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X73 found loose spring

My x73 wasn't feeding paper and I took it apart to see if I could fix it like suggested here. When I got it apart a small black spring fell out, about the size of one of the screws. does anyone know where this little spring came from? maybe I can still fix it.
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  • hamnxz Jul 27, 2008

    My X73 stopped feeding the paper. I took it completely apart and found a broken spring under the catridge bed. In additon a silver screw was jammed into the paper moving gears. Could not find where the screw belonged. Took both out and did a good cleaing. I sill have the same problem.

  • jroma101 Aug 19, 2008

    Paper was advancing irregularily, resulting in printing one line on top of another. In turning the machine over to look inside for jam, a silver spring about 5/8" in diameter and 1" long rolled out of the paper feed slot. Looking for parts diagram or exploded view to find the home of this spring.

  • JayeTee Sep 01, 2008

    My computer is a Dell 4500. After moving the computer & hardware is all set-up correctly, however my Lexmark X73 will not feed paper even though it sounds as if it is trying. The status light blinks, but the cartridges and belt do not move as they did before.

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I was having a similar problem. After finding the service manual (4402_X73.pdf) and taking the thing apart, an ink-covered broken spring fell from the inside. I checked around the 'Maintenance Station' and found the other half still hanging. Apparently -because I haven't got a replacement yet to confirm- the spring goes across the bottom of the 'Maintenance Station' to a lever on the other side. If someone can tell me where to post a picture of the thing, I'll gladly do it.

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That spring and screw need to be replaced where they came from..factory level repair

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