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When you turn on my hp 430 desinejet printer the light comes on in the error group that says media

Wont load paper or do anything

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On this machine ( v old) if the drive belt has chewed then the plotter will not even come to ready instead it makes a few clunks and flashes lights - If this accurately describes your error then you will need the drive belt replacing, however this machine is now so old that getting hold of new unused parts is nothing short of a miracle Good luck with that one!

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SOURCE: PRINTER DO NOT ACCEPT PAPER ON HP DESIGNJET 450C

either the carriage board, line sensor, encoder strip, or electronics module are defective. The media sensor would not cause this behavior.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: HP designjet 430 E Plotter

The reason it could be the main board is that it tells the front panel lights what to do. This seems like a logical problem the printer is having, usually things freeze when internal memory is bad. Surely have the main board replaced. There is a part of the internal programming that it cant get past. Compare it with trying to read a sector of a cd-rom that is scratched.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: HP designjet 430, the data and media light come on at power up

The sad part unfortunatly is that the sensor on the carrage is below minimum specification. The only solution is to change the carrage as a unit P/N C4713-60039 and its going to be expensive. Normally the carrage belt would be replaced at the same time.
Dave

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: paper feed

Check tray 1 there should be an arm hanging down in the center of the tray the arm goes thru a slot in the metal plate. This arm moves when you install paper in tray 1. If the arm is missing or not in the slot the machine will think paper is in tray 1 and try to feed from tray 1. You can try changing the paper size setting for tray one to something other than the size in tray 2.

For example If tray 2 is set for 8.5x11 set tray 1 for legal.
The machine should then pull the correct size based on the print job.
Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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Either: the sheet you loaded is

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Realign it again. See the Users Guide

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Or: it is an invalid size.

For supported media sizes, refer to the

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Check the error details from the above link

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Printer initialization

A printer initialization is taking place. No action is necessary. Fatal error

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This will happen automatically during an NVRAM Init and a cold reset. No message will be displayed. No Action is Necessary. Power On

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When you load the paper, the carriage edge detector measures exactly where the right edge of the paper is located. Then the paper is rolled forward and the edge is measured again. If there is a difference in the measurements, the printer assumes the paper is not loaded squarely and rejects the paper. After you load the paper and the printer asks you to align the paper, take your time, release the paper with the release lever, and line up the right edge of the paper with the right edge of the paper roll. You might have to do it more than once to get it to load. Some plotters are very sensitive and others are more forgiving.

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Media Rejection


edgie46,
I have some bad news for you. The media sensor is faulty. This sensor is not sold seperatly. The entire pen carrage (head) has to be replaced at quite a cost.
Your part number from an HP parts supplier is C4713-60039

Its strange that is a refurbished machine with a faulty carrage. Maybee you can claim under a warrenty

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HP designjet 430, the data and media light come on at power up


The sad part unfortunatly is that the sensor on the carrage is below minimum specification. The only solution is to change the carrage as a unit P/N C4713-60039 and its going to be expensive. Normally the carrage belt would be replaced at the same time.
Dave

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Red light flashing, And little cartridge symbol on printer screen,


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The reason it could be the main board is that it tells the front panel lights what to do. This seems like a logical problem the printer is having, usually things freeze when internal memory is bad. Surely have the main board replaced. There is a part of the internal programming that it cant get past. Compare it with trying to read a sector of a cd-rom that is scratched.

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