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Unable to print 50 pops up and the system won't do anything, new cartridges and still nothing.

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That error is usually when the encoder strip comes out of the sensor on the carriage assembly. It is under the case toward the front of the machine, you can't see it without a mirror and flashlight. fingerprints and grease will stop it from reading as well. Best done in a shop, but good luck if you try it yourself.

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hen you open the printer so that you can see the print head, move the print head with your hands, pull it to the middle. The space immediately to the front of the printer is blocked by the plastic shield. you can curl your fingers down under this shield. you will feel the encoder strip, which is about 8 mm wide, and is a plastic ribbon, or strip. It runs from left side to right side across the printer, in a vertical orientation. This is the encoder strip. Past this you can feel a longer rubber belt, which is about 3 mm wide. This is not the encoder strip, it is a belt and you don't need to be concerned with this.

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