The printer mechanism is stuck on the right side inside the print
The printing mechanism has stopped moving. I wonder if there's a reset button? Or a release mechanism? It may be electrical, but all the other electronic aspects seem to function ok. It's the printer piece that moves back and forth that is stuck solidly on the right end of the inner workings, so when I lift the lid (as if to change the ink cartridge) nothing happens. Nothing moves if I unplug and replug it in. I haven't forced it, bujt I tried picking it up and shaking it a little. It's jammed over on the right side. Any ideas are appreciated. It's been a nice printer. Thanks, Franklin
Re: The printer mechanism is stuck on the right side...
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6A00 is a problem with the sheet feed unit.
try to on/off the printer......change the position of the printing head.....the cartridges..... If you see on the right (inside printer)...a small 1/4 cm rectangular "hard sponge" in a unusual place try to replace it Then change the position of the cartridges again
1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button. 2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) 4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks 0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print 2 times Green EEPROM print 3 times Orange EEPROM reset 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5) Turn off the printer.( it must be turn off) then turn it on again.
Only in B) case you can enter into "service mode", in A) case or if have e.g. paper jam, or another error you CAN'T enter the "service mode" Try it
First open rear cover and make sure there is no paper jam anywhere in the machine.. look inside, rear, where the paper tray (output) is, etc to see if you find any shreds or torn paper that may have gotten stuck and you didn't see.Look carefully in the zone of Purge unit, using flashlight in the right side on printer.Check the carriage lift mechanism for correctly moving. If this not help your printer need service.
Please give is some more information. For example is this an impact dot matrix printer or an ink jet?
Since you are using the term, "Ribbon," I'm going to guess at Impact printer.
Most current impact printers are bi-directional print mechanisms. This allows the print head to apply dots to the image in both directions.
Since you are saying the the print head jams at the right side there are several things that can be wrong. First, the printhead stepper motor may be driving the printhead beyond it furthermost right stop position and binding the head. The print head carrier stop may be bent or out of position allowing the carie to lock on the stop.
Second, the stepper motor may not have enough torque to bring the head back and will need to be replaced.
If I were trouble shooting this, I would first get the printhead over to the left edge, then power off the printer and see if I manually move the print head carrier left and right can I feel a mechanical bind in the carrier movement.
If not I would then check and see if any belts are loose. If there are no loose belt and no bind, I would consider replacing the stepper motor.
It wopuld reall help if you told us what printer model and manfactuer you have so the printhead drive system can be studied.
If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your Epson printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.
Fix 'Carriage Jam' : Open Door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue' error message Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck. Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side. Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path. Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer. http://www.fixya.com/support/t5192341-epson_photo_1400_paper_feed_ink
It sounds like the print head is jamming on the parking mechanism (usually because the actuation lever is stuck in the up position). Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves, pull the power cord out of the back, or switch it off at the mains. You should now be able to move the print head over to the left by hand out of the way. Now look in the "parking bay" at the right hand end where the print head parks itself and see if there is a plastic arm sticking up. If there is, gently pull it towards you and it should spring down. Now turn the printer back on and it should operate normally. If it happens again, repeat the process a few times to see if it clears the problem. Otherwise it means the parking mechanism is gummed up with dried ink and needs a good clean (see below), or some other mechanism fault.
If you see that the whole parking mechanism itself has moved up to block the way, this means a spring has come off. To get this back on again requires the printer to be dismantled - as does the cleaning job above! If you want to have a go at doing this yourself, please report back for help on this.
If neither of these apply, please report back for further help.
Mp150 Reset Counter Service mode operation procedures - 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button. 2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) 4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.) The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks 0 time Green Power off 1 time Orange Service pattern print 2 times Green EEPROM print 3 times Orange EEPROM reset 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset procedures below. 5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting procedures below. 6 times Green Print head deep cleaning 11 times Orange Button / LCD checking 12 or more times Returns to a menu selection