Question about Brother MFC-685cw InkJet Printer
I have read the solutions for this problem but i cant fix mine. I have managed to pull the printer down so that the print head is accessable.
This encoder strip - is it the clear piece of film/plastic that is anchored at one end, and attached to a spring loaded white clip at the other ?
If so, i cannot see how it is possible for it to become misaligned, maybe i am looking at the wrong thing ?
Can somebody help by posting a better picture
Cheers - Ian - Australia
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I hope this helps. There is usually a spring that holds the encoder strip on either or both ends. The have a hole that the spring is inserted in. The hole brakes and the encoder strip comes off. If you have all the parts including the spring you can modify the encoder strip by cutting a piece of strong tape to fit over where the strip was broken. I use packing tape. Poke a hole in it and reinstall encoder strip. You should also be able to buy a new strip but I am not sure. I also would go to an electronic store and find a tool to help. Buy a spring hook. It is designed to help push on and pull off springs and they only should cost a couple bucks USA. I hope this helps, Bill
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
I also had this problem, your solution was spot-on, remove the top cover and control panel and re-seat the encoded strip. simple.
boy, are you guys good.
Posted on May 17, 2008
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