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Canon pixma ip1800

Small strip of clear plastic about 4 mill wide it is nearly as long as the printer with a locating hole on each end the left end has a L on it seams to have fallen off and is just making a clicking sound when trying to print cheers .

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Re: canon pixma ip1800

This strip feeds through the back of the carriage and tells the printer where the cariage is so it can tell how far along the page it is. it shuold be quite simple to hook it back on though many ayre spring loaded, if so this means a strip down of all exterior parts so that you can release the spring Hope this helps Cops

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2. With a cotton swab wetted with rubbing alcohol, *gently* wipe the grease spots from the encoder strip. (Be VERY CAREFUL you don't dislodge the strip.) You may need to move the print head to the left or right to get all areas cleaned.
3. Let the alcohol dry off completely. With the area clear of cleaning tools, debris, and fingers, plug the power back in.
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in my case the metallic parts where bent like: \ (left) and | (right) I had to bend them | and | to get the strip on place and then bend them \ and /. Not sure if the right part should be / or | though.

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