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Lexmark c510---201 paper Jam helps empty my wallet

I have a "new" relatively unused C510 laser, just out of warranty and printed 1650 pages so far; on any print job cant seem to get through a job without t 201 paper jam error. Seems to happen at random. Did all the basic fault corrections.
On jam -there is no paper jam at all. Just need to open & close rear door press go button and away we go for another awaiting random stopage.
Had Lexmark service (costly!!) and replaced paper sensor; then another service to replace the paper roller - all the while no change in behaviour of the C510 201 paper jam errors - just the thickness of my wallet was altered -now its very thin -I could use it as paper if need be! Finally I'm told that for my $700.00 those "repairs" did not fix it. Now they can assure me it will really need another $800.00 service to replace the engine controller - are you sure? I asked. Well...err...nope, ..Mmmm they think it will fix it - well thats what the manual says!! What a circus!!

Do I have any other options besides using this wasteful purchase as a new spare anchor my boat?


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Re: Lexmark c510---201 paper Jam helps empty my wallet

I have c510 and I have little bit of damage on the fuser. Some body scratch the surface of the fuser. can I get new surface on the fuser. pls. give me the solution
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Posted on Oct 16, 2008

Re: Lexmark c510---201 paper Jam helps empty my wallet

The problem with my 510 was that the length of the plastic tab that the paper actually touches was a tad too long and so it got caught. I took the entire arm out, cut ~1/20 of an inch off of the end of hte plastic tab, and viola it works just fine now.

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Re: Lexmark c510---201 paper Jam helps empty my wallet

You cannot disable the sensor...its connected directly to the motherboard. The sensors no matter what manufacturer are black, therefore, hard to see!
a tiny bit of black gold, gear oil will help!
we have a Lexmark form printer that is sticking, & a tiny...and I DO MEAN tiny drop of oil, does help.
3 in one oil does wonders.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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Some pictures
Thanks MACer, that solved my problems, here's a few pictures where you can see that paper sensor flag.
I thought it saves some trouble to find that thing.

Removing and unplugging the sensor is not an option, tried that and that caused error 241.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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I daily repair Lexmark printers and 2 models that I work on have the same issues and in this case it turns out that the exit sensor is the issue though it is not the sensor itself. What I have found to be the problem is the sensor switch it has has a thin long arm that the paper trips and if this has been broken then the paper passing won't activate the sensor (usually this arm gets broken when there is a random paper jam and the toner and photodrum assembly are not removed before clearing the paper jam) Now there is a newer model that I have started seeing with a similar exit sensor issue but this on is just that the design is so bad that I recommend that the switch just be removed because it is just garbage and unplug/disable the sensor from the options board. Hope this is helpful.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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