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Re: Error 1200 - Carrier Stall
If you can move the head back in under the housing a little you may see that the head lock is sticking out and causing the head the jam.
With the power off push the head back and look for the headlock.
If you can see the lock, try using your finger to rotate the gears at the other end of the printer in a reverse direction. This is the direction the printer should run when it powers up to retract the head lock. Try to observe if the lock moves back in.
If not, use a thin screwdriver and see if you can manually push the lock back in.
If you manage to move the head lock back in, move the head by hand to around the middle of the carriage and power the machine on. If the machine returns the head to the home position and parks ok you are on your way. Power off and then back on to see if the lock now retracts by itself.
If the head gets stuck again it would suggest that the locking mechanism is damaged and need either repaired or removed.
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Error 0502-Carrier Stall indicates a physically blocked
carrier. This condition can occur for many possible reasons. Most
often, the carrier is blocked because the ink cartridge lids are open
while the printer is on (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Open Ink Cartridge Lids
Reseat the Ink Cartridges and Make Sure the Lids Are in Place
Make sure the printer is turned on.
Lift the printer's front cover.
The ink cartridge should be in the up/loading position unless the printer is busy.
Squeeze the tabs on the cartridge lids and lift the cartridge lids up. The cartridge pops up when the lid is fully lifted.
Remove the cartridges.
Make sure that all of the protective tape has been removed from the contacts on the ink cartridge.
Replace the cartridges.
Snap the lids closed.
Close the printer's front cover.
When prompted on the printer's LCD to choose New or Old, choose Old.
For more information about reseating ink cartridges, refer to the Maintenance or Ink Cartridge Maintenance section in the Online User's Guide.
http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:95:0:0&framed=&docid=ENUS22722&relevance=0 Use the above link to trouble shoot the problem.
Error: "Carrier Stall" ID:470
To check the cartridge carrier:
1. Unplug the printer. 2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand and then take them out. 3. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier. Do you still receive a Carrier Stall error message? 4. If not, put the cartridges back into the carrier and snap them in at the back. The message should no longer appear.
If the power light on the printer is not blinking, the error message may be caused by a communication error. Do the following:
1. Remove any other devices attached to the USB/LPT port. 2. Uninstall the Lexmark printer. 3. Connect the printer directly to the PC and ensure that power is being supplied to the printer. 4. Reinstall the printer.
1.Disconnect power to printer
2. Force the cartridges to the left and then to the right
3. Clean at the transparent strip behind the cartrigde holder (Encoder strip)
Be careful not to pull on the strip
Hope this helps.....
TRY UNPLUGGING PRINTER FROM WALL AND PLUUGING IT BACK UP allow cartridges to unlock lubricate you carrige bar with 3in 1 oil while it is off the carrige bar is the silver bar the ink cartridge assembly travel along use only two or three drops of oil.