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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Re: will not stop making this banging noise
This is problem when the encoder strip is out of place you need to follow these steps carefully :
To resolve this issue:
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.
Remove the power from the printer and slide the cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
Place your index finger on each side of the carriage onto the encoder strip.
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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First of all, let's start with some simple questions.
1 Was the cartridge ever refilled or is it in the original state?
2 How exactly did this occured?
I'm asking this because most printers have a limited space inside them for the cartridge to move around when printing. If they don't fit exactly as they should, they will most likely hit something in their movement when printing. If your cartridge was refilled maybe the person who did that didn't attached the cartridge top part properly and now it moved out of position and hits the inner top of the cartridge housing.
Please provide me first with these informations so I can better assist you.
There is one simple thing you can try. Open the right side door, then the front door. Slide the toner cartridge out. Then slide the drum cartridge partially out then lightly "slam" it back in to reseat the drum cartridge. Re-install the toner then close the front and right side doors. Try a copy and see if this has repaired the problem. If not then try opening and closing the right side door another time or two. If this works then great. If not then you will need to call your local service company to have the machine looked at. Most of my customers have had either the right side door open/close or the removal/re-installation of the cartridges resolve their problem.
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When you say "printer cartridges shooting from side to side when poweed on or lid opened & closed", do you mean that it's banging from side to side? Turn off the printer. Remove the cartridges from the printer. While the cover of the printer is open, check inside for anything out of the ordinary like any tapes or strips that are loose. If none, turn off/on printer and reload the cartridges. If the banging noise is still present, I suggest you contact Lexmark Technical Support to further investigate the problem. It might be a mechanical problem in the printer.
Cartridges may not be seated properly. Remove all the cartridges from the printer. Close the cover. Unplug the printer from the power source. Wait for about 10-15 seconds. Plug printer back to power source. If printer ink cartridge carrier still slams on the sides, encoder strip of the printer might be damaged. If it's still within warranty from where you bought it, have it replaced at that store. If ink cartridge carrier is not slamming to the sides, re-insert the cartridges. Make sure there are no obstructions along the carrier's path. Close the cover. Let the printer print the alignment page. If it's still going to slam the carrier, have it replaced.
Hello. It seems that you have a mechanical/hardware problem in the printer itself. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Unplug the printer from the power source. Plug it back to the power source after 10-15 seconds. When the printer's ready, insert the cartridges and make sure the cartridges are properly seated and locked in the carrier. Make sure there's no foreign objects blocking the carrier. Close the cover. Let it print the alignment page all the way through without cancelling it. If it still makes the banging/knocking sound, I would advise you to call Lexmark. That is a sound of a defective printer already. Good luck!
the printer gears assembly is brokem or gor cracked so it is giving this message that ---cannot complrte print task---
just get that assembly replaced to make it proper.
it will cost u near $20 for the assembly.
If is sounds like a hollow metallic sound then the compressor is likely out of position os the unit has been mis-treated. if this is the case then the compressor will have to be changed (should be a 5 or 10 year wty)
If is i a light sounding tap then it is likely to be some of the copper tubing is hitting the chassis. There is a metal or plastic cover that runs along the back lower part of the fridge, remove this and gently rock the fridge to see if you can re-create the noise.