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Lexmark x1185 nylon strap behind print cartridges fell off

I see where this is to reattach at either end of the carriage, but I can't feed it through behind the print cartridges correctly - there is too much slack remaining.
Is there a picture or manual I can download that shows how to thread this nylon strap behind the printer cartidges?
What is its function?

Thanks, Tom

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It is so called encoder stip. It helps to determine the carrier position.Lexmark x1185 nylon strap behind print cartridges  - 25ef9f5.jpg ... and the view from behind

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Fixing it is pretty easy using these photo's I took whilst repairing my X1185 with the same problem. It's cause was the tension spring (circled yellow below) had just uncurled and let go of the sensor strip


Pic 2


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you can also checked lexmark site for this

check out this link too.
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