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I displaced the encoder strip on an hp Photosmart

I displaced the encoder strip on an hp Photosmart D7560 printer. I'm looking for a picture of the internal parts so I can see where and how it goes back in. The part doesn't appear to be damaged.

Thanks to anyone who can provide a picture or describe how/where to reinstall.

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  • sveach Apr 22, 2009

    I was incorrectly trying to clear a paper jam from the front of hp photosmart D7560 and caused the encoder strip to come out. It doesn't seem to be damaged at all. I want to put it back in but I'm not sure how to or where it goes. It has a small hole on each end so it obviously needs to hook on both the left and right sides of the printer.

    I was hoping to see a picture of the inside of the printer with the encoder strip in place but can't seem to find one. hp help desk was no help...


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Typically, HPs have one fixed hook for the hole at the end and for the other end, a spring steel piece with a hook. Take a good look at the carriage; it will have a vertical slot, located toward the innermost part of it through which he strip needs to pass. Either take the strip (clean it gently while it's out), push it through the carriage while it is centered and look along its possible path for the hook arrangements. I don't know your particular printer but some of them require removal of the case to access those points. If you have a longish tweezer, you may be able to fish it into place (using a flashlight) anyhow. Be sure to fasten the spring-end first since the fixed end will not give and you risk tearing the mounting hole otherwise.     

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