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Printer cartridges will not come center to change

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  • lindaredd Sep 03, 2010

    I tried to move the print cartridges but it is all the way over on the left and I cannot budge it.

  • lindaredd Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks for your help. No matter what I do the message is that the black ink cartridge needs replacing. I have replaced it and snapped it in good, but keep getting the message. It still will not come the center on it's own, but when I started it up, I was able to pop out the ink cartridge and snap it back in. I have not had this printer six months. I cannot afford to buy another one so I am hoping this one can be fixed easily. Thanks.


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Follow these steps to Remove Ink Cartridges From a Printer
Turn on the printer. Open the main lid or hatch. Printers come in many shapes and sizes. Look for the main compartment where you think the ink cartridges might be. If you need help, consult the manufacturer's webpage (See resources for popular printer manufacturers.)
Press the lever to open the cartridge housing. Many but not all cartridges are encased in a cartridge housing.
Pull on the cartridge slowly, in an up-and/or-down and outward way. It shouldn't take much effort. If there is a problem removing the cartridge, consult the manufacturer. Do not try to pry or force it out, as this might damage your printer.
Repeat step 3 for every cartridge you need to remove. Some printers have one black and multiple color ink cartridges, while some have one black and one multi-color cartridge.
Shut the hatch and or lid, and turn off the printer.

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I have run across a few stubborn printers that do this. Sometimes it doesn't recognize the button push etc. The easiest way to do this is to unplug the printer and manually move the print head to the middle and then replace the cartridges. It will be stiff but shouldn't take too much force to move it. When you turn plug it in after changing the carts then it will zero itself again and work normally.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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    taran_2005 Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    If the cartridge is still stuck, this could be a bad news. Unfortunately that means either the encoder strip or the rod needs to be replaced. I would call before having it done as it can sometimes be expensive.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

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