Question about Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer
The encoder strip came out of it's slot on back of cartridge,not only do i not know where the slot on back of cartridge is,don't know how to re-attach the strip.Don't know how the strip even came off in 1st place.But without any room to manuver or light enough to see inside how is a person suppose to beable to fix this stuff,when can't afford to have someone fix it for you or totally relace it.Were recieving error code 0502 before strip came out completly.
Any and all help would be apprieciated and pictures would be great if at all possible.Maybe even instructions on how to take the whole thing apart and put it back together.
First unplug your printer...
Lift your printer top, like you are going to change your ink cartridges.
Unplug your scanner & control panel by disconnecting the 3 ribbon cables
Then, you will need a screwdriver (philips head). remove the screws (about 4) from the inside housing cover.
After you have this cover off...
You should be able to see the sides of the cartridge. Take your encoder strip (gently) and thread it through the back of the cartriidges. Note: There are small slits on the side where you can thread.
If the encoder strip has come completely off (there should be tension if it is connected), you will have to located the right and left "pins" to attach it back to. I have a lexmark x-2500 so, mine are on the metal frame. The right end (arrow up) attaches to a metal strip which points straight towards you (a part of the metal frame) with a small notch at the right end and on the left end there's a type of "punchout" pin which is a part of the metal frame. I had to slightly bend the right end pin to the right, just enough to create some tension & keep the encoder strip from popping back off. The left end pin should already be bent out to the left.
Hopefully, this helps someone
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