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When i opened my lexmark 1200 printer to replace the ink cartridges, i noticed a long thin strip of plastic was loose. and now the cartridges dont move back and forth smoothly but clunk to either side and i cant print anything now because of it. on the left side of the strip are the letters/numbers J3300XA and an arrow. on either end of the strip is a small hole which i'm assuming latches on to something inside the printer.

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If the encoder strip has become unseated: 1 Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cable from the back of the unit. 2 Open the printer's front cover. 3 Pinch the top of the carrier belt and gently move the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer. 4 On the back of the cartridge carrier, there is a small slot that the encoder strip fits into. Gently push the encoder strip down and back up to get it into the slot. NOTE: If the strip is completely out of the slot, it may be necessary to move it first forward and then back. 5 Move the cartridge carrier back to the left-hand side of the printer with the carrier belt. 6 Reconnect the power supply and turn the printer back on
If you need some graphical reference, please refer to this article: Printer Cartridge Stalls or Is Blocked .

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