the right side of the plotter. Most manufacturers consider anything inside the case to be "not user replaceable". but really, its harder to keep the pictbridge bezel (cover) from falling out than it is to replace the encoder strip.
in response to jktyler.. my 2 year old did the same. if the small slots on the ends of the encoder strip are broken, then the strip is definitely damaged.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Typically, HPs have one fixed hook for the hole at the end and for the other end, a spring steel piece with a hook. Take a good look at the carriage; it will have a vertical slot, located toward the innermost part of it through which he strip needs to pass. Either take the strip (clean it gently while it's out), push it through the carriage while it is centered and look along its possible path for the hook arrangements. I don't know your particular printer but some of them require removal of the case to access those points. If you have a longish tweezer, you may be able to fish it into place (using a flashlight) anyhow. Be sure to fasten the spring-end first since the fixed end will not give and you risk tearing the mounting hole otherwise.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Is the carriage rail clean, and lightly lubricated?
Cheat the door switch and observe the carriage moving at boot up.
(Keep your fingers out of the way!)
See if you can spot where it sticks.
Sometimes the printhead capping unit / service station seizes up, and the carriage cannot leave / return to the home position.
This model was not one of their best.... Good luck
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
SOURCE: My Hp z6100 carriage jamms
Maybe u need another encoder strip If u dammaged the strip while cleaning.I've cleaned mine only once with water and a soft a wet clout.Cleaning must be verry gently
Posted on Aug 19, 2011
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