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HP Z53 It appears a part has fallen out of my printer. It appears to be a tray on which an ink cartridge would rest. It apparently is a nessesary part for the printer to function because since this happened the printer doesn't work. When I trun it on the ink cartridge holder moves violently and with a thud to to the left, then repeats this action to the right and stops. Then, it turns itself off. The power light then blinks twice and pauses. And repeats itself indefinitely. It does this with or without the cartridges in place. Anybody have any ideas on what happened here ? Thanks for you consideration.

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SOURCE: Lemark Z52 Inkjet

Hello, First of all, let's start with some simple questions. 1 Was the cartridge ever refilled or is it in the original state? 2 How exactly did this occured? I'm asking this because most printers have a limited space inside them for the cartridge to move around when printing. If they don't fit exactly as they should, they will most likely hit something in their movement when printing. If your cartridge was refilled maybe the person who did that didn't attached the cartridge top part properly and now it moved out of position and hits the inner top of the cartridge housing. Please provide me first with these informations so I can better assist you.

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SOURCE: Paper sensor, I think

check the cable first..and do a test page, if you can without the printer connected to anything.

then, if that all works, we can look elsewhere, no?

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken the bottom print cartridge holder - blueish gray

The part has been broken in my printer for over a year now. I hold the cartridge in with a rubber band.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: ink cartridges make a slamming sound from left to right and wont print

The encoder strip is most likely the problem. Unplug the power from the printer. Open the front cover and move the cartridge carrier to the center. You should see a white ribbon cable, a thin plastic strip and a black belt with teeth.
The thin plastic strip is the encoder strip. It rides in a sensor on the back of the cartridge carrier that you will not be able to see. Reach in with the first finger of either hand and carefully strum the strip as if playing a guitar.
The strip will need to be lowered slightly and brought towards you slightly. Please be careful not to break the strip or your printer will not function. Once you believe the strip is set correctly, plug the power back and try printing the self test. If it slams to the left again, the strip is not yet set correctly.
If you cannot repair the strip, please let us know so that we can assist you further.

Please Note: Fixing the encoder strip is a delicate procedure. During the troubleshooting, if the strip breaks, you will not be able to use the printer.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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please change your printer black carteidge or solve paper jum

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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