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Will not stop making this banging noise

I STOPPED MY PRINTER AND REFILLED MY CARTRIDGE, WHEN I CLOSED THE PRINTER DOOR, IT NOW SLAM AGINST THE SIDE OF THE PRINTER WALL. NOW IT WANT TURN OFF OR STOP BLINKING, NOW I CAN'T GET IT TO DO ANYTHING, NOT EVEN LINE UP THE INK CARTRIDGE. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT I DO TO FIX THE PROBLEM...

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  • CUMMINGSCARL Jul 30, 2008

    I'VE TRIED TO RESET THE ENCODER STRIP ON MY X73 PRINTER, BUT THE PROBLEM IS STILL NOT FIXED. WHENEVER I OPEN THE PRINTER DOOR OR CLOSE IT, THE CARDRIDGE STILL DOESN'T CAUSE THE CARRIER TO MOVE OR STARTS TO BEGINS TO PRINT. IT STILL SLAMS AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE PRINTER WALLS. IS THERE SOME OTHER SOLUTION THAT I CAN TRY....

  • tommyhuffman Nov 09, 2008

    I changed the ink cartriges and now when I turn on the printer, it slams to the end. The endcoder strip is in place, any suggestions.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I am getting the same reaction with the banging against the side of the printer what is the solution

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This is problem when the encoder strip is out of place you need to follow these steps carefully :


To resolve this issue:

  1. Open the front cover of the printer and locate the encoder strip. This is the thin silver/clear strip that runs across the printer behind the cartridge carrier. If the encoder strip has come out, it will cause the printer to go into a carrier stall.
  2. Remove the power from the printer and slide the cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
  3. Place your index finger on each side of the carriage onto the encoder strip.
  4. Slightly push it down and back up to get the strip back into the slot. (On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into.)



NOTE ::: Please do it gently do not break the strip or it cannot be used again...



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