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ERROR MESSAGE : 0502

After changing the ink cartridges on my Lexmark ExecJet IIc printer/scanner/copier/fax machine, and put the top down, it came up with this error message. When I put the top back up, the printer head with the ink cartidges is stuck, does not move from the left hand side of the machine as you face it.

Can you help?

Edith van Dommelen
Tel/Fax: 61 8 93006103 Mob: 61 8 413887318
Email: gtiedith@zeta.org.au (preferred method of contact)

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Hi gtiedith, sometimes the carridge just gets stuck. Leave the lid open. Power off the printer. Clean the carridge metal rod with a tissue. (Just a little wipe should do it. Than grab the carridge & slide it to the right about 2 inches. Close the lid & power on the printer. It should be just fine. Print a test page if you want to.

Have a good day!

Mike

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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Receiving message Error 0502


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Lexmark printers with "Hardware Error 0502? Published on February 11, 2006 in hardware. 252 Comments Tags: 0502, error, fix, hardware, lexmark, printer. Good tip for the Lexmark All-in-one inkjet printer owners (mine is the X6170):
98393867_e286ea59ca_t.jpgAfter some months of use, your printer might get the habit of stopping in the middle of a page and showing "Hardware Error 0502" on the LCD display. If you leave the printer alone for a while, it might start printing again. Then again, it might not. Pretty annoying.
The Lexmark support site will let you power off, remove the power cord for 30 seconds (!!), take out the cartridges and fiddle with some encoder strip. This whole procedure might take you up to 30 minutes and it will not help (been there, done that).
The real answer is given by a person called 'clem':
98393885_c4f82c99a9_m.jpgHardware Error: 0502.
On the multi function machine seems to be a coating on the metal rod that the cartridges travel on. Just wipe this rod with a kleenex and the problem seems to go away. Somehow it presents a drag on the cartridges and causes an error.
Clem
(from fixyourownprinter.com)
This works! Clean the ****** with a paper towel (another page talks about re-lubricating the thing, but that was not necessary in my case). The towel will be black (ink residu, presumably), but there you go printing to your heart's desire again

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After I changed ink cartridges on my Lexmark ExecJet IIc printer/scanner/fax/copier, and shut teh top down it comes up with error: 0502 When you lift the top up again the print head does not move across,...


Check the encoder strip on the printer. (This is a clear strip running the length of the printer, above or behind the cartridge1.gif carrier.) Do the following:
1. Switch off the printer using the power button.
2. Disconnect the power cable1.gif from the back of the Lexmark5.gif X5100 / X6100 Series.
3. Leave the power cable disconnected for 30 seconds.
4. Slide the cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer by taking the top part of the belt and moving it gently to the right.
5. Take out both cartridges1.gif.
6. Place an index finger on the encoder strip on either side of the cartridge carrier.
7. On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into. Slightly push the encoder strip down and then back up1.gif to get it into the slot.
8. Lightly press the strip first to the rear and then forward, if necessary.
9. Clean the encoder strip with a dry tissue. Also clean the contacts of the printer.
10. Reconnect the power cable and switch the printer on again.
11. Perform the hardware test without cartridges first and then with both cartridges.*
12. Make a standalone copy.
13. If the copy is satisfactory, repeat the test once to confirm that the error is gone.

If that doesnt work let me know..

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Thank You
Computerrep

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Figure 1: Open Ink Cartridge Lids
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