Question about Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Printing error says: Hardware error 0502 (?)
He real answer is given by a person called ‘clem’:
Hardware Error: 0502.
On the multi function machine seems to be a coating on the metal rod that the cartridges travel on. Just wipe this rod with a kleenex and the problem seems to go away. Somehow it presents a drag on the cartridges and causes an error.
This works! Clean the ****** with a paper towel (another page talks about re-lubricating the thing, but that was not necessary in my case). The towel will be black (ink residu, presumably), but there you go printing to your heart’s desire again.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the printer cartridges go all the Way to the right and hit the side
with a bang sound. Then i get the  error and i have tried everything posted on this site and others.
Posted on May 21, 2008
SOURCE: Hardware Error 0502
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Hardware Error 0502 on LCD Display
The encoder strip may have gone out of range of the sensor, or it might be dirty.
You need to check the encoder strip on the printer. This is a clear strip running the length of the printer, above or behind the cartridge carrier.
Check the encoder strip
Click here for an enlarged view. The contacts on the back of the cartridge carrier are the ones you need to clean. IMPORTANT: Use a dry tissue.
How to Perform the Hardware Test on the Lexmark X5150
How to Perform the Hardware Test on the Lexmark X6150/X6170
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Firstly Insert The Printer's Driver Software Disk In The Computer And Completely Uninstall The Printer Driver Software. Don't Remove It From Control Panel. You May Use Any Uninstaller Software For Removing the Printer's Driver Software And If You Don't Have The Printer's Driver Software Disk. Here's The Link For Uninstaller Software. ( It Will Work Only With WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM)
Then Clear The Temp And Prefetch Files.
Disconnect the printer's cable form the back of the computer and disconnect printer's power cable and turn it off.
Press and hold the printer's power button for 30 Seconds then release it.
Turn off your computer and then disconnect all the cables from the back of the computer.
Press and hold the computer's power button for 30 Seconds then release it.
Wait 2 minutes.
Hook up monitor, mouse, keyboard, internet connection and power cable and then restart your computer.
Hook up printer's power cable and then turn it on.
Hook up printer to the computer.
Pull the cartridge to the middle if it's not...Clean the cartridge with the soft cloth...reinsert the cartridge.
You need to clean the steel shaft that the ink cartridges slide on.
Restart the printer.
This Link Will Help You
Copy and paste the link below in your internet browser and then download and install the LATEST PRINTER'S DRIVER SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE AVAILABLE, IF ANY..
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Restart Your System.
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Posted on May 26, 2009
On the multi function machine seems to be a coating on the metal rod that the cartridges travel on. Just wipe this rod with a Kleenex and the problem seems to go away.
Somehow it presents a drag on the cartridges and causes an error.
Myself I would put a little bit of oil after on a cloth and wipe along the bar.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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