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Dell all in one printer 940

I inserted new ink cartridges and evidently the black one was not inserted correctly. The 502 error message came one. The cartridges will not return to the center position so that I can remove the cartridge and correctly install it. What do I do??????????????????? D. Adams

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  • ShadowR Mar 13, 2008

    I also cannot get the ink cartridge carrier to return to the center position, the color cartridge is empty, I cannot install a new one b/c of mentioned problem...The printer now reads Hardware error 0502...what now ? Wish I knew how to take the cover off at least..

  • sajid ali Apr 05, 2008



    sir,
    I am using Dell AIO Printer A940 for one year.Its show best
    performance.but two days above printer show on screen (HARDWARE ERROR:0502).and computer no detect printer.
    when I press power batton printer on and show error:0502.when i open the cover cortridges not moves.but when i shut the cover cartridge is not move.
    please Resolve this problem.
    Thank you.


    Dell AIO Printer A940
    service tage:htsnj21
    express service code:38806945849

    E-mail:starlight_200046yahoo.com

  • sajid ali Apr 05, 2008



    sir,
    I am using Dell AIO Printer A940 for one year.Its show best
    performance.but two days above printer show on screen (HARDWARE ERROR:0502).and computer no detect printer.
    when I press power batton printer on and show error:0502.when i open the cover cortridges not moves.but when i shut the cover cartridge is not move.
    please Resolve this problem.
    Thank you.


    Dell AIO Printer A940
    service tage:htsnj21
    express service code:38806945849

    E-mail:starlight_200046yahoo.com

  • jyllyj Jan 14, 2009

    Dell A940 All-In-One InkJet Printer paper will not feed properly to machine. It will sound like it's printing, but will the paper will jam on the right side of the machine. I will clear the paper jam, but it will malfunction again.

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Try holding the power down for 15 seconds

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Try following this Article on Dell support site....

Hope this fix the issue

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&docid=45A49F4D2A17494E8F4B63951C8A1237&doclang=en&cs=

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Turn off power and clean the printer carrier bar (steel rod) with isopropyl alcohol and cloth.A build up of ink spray and paper dust is causing the carrier to jam on the bar.The computer senses that the carrier is unable to run and sends out the warning message.

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Sir,
I am using Dell AIO Printer A940 for one year.Its show best
performance.but two days above printer show on screen (HARDWARE ERROR:0502).and computer no detect printer.
when I press power batton printer on and show error:0502.when i open the cover cortridges not moves.but when i shut the cover cartridge is not move.
please Resolve this problem.
Thank you.

Dell AIO Printer A940
service tage:htsnj21
express service code:38806945849
E-mail:starlight_200046yahoo.com

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I am getting error 52c can not print ...any suggestions please....

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I have a dell all in one printer 944. When I turn it on it keeps sending the message, "change ink cartridge" I have changed the cartridge twice and message remains the same. Is it broken?


Are you using Dell Series 5 ink cartridges?

Please unplug the printer from the wall. Now remove the power brick from the back of the printer for 60 seconds. Now plug everything back in. This will reset any error messages the printer has. Now open the printer with the power on and the cartridges should go to the center to be replaced. Take out both Dell Series 5 ink cartridges and make sure the tape is off the cartridges and insert both back in and make sure the seat properly and latch. Close the printer and it should print an alignment page. If you still get the error message, please read bleow.

Black cartridge = black side(left side) Color cartridge = Color side(right side)

Photo Cartridge = Black side(left side) Color cartridge = Color side(right side)

Dell Series 5 ink cartridges have a sensor in them that cannot be reset. Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges.

Dell Series 5 ink cartridges can be purchased at Staples, Walmart or Dell's Website.

It is also possible to get a new ink cartridge with a bad sensor. Please take it to the place of purchase for a refund or a replacement one.


Rick

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Hardware error 0502 from A dell 940


Here is how to fix error 502.

Rick

» Reposition the Encoder Strip on the A940 All-In-One Printer
To reposition the encoder strip, perform the following steps:
  1. Remove the power cord from the unit.
  2. Lift the lid of the unit, just below the scanner portion of the All-In-One, to expose the inside of the unit where the printer cartridges are located.
  3. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.

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Figure 1: Out-of-position encoder strip

  1. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
  2. Using your index finger, gently push encoder strip down and then back up to get it back into the slot located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.
new_note.jpg Note: There is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into, which is located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.

While working with the encoder strip, check it for dust or any unclean spots. If any detected, try to clean the strip by wiping it gently with clean cloth.
  1. Gently press the strip first to the rear and then forward to ensure that it is seated correctly.
  2. Manually move the ink cartridge carrier to the left, then to the right to check the positioning of the encoder strip.

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Figure 2: Correctly seated encoder strip

new_note.jpg Note: If the encoder strip moves at all, it has NOT been repositioned correctly.

  1. Once the encoder strip has been re-seated, close the lid to the unit.
  2. Re-connect the power supply to the All-In-One.
  3. Press the Power button. If the encoder strip was re-seated correctly, the Hardware Error: 502 code will not appear.

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Black cartridge is new. registers low ink level and does not print at all.


Unplug the printer from the wall. Noe remove the power brick from the printer for 60 seconds. This will reset any error message the printer is getting. Plug the printer back in.

Turn on the printer. Open up the printer and take out the black cartridge and reseat it. Do the same for the color cartridge. Now close the printer and it will print an alignment page. Any error messages?

If you still get the error message, then it's possible that the sensor in the Dell Series 5 ink cartridge is bad. If this is a new Dell Series 5 ink cartridge, then take it back to the place of purchase for a replacement or refund.

black = black side(left) color = color side(right)

photo cartridge = black side(left color = color side(right)

Dell Series 5 ink cartridges have a sensor in them that cannot be reset. Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges.

Dell Series 5 ink cartridges can be purchased at Staples, Walmart or Dell's Website.

It's possible to purchase a Dell Series 5 ink cartridge with a bad sensor. Please take it back to the place of purchase for a replacement.



Rick

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I am getting the following error message: Black/photo cartridge missing


Unplug the printer from the wall. Now remove the power brick from the back of the printer for 60 seconds. Plug everything back in. This will reset any error messages the printer has.

Power on the printer. Open the printer and take out the Dell Series 5 Black cartridge. make sure all the tape is off the cartridge and put the cartridge back in. Now do the same for the Dell Series 5 color cartridge.

Close the printer. It should print an alignment page. Any error messages?

Black cartridge = black side(left side) color cartridge = color side(right side)

Photo cartridge = black side(left side) color cartridge = color side(right side)

Dell Series 5 ink cartridges have a sensor in them that cannot be reset. Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges.

Dell Series 5 ink cartridges can be purchased at Staples, Walmart or Dell's Website.

If these ink cartridges are new, then take them to the place of purchase for a refund or replacements. If they're old, then try purchasing a new Dell Series 5 ink cartridge.


Rick

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I have a dell printer with a error code 1102...how do I solve this?


error code 1102
Hi there
Your error message is coming from the Dell Series 5 ink Cartridge. To reset the error message, unplug the printer from the wall. Now remove the power brick from the back of the printer. Wait 60 seconds and then plug everything back in. This usually resets any error messages on the printer. Make sure the Dell Series 5 ink cartridges are intalled correctly by removing them and re-seating them .
Black in left or black side, color in right side or color side

If using a photo cartridge...

Photo cartridge in the black side(left) and color in the color side(right)
Dell Series 5 ink cartridges have a sensor in them that cannot be reset

It is also possible to get a new ink cartridge with a bad sensor. Please take it to the place of purchase for a refund or a replacement one.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Hi there Error 50c
This is for the Dell 940 but may do for yours aswell.

Regarding the Dell A940 "Error 50c"....the user guide doesn't seem to mention "Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

1) Press Power to turn the printer off.

2) Lift the printer cover/lid (scanner unit) until the scanner support holds it open.

3) Turn the printer on.
The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.

4) Remove the color ink cartridge.

5) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
If the error message displays again, replace the black cartridge with a new black cartridge.

If the error message does not display, repeat steps 1–3 and then go to step 6.

6) Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black ink cartridge.

7) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If the error message displays again, replace the color cartridge with a new
color cartridge.
If there is no error message (indicated by flashing lights), repeat steps 1–3 and then reinstall both ink cartridges.
8) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If you get the error message again, while both cartridges are installed, replace both of the cartridges.

Basically, what they want you to determine is,....if the short circuit is with the "black ink" cartridge or the "color ink" cartridge and then replace the cartridge that has the problem.

You may have to buy a new cartrige.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Hi there Error 50c


It works for the 940 it may work for the 960 too.
Regarding the Dell A940 "Error 50c"....the user guide doesn't seem to mention "Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

1) Press Power to turn the printer off.

2) Lift the printer cover/lid (scanner unit) until the scanner support holds it open.

3) Turn the printer on.
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4) Remove the color ink cartridge.

5) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
If the error message displays again, replace the black cartridge with a new black cartridge.

If the error message does not display, repeat steps 1–3 and then go to step 6.

6) Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black ink cartridge.

7) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If the error message displays again, replace the color cartridge with a new
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If there is no error message (indicated by flashing lights), repeat steps 1–3 and then reinstall both ink cartridges.
8) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If you get the error message again, while both cartridges are installed, replace both of the cartridges.

Basically, what they want you to determine is,....if the short circuit is with the "black ink" cartridge or the "color ink" cartridge and then replace the cartridge that has the problem.

You may have to buy a new cartrige.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Hi there Error 50c

Regarding the Dell A940 "Error 50c"....the user guide doesn't seem to mention "Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

1) Press Power to turn the printer off.

2) Lift the printer cover/lid (scanner unit) until the scanner support holds it open.

3) Turn the printer on.
The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.

4) Remove the color ink cartridge.

5) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
If the error message displays again, replace the black cartridge with a new black cartridge.

If the error message does not display, repeat steps 1–3 and then go to step 6.

6) Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black ink cartridge.

7) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If the error message displays again, replace the color cartridge with a new
color cartridge.
If there is no error message (indicated by flashing lights), repeat steps 1–3 and then reinstall both ink cartridges.
8) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If you get the error message again, while both cartridges are installed, replace both of the cartridges.

Basically, what they want you to determine is,....if the short circuit is with the "black ink" cartridge or the "color ink" cartridge and then replace the cartridge that has the problem.

You may have to buy a new cartrige.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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