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Piece has fallen out of printer

Help! I long, thin piece of plastic has fallen out of my printer. It has a hole on each end, and I can see hooks on both sides of the printer that it might hook too. However, when I try to run this thing piece behind the ink cartridges, it appears to be too long. Does anyone know what this piece is? I know that when I try to print now the cartridges slam up against the left side of the printer and then refuse to move again. Does anyone know how to put this piece back in my printer? Thanks!

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Yea I had the exact same problem with my Lexmark X1185
Was very lucky I didnt throw out the clear strip thingie before learning what it was :)

Anyways the strip itself passes through a shader sensor located on the rear or the cartridge carrier.( see pic 1 ) .


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The second picture shows everything else in close detail Including which side of strip goes where.

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Pay attention to the spring (circled in yellow) because i believe it is the cause of the whole problem...The spring end was pulled straight or has too little tension .

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This same piece gets dirty and needs to be cleaned every once and a while. If you get misaligned test prints or jagged text, clean this strip & print will be crisp and sharp again.

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It actually is a sensor so that the printer knows where the print head physically is. it actually goes "Through" the carriage that holds the ink cartridge and links over both extreme sides of the printer. it's usually got a spring on one side or the other, so you may have to pull carefully on the one tab to make it fit properly. take a peek and see if you can find where it should go .. i can get you some pix if you require...

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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Google your printer, try pcappliancerepair.com. This item goes from one side of your printer to the other, passing through the cartridges holder. Look for the places it attaches. You may have to move the cartridge holder to the center to install the plastic.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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Repair ACER Keyboard


Many a times, laptop's keys fell off the keyboard or it gets damaged. Don't fret on buying a whole new keyboard when you can repair the keys yourself.
This is an installation guide to repair keys of Acer’s laptop keyboard.

You should have a key cap and 2 or more retainer clips (plastic pieces), that goes underneath the key cap.

To install the key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing the metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal hooks at the top.

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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top corners, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The top holes are going to go into the top metal hooks on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar with larger hole at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger plastic piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. The smooth part of the plastic piece faces away from the keyboard.

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Place the smaller plastic piece onto the larger plastic piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

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Insert the top plastic sticks into the top metal holes and the bottom bar into the bottom metal hook on the keyboard. Get a thin object or a blade and stretch the plastic pieces downwards to insert completely.

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Take your letter key cap, put it in the middle of the plastic pieces and push down evenly from all four sides.

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That's all to repair ACER keyboard key.

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If your keys fell off from your keyboard, you can easily repair it by following the installation guide below.

You should have a key cap, one large and one small plastic pieces (retainer clips).

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Take the larger plastic piece, it must have two larger sticks at either sides that are going to click onto the larger metal hooks on the keyboard.

Take the small plastic piece. It must have a small bar on one side that is going to click onto the smaller single metal hook on the keyboard.

Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. Make it one piece.

Put the plastic piece into the metal holes on the keyboard. Push it evenly to insert completely. Get a thin object or blade and stretch the plastic pieces so that it clicks together.

Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.

That's all.

Source: http://www.laptopkey.com

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