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I disconnected the encoder/timing strip/encoding strip from my Canon Pixma MX320 and now I can't figure out how to put it back. There is a spring on one end but not on the other. I connected the loop of the spring to a metal tab on the left side of the printer. The right side of the encoder has a hole in it, so I hooked that onto a metal tab on the right side of the printer. I threaded the encoder through the print head like you're supposed to, but once both side were connected, it was still really loose and droopy and just flew off as soon as the print head moved under its own power.

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SOURCE: Canon PIXMA MP480. Print head slams all the way

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp480#ServiceAndSupport

The above is a link where you can enter '5100' and it will return 3 possible solutions for the error code 5100.


Reset the device when it is not functioning properly. If the device is not functioning properly or to clear memory, reset it.

  1. On the operator panel, press the button. (The display will go blank.)

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON button does not shut off the printer.

  2. Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the button again.

  3. Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before submitting another job request.

    Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord and retry if the above steps do not clear the error.
--- Secondly, it says that it could have 'packing' material in the printer when new, blocking the movement of the printhead, but I don't think that's the case since you say the carriage seems to move freely.

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Hardware error 0502 from A dell 940


Here is how to fix error 502.

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» Reposition the Encoder Strip on the A940 All-In-One Printer
To reposition the encoder strip, perform the following steps:
  1. Remove the power cord from the unit.
  2. Lift the lid of the unit, just below the scanner portion of the All-In-One, to expose the inside of the unit where the printer cartridges are located.
  3. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.

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Figure 1: Out-of-position encoder strip

  1. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
  2. Using your index finger, gently push encoder strip down and then back up to get it back into the slot located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.
new_note.jpg Note: There is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into, which is located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.

While working with the encoder strip, check it for dust or any unclean spots. If any detected, try to clean the strip by wiping it gently with clean cloth.
  1. Gently press the strip first to the rear and then forward to ensure that it is seated correctly.
  2. Manually move the ink cartridge carrier to the left, then to the right to check the positioning of the encoder strip.

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Figure 2: Correctly seated encoder strip

new_note.jpg Note: If the encoder strip moves at all, it has NOT been repositioned correctly.

  1. Once the encoder strip has been re-seated, close the lid to the unit.
  2. Re-connect the power supply to the All-In-One.
  3. Press the Power button. If the encoder strip was re-seated correctly, the Hardware Error: 502 code will not appear.

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P02 (Carriage error)
  1. Make sure no foreign material stuck to the print head railway.
  2. Clean and check the print head encoder strip cable (timing **** film or encoder strip is a white line on the back of the box set of ink lines may be missing or mess up the ink.
visit this link for more info
http://pcmediks.blogspot.com/2010/10/canon-pixma-mp258-error-code.html

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


Hello.

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.

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When I turn the printer on the ink cartridges slam to the right of the printer and won't move again.


Most likely the encoder strip is dirty and the print cartridge can't tell where it is in the printer. If you look in the printer through the paper feed area you should be able to see a clear plastic strip running along the back of the printer that is attached to the print cartridge carriage. Wet a q-tip and GENTLY rub along the front face of the encoder strip. You should be getting black to grey material on your q-tip. Continue until the q-tip comes out clean. Take a dry q-tip and dry the water off the encoder strip. Turn on the machine and see if it figures itself out. If it does it would be a good idea to clean the part of the strip where the cartridge carriage was.

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Error 600 canon mx320


Error code [6000] or light blinking 3 times.
1. Smearing or scratches on the LF encoder. Please clean the LF encoder.
2. Foreign material or paper debris in the LF drive. Please remove any foreign materials if encounter.
3. Check cable connection.
4. Replace LF encoder or Logic Board

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Solucion para error 6000


Error code [6000] or light blinking 3 times.
1. Smearing or scratches on the LF encoder. Please clean the LF encoder.
2. Foreign material or paper debris in the LF drive. Please remove any foreign materials if encounter.
3. Check cable connection.
4. Replace LF encoder or Logic Board

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Put encoder strip in mp140


I have the same problem... somebody helpme?

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Paper not loading, sericr eror message 5100


Dear kamal,

Error code 5100 also come with LED alarm flashes in Orange/Green 2 times. This error happens when carriage part (carriage unit) is faulty so that carriage part cannot read film encoder properly. As a result, carriage part move on uncontrolled. But,in some cases, dirty film timing **** strip (Horizontal film encoder;available only in i series and above) may cause the same symptom. Try to clean film encoder by wiping it with moistened clothe first.

Remedial action:
  • Replace carriage part
  • Clean/replace film timing **** strip

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Carrier jam on start makes clunking sounnd and stops


If your printer is making that clunking noise than stops, it may be that your encoder strip has come off the springs that hold it in place. That's what happened to our printer. Once we put the encoder strip back on the error message went away. If your encoder strip came off, it can be put back on! All you need is a flashlight, alot of patience, and small hands (I couldn't have done it without my wife!) Here's a link that helped us ensure the we put the encoder strip back on correctly : http://dellcustomerservice.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&docid=45A49F4D2A17494E8F4B63951C8A1237&l=en&s=gen

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Encoder Strip


tried for hours to reattach my encoder strip, and finally figured out the way to do it after reading many web postings, and my own trial and error.
The key is to use a "dental mirror" that you can pick up at a pharmacy or hardware store for about $5. (Perhaps a small compact mirror may also work.) And you need to focus light back there. (I used a head lamp.)
The problem is you just can not see the small slot through which the encoder strip must be threaded from the front of the printer. It sits in back of the ink cartridges. This thin slot "tunnel" goes though a rectangular piece of plastic. You can feel the rectangular piece of plastic in back of the ink cartridges, and looking with the dental mirror you can see how small the slots are on the right and left side, through which the encoder strip must be threaded. After "seeing" these small slots using the dental mirror, you then can feel them with the tip of a fingernail, and know exactly what you are aiming for as you then feed the encoder strip through. (It doesn't make any difference of you feed the strip from the left or the right, but the down arrow end of the encoder stip must end up on the right when you later attach it to the wire tab.) I fed the strip "blind" after I had formed a strong mental image of exacly what I was trying to do, and now being able to feel the small slot I was aiming for with the tip of a fingernail. (It is tough working in the small space in back of the ink cartridges, and if you have really big hands and fingers it may be impossible. I did not want to use forceps or tweezers because of a fear of damaging the encoder strip.)
The encoder strip then must be attached with the down arrow end on the right attaching to a flimsy looking wire on the right side of the printer. The left end of the encoder strip must be attached to a metal tab on the left side of the printer. You will need to hold tension on the encoder strip, and manually push the sliding ink cartridge back and forth out of the way as you attatch both ends.
(It's probably a good idea to gently clean the encoder stip of all your fingerprints and any smudged ink with a tissue after you get it back in place. Also be sure to clean the metal bar the ink cartridges slide back and forth on, so you don't get error message 0502.)
Be prepared for this to be a very frustating experience!
You will be maddened by how many times it will take to thread the encoder strip though the slot, how difficult it will be to catch the end of the encoder strip on the wire and metal tabs, and how you will have to figure out how to hold tension on the encoder strip so one end won't fall off as you attach the other end.
But once you use the dental mirror to see where you have to thread the encoder strip, and once you see the wire and metal tabs to which the ends of the encoder strip must be attached, then YOU CAN DO IT! It just takes persistance.

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