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The ribbed belt came off on one end how do i get it back on? canon mp 210

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Typically, one end of the carriage belt is stationary relative to the chassis and the other has some kind of spring mounting for  the idler so the slight natural stretching of the belt is compensated for.
You may have to remove the housing to access both drive gear and idler. This may be a teeth-gritting job since housings are often snapped together and are a little tough to remove.   If you do, check for the plastic band that the unit uses to determine position of the carriage and with a soft cloth or paper towel moistened with some window cleaner, pince the band gently and clean the length of it. These tend to get soiled with time and the unit needs it clean to find its position.
Don't be surprised if the carriage slams against one or the other end when first turned back on. If it is positioned in its normal park area, this shouldn't be a problem.

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