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Canon S520 printer won't print

When I turn on printer the carridge bangs on the end and the orange light flashes one time between green flashes

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    my printer would not prin anything whit black

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There is a encoder strip in the printer to which the cartridge head carriage reads .if this encoder strip is dusty or loose the carriage cannot read so it bangs from left to right.and due to this printer cannot get set to its position.and the orange error light blinks.that transperant long strip with blacl vertical lines on it has to be checked.

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