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Printer head is immobile

We recently replaced the ink cartridges, and the printer head doesn't seem to move horizontally any more and so we cannot print. The "brown belt" that looks like it should be moving the printer head carriage mechanism moves, but it seems to have disconnected from the printer head and we cannot figure out how to reconnect it. Any help appreciated.

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Take a look at the belt closely,

1- there should be grooves,sometimes these belts start to fall apart, the grooves actually start to fall off  and don't grab the printhead.

If you look inside of the printer are there any black pieces? If so say goodbye, It is almost impossible to find replacement parts.

 

2- test by moving the printhead to a different location with it off then turn on to see if it moves.

 

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it properly.
7. Remove the cartridge from its protecting bag. Remove only the yellow tape seal from the cartridge. The yellow tape seal must be removed. Leaving the tape on when you install the cartridge will permanently damage it. Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the cartridge.Otherwise ink will leak.
8. Lower the ink cartridge into the cartridge holder with the label on the cartridge face up and the arrow on the cartridge pointing to the rear of the printer.
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