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Push power button on front panel and print head carriage zooms behind ink station and crashes.....

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The motor controller on the main logic board has probably gone south. You will likely need to replace the main logic board.
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Manually try to pull out service station(where print head cleaners located)., feeling very hard?.. cleaning and lubrication required.. Remove right cover., cheat the door sensor., switch on the printer & check for the where is the abstraction?.. If found any paper particles, remove & try.. Still problem persists, service station required over haul & lubrication.. But only professionals can perform this activity., ..
Note: Don't switch on the printer without print heads..Once printer treats no print heads in carriage, it will ask for health print heads for alignment., result you need to spend for full set of print heads.. be care full..

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

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    Phil Knapp Mar 29, 2015

    Thanks for the answer, however, regardless where the print head carriage is located once the front power button is pushed printhead carriage at full speed crashes behind ink station and motor continues to run. I've had all covers off to see if anything is blocking encoder, nothing found.



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Service Mode Operations
1. With the printer powered off, hold down the Resume/Cancel button and press the Power button.
2. While holding down the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button and press the Resume/Cancel button twice in succession. Now release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
3. Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of times.

Count Indicator Functions
• 0 times Green Print head not installed, carriage returns and locks in home position
• 1 time Orange Service test print
• 2 times Green EEPROM information print
• 3 times Orange EEPROM initialization
• 4 times Green Waste ink counter setting
• 5 times Orange Destination setting
• 6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
• 7 times Orange LF correction
• 14 times Green Left margin correction

Execute the selected function (except for model setting) by pressing the Power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.

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The carriage rail is a shiny round rod that the carriage rides on, it is driven across the rod by the carriage belt, by the carriage motor, at the opposite end of the belt there is an idler pulley, ".

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The encoder strip is a plastic timing fence that looks clear at first glance, but has black lines painted on it. The strip is threaded through an optical sensor on the back of the carriage.

When the printer initializes the carriage has to leave the service station, or, if the machine was powered off when the carriage was somewhere else, whatever spot it is sitting in, and travel the way to the other side of the printer, and then return to it's home position which is the service station.

When the carriage reaches the side of the printer away from the service station it sets that as a reference, then it counts lines on the encoder strip as it travels home, if it doesn't see enough lines before it gets all the way to the other side and can't move any more then the printer decides the carriage must have something blocking it.

Sometimes a service station will fail in a way where the sled does not retract fully, if that failure happens when the carriage is parked then the carriage will usually not be able to leave the service station. If the service station binds when the carriage is off of the station, then the station may not be able to move all the way to that side, and will detect a carriage jam. When the service station binds you might hear a grinding noise as it's motor tries to drive the sled back and forth.

If the encoder strip is dirty the printer may not see all the lines and detect an error, often when the strip is dirty the carriage will move too fast and slam to one side of the printer.

I use water to clean the encoder strips in HP printers, water works well on water based inks, if your printer uses ink with another base you might use alcohol, but "ONLY" if the ink is not water based.

One end of the encoder strip is attached to a spring mount, if you wipe the strip starting at the end that is attached to the frame, and wipe only towards the spring mount, then the strip will stay attached to the printer.

A dry carriage rail will cause the carriage to bind, if the carriage does not move fast enough a carriage jam will be detected. Some newer HP printers use grease on the carriage rail, many models use a liquid lubricant, Use "ONLY" light synthetic or silicone based lubricants on printers that use a liquid lubricant, Petroleoum based products may melt the plastic bushings and ruin the carriage. (YES, Petroleoum based means WD-40)

some HP printers have a timing disc on the service station, and if the service station binds, or the timing sensor fails they report a carriage jam, but as far as I've seen that jam always occurs before the carriage moves.
You can use a synthetic lubricant on the carriage rail :hope this helps

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Hp psc 2175 all in one making knocking noise when i turn it on then gives me a error message on the machine display "scanner error, turn machine off then on" . i called hp and they told me it was a... Here is the HP site for any extra info you may need. ISSUE: Sometimes when printing out, the carriage makes an abnormal noise or its movement is erratic. SOLUTION: To solve this issue, follow the steps listed below: NOTE: The images and descriptions showed along the document might be slightly different depending on your HP All-in-One model. 1. Clean the unit front and back rollers. To do so, follow the steps listed below: 1. Disconnect the power cord or power supply from the rear of the unit. 2. Open the print carriage access door. 3. Remove the rear door and check it for damage. 4. Make sure that the paper rollers inside the rear access door rotate freely. Please clean them using a lightly moistened cloth. 5. 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If it is not possible to remove the cartridge, too much time may have passed since it was opened and the capping station may have raised again. Close the print carriage access door, wait five seconds, and then open it again to lower the capping station. 6. Extract the cartridges and clean the copper contacts with a watered lint-free cloth 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Ink nozzles (do not clean) 7. Disconnect the power cord from the HP All-in-One product. 8. Clean the electric pins placed in the front of the print carriage using a lightly moistened cloth. 9. Using a dry cloth, clean the ink stored inside the capping station sponges (see the image below). 10. Mop up the electric pins completely, and connect the power cord again. 11. Turn on the unit, reinstall the cartridges, and close the print carriage access door. 12. If the noise issue remains unsolved, please perform a Power Cycle on the unit following the steps below: 1. Turn the unit off. 2. 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