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Lexmark x1270 when i go to print my ink cartarge slams agains the side there is nothing in the way and a small piece fell off it has L-01 on it if anyone can help please do it now thanks very much when i press print the fuckin cartridge slams to the side whats up with that?

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Re: lexmark x1270

It's losing knowledge of where the carriage is on the rail, hence the carriage tring to escape threw the side

and I'm concerned with your L-01 piece is one of these?
If so thats the cover switch but to my knowledge doesn't create the slam, that usally known to be a plasic strip that runs the width of printer, not intact, Dirty or not running threw the carriage sensor

Tell me more and I'll continue.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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