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Encoder strip have hole. How can i take it out?

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    stephen Vasquez Jun 23, 2008

    Hey Bob I think they are referring to the ribbon right behind the ink cartridges. I have a couple of HP 7410 that have the same problem. The ink cartridge on the right has a choice of a regular or high capacity Black cartridge. When you insert these high capacity cartridges in place , the consumer feels that it is not inserted all the way within the carriage holder, this in fact "punctures" that data ribbon that is white in color and has the copper/brass colored lines on it. The effect?....error message on plasma screen stating the in cartridge needs to be re inserted and close front cover. This message is sent over and over since the "hole" that was punctured in the Ribbon, is unable to finish the initialization. This is what they are calling the Encoder Strip

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Why would you want to remove the encoder strip? The strip can be carefully cleaned in place by following the instructions here.

If you really want to remove the strip (not recommended) open the lid (with the power on). Wait for the printer noises to stop, then carefully move the carriage (with the print cartridges in it) to the left. Unplug the printer power.

The encoder is held on a metal tang at the right side and a spring on the left side. Carefully grasp the encoder near the right side and pull it to the right so it can be dislodged from the tang on the right. You will need to bend the encoder slightly to unhook the end. Once it has been loosened form the right you can then release the left tang and carefully remove the encoder.

When reinstalling the encoder reverse these steps. First thread it properly through the sensor on the back of the carriage, then connect the left end to the spring, then connect the right side.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging



Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Lexmark 5150 All in One Printer - Encoder Strip

I hope this helps. There is usually a spring that holds the encoder strip on either or both ends. The have a hole that the spring is inserted in. The hole brakes and the encoder strip comes off. If you have all the parts including the spring you can modify the encoder strip by cutting a piece of strong tape to fit over where the strip was broken. I use packing tape. Poke a hole in it and reinstall encoder strip. You should also be able to buy a new strip but I am not sure. I also would go to an electronic store and find a tool to help. Buy a spring hook. It is designed to help push on and pull off springs and they only should cost a couple bucks USA. I hope this helps, Bill

Posted on Apr 01, 2007

WhIzAtIt
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SOURCE: Lexmark 6170 encoder strip reattach help needed

There is a spot where the strip goes through and it MUST be in this slot. It might be just a slot or it could be a hole it goes through. On all inkjets the strip will ALWAYS be straight and not pushed either frontward or backward, if it is, its not where is should be.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

Cindy Jo
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SOURCE: Encoder Strip

What is the question? Where should you put the numerical strip of ownership? Let me know and I will send you in the right direction.

Cynthia Charczenko

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

damanpreet_c
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SOURCE: encoder strip

It is not possible for you to hook the encoder strip back to print, its kind of a Hooks on both ends which is holding it, even if you are able to put it back, it will not work,

I would refer you to a local computer tech, however I'll suggest you to get a new printer, coz tech might charge lot more than what the price of new printer

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: encoder strip part c8941-80005

an encoder strip is seriously easy to replace! the strip rides thru a sensor on the ink cartridge carriage. one end hooks on to a small "hook"" on the left side of the plotter. the other end connects to a small "hook" on the encoder strip spring which connects to the right side of the plotter. Most manufacturers consider anything inside the case to be "not user replaceable". but really, its harder to keep the pictbridge bezel (cover) from falling out than it is to replace the encoder strip.
in response to jktyler.. my 2 year old did the same. if the small slots on the ends of the encoder strip are broken, then the strip is definitely damaged.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

komguy
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SOURCE: clean brother encoder strip

The encoder strip is barely visible thru the top in front of the printhead, if you can see it without taking all apart, you use a Q-tip just damp with water and wipe each side as far as you can reach.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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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.
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  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.
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107894933.gif
Figure 2: Correctly seated encoder strip

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Solution:

1. Cleaning the encoder strip:
a. printer should be off and disconnected from power.
b. open the front cover.
c. Using a dry, lint free cloth, pinch the encoder strip on the right-hand side of the cartridge carriage and pull your fingers across it toward the right-hand side of the printer and you can move the cartridges carriage to clean the strip completely.
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2. Repositioning the Encoder strip.
a. Remove the power cord from the printer.
b. Open the front cover.
c. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
d. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
e. Using an 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.
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i. Re-connect the power cord to the printer and try again to print.



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