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Electrical The printer starts up perfect but when I than pess the print button the printerhead rapedly gos to the left side and the power turns off. Can you solv this? Thanks Jan-Henric Andersson, SWEDEN

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The printhead may have lost it's connection to one of the flat ribbon cables that normally goes into the back where a small circuit board and sensor read the printhead's location.

The cable is brown, very thin & wide and needs to be pushed carefully back into the receiver to get a connection.

This is just a guess but it's a similar behaviour to the C86 which did this when my CIS knocked the ribbon cable out of position and the printhead became "lost" or "blind".

Hope that helps.

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