Question about HP DesignJet 1050c plus InkJet Printer
Printer was working fine, but the belt wore out, so we replaced it. However, now on startup we consistently are getting the "Check printhead path (Type 1)" error. On startup, the printhead is starting to move very slowly as usual to find the sides of the print path. It moves to the far right, and then to the far left. At this point the print head should start moving at regular speed, but an awful LOUD noise is heard and the error occurs. The noise comes from the right, and I assume it is from the engine slipping under the belt. It is almost like the printhead is completely stuck. However, if I shut off the printer and try moving the printhead manually, it moves fine and is not stuck. Also lubricated the rails, checked the clutch, but all to no avail. The error also occurs when I startup without any printheads installed, so I assume the height is also not the problem here. Any suggestions?
The problem is either the belt is installed backwards, or the trailing cable is not tensioned properly and rubbing the top of the rail, or the tube system is bound in the track. Check and reseat these three things, and I am sure you will find the issue. Don't forget to lubricate the slider rods.
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
Did u observed the belt having 50% vertical tracks & 50% horizontal tracks?. The vertical tracks as well as horizontal proper position?.. understand the snap., re install the belt once again as shown in fig... i hope UR problem will be resoled..
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try and clean the print heads manually
and reinstall the printeads
disconnect the power cable from the back of the printer and keep pressing the power button for 20-30 seconds
follow the instructions from the below mentioned url
if the issue is still not resolved its a problem with the printer and if the printer is in warranty call hp ion the toll free number-1800-474-6836
hopefully this should resolve the issue
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
SOURCE: check printhead path
Check for free carriage motion by unplugging the printer while the carriage is in the print area of the plotter. Open the top cover and move the carriage to check for free movement. If there are rubber crumbs under the belt, the belt is worn out and needs to be replaced. Manual can be downloaded from: www.lpscomputer.com/ec/manuals.htm
Parts available at: http://www.lpscomputer.com/c-736-designjet-1050c-belt.aspx
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
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