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Printing error says: Hardware error 0502 (?)

Printing error says: Hardware error 0502 (?)

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He real answer is given by a person called ‘clem’: Printing error says:  Hardware error 0502 (?) - 98393885_c4f82c99a9_m.jpgHardware 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.
Clem
(from fixyourownprinter.com)
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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SOURCE: lexmark error message hardware error 0502

the printer cartridges go all the Way to the right and hit the side
with a bang sound. Then i get the [0502] error and i have tried everything posted on this site and others.

Posted on May 21, 2008

Ajkill
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SOURCE: Hardware Error 0502

  1. Switch off the printer using the power button.
  2. Disconnect the power cable from the back of the Lexmark X5150.
  3. Leave the power cable disconnected for 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power cable and switch the printer on again.
  5. When the printer powers up, you will need to select the desired settings.
  6. If this does not resolve the problem
  7. 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.Its a transparent plastic strip ..Please be very careful with strip if its broken then printer will not work...
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  1. Switch off the printer using the power button.
  2. Disconnect the power cable from the back of theprinter
  3. Leave the power cable disconnected for 30 seconds.
  4. Slide the cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer by taking the top part of the belt and moving it gently to the right.
  5. Take out both cartridges.
  6. Place an index finger on the encoder strip on either side of the cartridge carrier.
  7. On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into. Slightly push the encoder strip down and then back up to get it into the slot.
  8. Lightly press the strip first to the rear and then forward, if necessary.
  9. Clean the encoder strip with a dry tissue. Also clean the contacts of the printer
  10. Try to make a copy..

Good luck....

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

namzyanzy
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SOURCE: my lexmark x6150 says hardware error 0502

Hardware Error 0502 on LCD Display


Cause
The encoder strip may have gone out of range of the sensor, or it might be dirty.
Resolution
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

    1. Switch off the printer using the power button.
    2. Disconnect the power cable from the back of the printer.
    3. Leave the power cable disconnected for 30 seconds.
    4. Slide the cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer by taking the top part of the belt and moving it gently to the right.
    5. Take out both cartridges.
    6. Place an index finger on the encoder strip on either side of the cartridge carrier.

      pattlnk_1212009_1453-encoderstrip.gif

    7. On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into. Slightly push the encoder strip down and then back up to get it into the slot.
    8. Lightly press the strip first to the rear and then forward, if necessary.
    9. Clean the encoder strip with a dry tissue. Also clean the contacts of the printer.


      pattlnk_2212007_1057-contacts%20reduced.jpg
      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.

    10. Reconnect the power cable and switch the printer on again.
    11. Perform the hardware test, first without the cartridges and then with both cartridges. Click on the applicable article link below.

      How to Perform the Hardware Test on the Lexmark X5150
      How to Perform the Hardware Test on the Lexmark X6150/X6170


    12. Make a standalone copy.
    13. If the copy is satisfactory, repeat the test once to confirm that the error is gone.

Thank you

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

vkyhunk
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SOURCE: I have Dell A940 printer-I was printing some documnets and suddenly the printer stock and it was written on the screen: Hardware Error: 0502.What do I need to do?

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)

http://wugnet.com/shareware/spow.asp?ID=638

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

http://blog.forret.com/2006/02/lexmark-printers-with-hardware-error-0502/

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..

WINDOWS 2000
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WNT5&osl=EN&catid=-1&impid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A940&hidos=WW1&hidlang=en&TabIndex=

WINDOWS XP
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WW1&osl=EN&catid=-1&impid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A940&hidos=WNT5&hidlang=en&TabIndex=

WINDOWS VISTA 32 BIT
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WLH&osl=EN&catid=-1&impid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A940&hidos=WW1&hidlang=en&TabIndex=

Restart Your System.
Issue Resolved.

Feel Free If u need any further help.....

Posted on May 26, 2009

pineworks
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SOURCE: Hardware error code 0502 how to solve this


Hi there

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.

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Lexmark printers with "Hardware Error 0502? Published on February 11, 2006 in hardware. 252 Comments Tags: 0502, error, fix, hardware, lexmark, printer. Good tip for the Lexmark All-in-one inkjet printer owners (mine is the X6170):
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The Lexmark support site will let you power off, remove the power cord for 30 seconds (!!), take out the cartridges and fiddle with some encoder strip. This whole procedure might take you up to 30 minutes and it will not help (been there, done that).
The real answer is given by a person called 'clem':
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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.
Clem
(from fixyourownprinter.com)
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

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The Lexmark support site will let you power off, remove the power cord for 30 seconds, take out the cartridges and fiddle with some encoder strip. This whole procedure might take you up to 30 minutes and it will not help (been there, done that).

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.

Clean that with a paper towel. The towel will be black from ink residue, but you will be able to print again.

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After some months of use, your printer might get the habit of stopping in the middle of a page and showing “Hardware Error 0502” on the LCD display. If you leave the printer alone for a while, it might start printing again. Then again, it might not. Pretty annoying. The Lexmark support site will let you power off, remove the power cord for 30 seconds (!!), take out the cartridges and fiddle with some encoder strip. This whole procedure might take you up to 30 minutes and it will not help (been there, done that).
The real answer is given by a person called ‘clem’:
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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.
Clem
(from fixyourownprinter.com)
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.

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98393867_e286ea59ca_t.jpgAfter some months of use, your printer might get the habit of stopping in the middle of a page and showing “Hardware Error 0502” on the LCD display. If you leave the printer alone for a while, it might start printing again. Then again, it might not. Pretty annoying.
The Lexmark support site will let you power off, remove the power cord for 30 seconds (!!), take out the cartridges and fiddle with some encoder strip. This whole procedure might take you up to 30 minutes and it will not help (been there, done that).
The real answer is given by a person called ‘clem’:
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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.
Clem
(from fixyourownprinter.com)
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.

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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.
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