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Mp: bad gap home

Can't print will not do anything printer comes up with the
MP: Bad Gap Home
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Bad GAP HOME is a problem with the sensor (switch) that senses the automatically set printhead gap. Usually the wires break from flexing that run to the switch. Could be a bad switch also, or others.

You need to test the switch and wires with a meter.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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    where is the switch located? Do you have any pictures or service manuals? I am having a hard time finding any service documents related to this printer online. Please help.

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Reinstall driver / open control panel , click printer icon , follow instrution.

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Bad gap home means that there is resistance on the printhead. Try cleaning the bar with alcohol and a cotton ball.

If that doesn't work, it's a power issue, and you might need a new mainboard. I know allprintersupply.com sells them.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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