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Carrier Jam I loaded to new cartridges into the printer, switched it on, cartrigde went from one side to the other with a bang, error on printer reads, clear the carrier jam, cn you help? ed

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    I loaded to new cartridges into the printer, switched it on, cartrigde went from one side to the other with a bang, error on printer reads, clear the carrier jam, cn you help?

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I loaded to new cartridges into the printercarrier Jam - 1.gif, switched it on, cartrigde went from one side to the other with a bang, error on printer reads, clear the carrier jam, cn you help?
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Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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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.

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. We will replace the printer, only if it is under warranty.

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  3. Using a dry, lint free cloth, pinch the encoder strip on the right-hand side of the cartridge carriage and pull your fingers across it toward the right-hand side of the printer99d8177.jpg
Figure 1: The Encoder Strip to the right of the cartridge carrier. The encoder strip is a narrow band of clear plastic and can be difficult to see without direct lighting.

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Figure 2: The encoder strip to the left of the cartridge carrier.



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