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Paper Size Sensor Error on HP Photosmart 3110

My HP Photosmart D7160 is having a problem printing. When I try to print on my printers screen it says: "Ink system has failed. Unable to print. Refer to printer documentation. Error: 0xc19a0024 Turn power off, then on again." But when I turn it off and back on again it gives me the same message. Please help This is a very badly designed and constructed printer. 2 weeks ago, my photosmart 3110 failed to print magenta and blue. So, i decided to clean the printhead but it didn't help. Opened up the printer assembly and found that the cheap plastic rocker arm on the printer which opens the valves is broken. Wat Tha F***?? I've use this printer for occassional photo printing and it breaks down so soon? The nightmare begins when I was told by hp that this piece of plastic **** part is not sold as spare part replacement. So, i decided to machine myself this part using a piece of aluminium. Surely it works and the rocker arm problem is fixed. Another problem has emerged, due to the broken rocker arm the ink has spilled all over inside the printer and has somehow covered the "Automatic Papser Size Sensor" which i had problem locating it. Anyone knows where it is located? Please help me out on locating the sensor. I'd be glad to teach you and give you some pictures, instructions and dimension on how to machine the rocker arm from aluminium. Just reply to this forum. Thanks.

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