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The 1/4" belt that's visible seems to be tearing and I am wondering if I buy the part and replace it myself vs. hiring an expensive technician. I am pretty competent in following instructions if the instructions are detailed. Any ideas?

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Hello, as long as you follow instruction regarding disassembly, and are willing to take time, don't rush, and have tools and parts on hand, then yes, but if your not sure, and not willing to follow instructions, as well as take your time, then no. its not the belt you have to take care about, its the electronics, the carriage is the part that you need to take great care of.

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  • Dave Da-Man Oct 20, 2010

    The above post is correct, but maybe a bit understated.....
    I am a 12 year printer repair tech with a few plotter repairs under my belt. I have done 2 of these DesignJet 1050c belts. The last one being just a few weeks ago on a machine I own. It is an involved repair and I would allow 6 hours working time plus an hour or two of study prep before a first try on this job if unfamiliar with plotters or their repair. Having done one before it still took me about 41/2 to 5 hours from start to finish with all the tools and the service manual which I had already bookmarked and highlighted from the one I did before it a few years ago. The manual is a bit difficult to navigate and requires a LOT of flipping around to get through the steps. There are many oppurtunities to miss steps

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