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Carrier stall Hi. My printer is showing that the carrier is stalling. what can I do to fix this problem. there is no sign of a jam or other stuff in the printer. thanks

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  • jstrong Nov 15, 2007

    Yo. I fixed this myself. Just had to oil and clean the carrier as discribed in the lexmark trouble shooting site.


  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    All I have done is insert new black cartridge and went to print a test page. The carrier slams and I mean slams to the full left position accompanied by 'Carrier stall press power key' which only causes it to happen again - help please !!

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    printer says carrier stall press power key

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    "Fatal Error - Carrier Stall" is what it tells me.I push the carrier to the far right and press the power button. The power and status light blink on and stay on for about 15 seconds. The status light goes off, the carrier moves about 4 inches to the left and stalls again, Causing the power light to blink twice and Fatal Error appears again.



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  1. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  2. Open the front cover of the printer where the cartridges are located.
  3. Look for two black bands that span from left to right (they should have one serrated side and one smooth side). Just above the black bands there is a transparent strip; this strip is called the Encoder strip.
  4. Flick this strip lightly with your finger to make sure that it is running smoothly from left to right. You may need to do this two or three times. CAUTION: Do not pull the strip!
  5. Close the front cover of the printer and reconnect the power supply.
  6. If the problem persists, you may need to contact Lexmark Technical Support.

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Hi im having some problems my aunt just gave me her lexmark 1250 and the paper keeps jamming i think i have that fixed but now i go to print a test page to see if its working and all i get is a flashing...

The flashing power light could be to a faulty cartridge or the cartridge carrier has stalled. Follow the steps below to fix the problem:
  1. Open the printer cover.
  2. Ensure there is no jammed paper in the cartridge area and the cartridge carrier is free from any obstructions (any foreign objects or debris)
  3. Remove both cartridges from the printer.
  4. Close the printer cover.
  5. Unplug and replug the printer into the power source to reset it.
  6. When the printer turns on, re-insert 1 cartridge first. Close the printer cover.
  7. Check the light pattern on the power. If not blinking, open the printer cover and re-insert the other cartridge.
  8. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the power light to blink.
Hope this information has been helpful.

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The EJ error on your printer indicates that your ink cartridge carrier has stalled. Open the printer cover and clear the mechanical jam, then press the power button. Try to reseat your cartridges and make sure it's properly inserted in the carrier.

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Lexmark 4200 error code 1200

Hi. Please follow the procedure below on how to resolved this issue

Hardware Error: 1200

The All-In-One is stalled.

1. Press Power to turn off your all-in one.

2. Unplug your all-in-one fro the wall outlet.

3 Check for paper jams.

4 Plug in your all-in-one

Cartridge Error: 1200

The cartridge carrier is jammed.

1. Turn off you all-in-one

2. Unplug the all-in-one form the wall outlet.

3. Open the control panel.

4 Open the cartridge access door

5. Make sure the cartridges are snapped in place in the carrier.

6. Check for objects obstructing the carrier.

7. Plug in your all-on-one

8. Press power to turn your all-in-one back on.

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Displays error 502

Error 502 means that the printer has stalled. Probably caused by the carrier getting stalled or a paper jam. Check of any paper jams or check inside the printer where the cartridges are. Make sure the cartridges are well-seated in the carrier. You can remove the cartridges and insert them back in. Check around the carrier for any foreign objects or any obstruction along its way.

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the carrier is the carriage tat holds the ink, it rides on a steel bar back aand forth open up unit t o see if it is stuck

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Carrier Stall is the error

Please do the following..

To check the cartridge carrier:
  1. Unplug the printer.
  2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand and then take them out.
  3. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier. Do you still receive a Carrier Stall error message?
  4. If not, put the cartridges back into the carrier and snap them in at the back. The message should no longer appear.
If the power light on the printer is not blinking, the error message may be caused by a communication error. Do the following:
  1. Remove any other devices attached to the USB/LPT port.
  2. Uninstall the Lexmark printer.
  3. Connect the printer directly to the PC and ensure that power is being supplied to the printer.
  4. Reinstall the printer.
Thank you....

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hmmm...not too good on this one. Seems that maybe there's some paper jamming the runners or mechanism under the head carrier. Check that first, but be careful, since it's delicate under there

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