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'carrier path blocked'

We bought a new cartrige for a lexmark z645 and it keeps on flashing and sayin that the carrier path is blocked

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Re: 'carrier path blocked'

Open up the compartment to the check for anything blocking the cartridge carrier from moving
check for correct placement of the cartridge
close the compartment

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Try to open the printer cover and remove the cartridges. Check the cartridge area and make sure there are no obstructions along the cartridge carrier's path. Check the encoder strip (transparent tape) found behind the cartridge carrier along with the carrier belt and make sure it's still in its position and dislodged from its place.
If all is well inside the printer, remove the power adapter (black box behind the printer where the power cord is plugged in) and re-plug after 30 seconds. When the printer turns on, re-insert the cartridges.
Try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.
I hope this helps.

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Intcartrigde runs from left to right

It could be the encoder strip which is responsible for the proper movement of the cartridge carrier in the carrier assembly inside the printer. Try to check to this article on the Lexmark website to give you an idea on how to re-seat the "plastic ribbon".
Printer Cartridge Stalls or Is Blocked

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Keep getting a carrier jam on my lexmark x6650

Try to open the printer cover and remove the cartridges. While the cover is open, check for a transparent strip(encoder strip) that may gotten unseated from its position. If transparent strip is still in position behind the cartridge carrier assembly, check the carrier path and make sure there are no debris or obstructions along its path.

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My printer keeping sayin clear carrier jam what does that mean


i need to know to the model of your printer

here is a link with that same message, just to give you an idea


Nov 12, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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How i remove the inkjet from the printer

Here's the link to the Lexmark website on how to view the Lexmark Z645 printer User's Guide on your computer. You might want to scroll down to Maintenance or Maintaining the printer for the instructions on how to replace the cartridges. If you won't be able to view it, try the steps below.
Make sure the printer is on. Lift the cover open. When the carrier positions itself in the center, open the latch. Reload new cartridges then close the cover.
In some cases, the ink cartridge carrier won't position itself in the middle even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Just unplug the printer from the power source. With the cover open, hold the white tape in the middle inside the printer. The other end of it is connected to the carrier. Gently slide the carrier to the center. Load the cartridges. Close the cover. Plug the printer back to power source. Hope this helps.
Leave a comment if you still need more assistance. Thanks.

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Printer light blinking

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  1. First count the number of times the light on the front of your printer flashes.
  2. Then refer to the table below for information about the error condition and recommended recovery procedures.

    Number of Flashes Error Condition Error Recovery 2 Carrier Stall:
    The movement of the print cartridge carrier has been obstructed. Remove any objects blocking the carrier path.
    4 Print Incomplete:
    The print cartridge carrier stopped in the middle of a print job due to obstruction. Remove any objects blocking the carrier path.
    12 Cartridge Short:
    The printer has detected a short circuit in a cartridge.
    1. Turn the printer off.
    2. Open the front cover.
    3. Turn the printer back on.
    4. Remove the color cartridge.
    5. Close the cover. If there are no flashing lights, the color cartridge is short-circuited.
    6. Remove the black cartridge and then reinsert the color cartridge.
    7. If there is no error indicated by flashing lights, the black cartridge is short-circuited.
    8. If you continue to receive an error indicated by flashing lights, both cartridges are short-circuited.

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Lexmark Z645 can print locally, but will not print off of citrix

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Good day Sir, Please check the power switch light if blinking.

  • power light blinking slow - printer is out of paper.
  • power light blinking fast - there is paper jam in paper.
  • once, pauses and blinks again - raise the scanner unit, and remove any objects blocking the path of the printer cartridge carrier. Or the print cartridge is missing/ not installed properly. Or the printer cartridge is not the correct type for the printer.
Have a nice day.

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