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Printer Carriage Violently Slams Back and Forth

Upon sending a document to the printer about 3/4 of the time the carriage violently slams back and forth a few times, and then never prints the document. A quarter of the time things are ok.

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Re: Printer Carriage Violently Slams Back and Forth

The encoder strip is out of it's way, or is removed...

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Re: Printer Carriage Violently Slams Back and Forth

Remove your cartridges and try putting them back in, see if that helps.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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