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Canon MP210 Printer... the plastic band the senses the ..........

The plastic band that senses the position of the carriage has come off while i was putting the drive belt back on. How do i put the band back on?

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Canon MP210 printer: There's a 3/16" wide by 16"


Yes. That is the encoder strip.

Gently connect the strip on either end behind the carriage rod. The strip has an "L" on one side and a dot on the other. Be sure you put the "L" side on the left. There is a small **** behind the printer head that you must slide the encoder strip through before attaching.

After connecting, if the strip needs cleaning, moisten a clean cloth or tissue with water, then gently grasp the strip between the thumb and forefinger, and carefully pull the moistened cloth along the entire length of the strip in a right-to-left direction. Repeat this step with a different portion of the cloth to ensure that all foreign matter is removed.

Allow the encoder strip to dry, or gently dry the encoder strip with a clean, dry cloth or tissue. Position the cradle near the center, and then plug the power cord in the printer. Close the top cover to allow the print cartridge cradle to move bac.

Hope this helps.

Nov 05, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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My son pulled a long gray stip from the printer and the ink holder go back and forth quick i think it came from the brown bands

this strip is like a sensor when the ink move it sense the place on the carriage
you need to take the printer to service or you can buy the part and change it yourself

Nov 04, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Error 5100

5100 is a Carriage Home Position Error.
Clean the plastic strip that runs the length of the carriage, it may be contaminated.
Use alcohol and a swab.
Then clean the contact strip of your ink head cartridges, replace it on the carriage then move the carriage end to end and position it on the center.
Now reboot the printer ..
it should work
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May 27, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 InkJet Printer

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I just installed new cartridges (3rd set) and printer still says ink is low. How can that be? Is there something I can do to reset the printer color and black buttons. They show yellow instead of green....

If you replaced the cartridges with genuine Canon cartridges then there's probably a build up of ink under the cartridge carriage. Pull out all the cartridges and lift up the carriage. Clean it using a non alcohol cleaner. While you're at it put some cleaner on a folded up paper towel and wipe the ink reservoir located on the right hand side, where the carriage sits when idle. If you replaced your Canon cartridges with off brand cartridges then you might not have changed the chips over. On the old cartridges there's a tiny chip glued to the plastic in front. This chip must be popped off and snapped onto the new cartridge. Good luck

Apr 06, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 InkJet Printer

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Printer light is flashing.

5100 is a carriage error, check the timing strip for contamination(plastic strip about 1/4" in width) The unit is not homing, check for obstructions.

Mar 27, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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E22 error on Pixma MP210

I had this problem as well. After turning on, there'd eventually be a whirring noise followed up by a "CLUNK" noise, and then I'd get the e22 message. Took it down to a local printer place and the guy had a quick look.

- If you open up the printer so that the ink moves to the left, you should see the white plastic cleaning bed all the way to the right. The guy showed me how this thing can be snapped into an up and down position. Mine was stuck in an up position, therefore after the guy pushed it down everything was hunky dory.

Apparently it was cos the printer needs to do a cleaning cycle before it does anything else, so with the cleaning bed in the stuck position it couldn't do it. Hope this helps.

Mar 03, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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

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.

Jan 18, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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924 Printer

Does it look like a strip of clear plastic with very fine vertical lines?
Or, does it have teeth molded into it?

The former is used to determine the position of the carriage and is normally mounted through a narrow slot in the carriage and should have small holes at the ends.
One of these ends will be mounted on an immobile hook, the other will have some kind of spring to maintain a little tension on the band.
These will be located at opposite ends of the printer beyond the normal travel of the carriage.
Some printers want these oriented in a particular way; front/back left/right but most don't care much how they are mounted.
Look for markings that might indicate a specific orientation.

If it has teeth, it ain't a band :-( it's the drive belt and the printer will have to come apart to replace it with one that doesn't have any 'ends.'
Don't know the specifics of your printer and the difficulty in replacing these varies widely, depending on the stupidity of the designers.

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