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I accidently pulled out a piece of white strip with tow blue ends. Now my printer wont turn on....I took it apart but don't know where this white strip goes...

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Sounds like the encoder strip. There's a hook on one side, itgoes through a slot in the printhead, near the top in the back, and a spring to hook it on the other side. Hard to put back without taking the covers off.

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Was very lucky I didnt throw out the clear strip thingie before learning what it was :)

Anyways the strip itself passes through a shader sensor located on the rear or the cartridge carrier.( see pic 1 ) .


The second picture shows everything else in close detail Including which side of strip goes where.


Pay attention to the spring (circled in yellow) because i believe it is the cause of the whole problem...The spring end was pulled straight or has too little tension .

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