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Lexmark X3470 carrier jam. Turn on and carriage slams from side to side.

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Sounds to me that the carrier dont know its location check to see if the plastic indicator srip cable that runs from the right side of the printer atatched to a small spring through the back of the in carrier to the left side of the printer attached to a metal tab this will be all inline from right to left if this cable came off.. it will have the same symptoms u discribed, hope this helps

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HOW DO I FIX WHEN IT SAY CARRIER IS JAM


the link below will give you precise answers to carrier jam,, please read carefully and follow instructions how to adjust and free up jam area

http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/3400/eng/ug.pdf

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Carriage swings from one side to other


Remove the cartridges from the printer. Close the cover. Unplug the printer from the power source. Wait for about 10-15 seconds before plugging it back in. Once the printer's ready, re-insert the cartridges. Close the cover. It should try to print an alignment page. Let it print the page all the way through without cancelling it. If carrier is not slamming to the sides anymore, problem's resolved. But, when after re-inserting the cartridges and the printer tries to print the alignment and still slamming the carrier to the sides, that sounds more like a mechanical problem and needs to be replaced. If your printer is still within warranty, you can call Lexmark. They might send you a replacement. Good luck!

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After replaceing an ink cartriage every time I turn the printer the ink tray slams to one side then all the way back I gert an error message to start it again and slam bam. I hope you can help.


The encoder strip may have come out of the sensor slot. Turn off power, slide cartridge carrier to center, place finger on each side of encoder strip which runs behind the carriage and push the encoder strip down and back up, slightly back and forward if necessary to get it into the sensor slot which is located behind carrier. If it is in slot, sliding the cartridge carrier back and forth to see if therre is movement. If so repeat.

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When i press copy the carriage shoots across and


The slamming of the carrier past the forward stop cause a reported carrier jam.

You should have the printer serviced by an authorized Lexmark Servicer.

Don

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Clear carrier jam is error message


Not that difficult check if behind the carriage(part holding cartridges) has broken off.Its a small plastic latch about 3 inches in length.
If not then try moving the carriage manually with your hand and see if it moves if it doesn't press and hold the power button and while holding the buttons unplug and re-plug the power cable to the printer .Clean the carriage rod with alcohol on a cotton swab/lint free cloth and then see if the problem surfaces if it does then its time to get a new printer

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The ink carrier has a clear carrier jam message...


If the printer carrier is slamming into the side of the printer, please try the following:
  1. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  2. Open the front cover of the printer where the cartridges are located.
  3. Look for two black bands that span from left to right (they should have one serrated side and one smooth side). Just above the black bands there is a transparent strip; this strip is called the Encoder strip.
  4. Flick this strip lightly with your finger to make sure that it is running smoothly from left to right. You may need to do this two or three times. CAUTION: Do not pull the strip!
  5. Close the front cover of the printer and reconnect the power supply.
  6. If the problem persists, then its a hardware issue and you should contact Lexmark for replacement of the printer.

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Carrier jam


  1. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  2. Open the front cover of the printer where the cartridges are located.
  3. Look for two black bands that span from left to right (they should have one serrated side and one smooth side). Just above the black bands there is a transparent strip; this strip is called the Encoder strip.
  4. Flick this strip lightly with your finger to make sure that it is running smoothly from left to right. You may need to do this two or three times. CAUTION: Do not pull the strip!
  5. Close the front cover of the printer and reconnect the power supply.
Good luck....

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Dell 944 printer


There are two reasons the printer may report a carriage jam - either the carriage is jammed, or the printer thinks the carriage is jammed be cause it does not receive any movement information when it commands the carriage to move. This latter case seems to be the problem you have, and is usually caused by a damaged or displaced encoder strip. You can see what the encoder strip looks like for a different printer here. If the encoder is damaged, unhooked from its supports or covered with ink it could cause the issues you are seeing. If the encoder is still in place you can try gently cleaning it, but I would suspect that most likely you will need to have the printer serviced.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging

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If the printer carrier is slamming into the side of the printer, please try the following:
  1. Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
  2. Open the front cover of the printer where the cartridges are located.
  3. Look for two black bands that span from left to right (they should have one serrated side and one smooth side). Just above the black bands there is a transparent strip; this strip is called the Encoder strip.
  4. Flick this strip lightly with your finger to make sure that it is running smoothly from left to right. You may need to do this two or three times. CAUTION: Do not pull the strip!
  5. Close the front cover of the printer and reconnect the power supply.
  6. If the problem persists, you may need to contact Lexmark Technical Support.

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