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Print Problem error after 1/3 to 1/2 prints

I have a little more info on my printing problem.  In front of the Platten there is a long black plastic piece that tilts up and down as needed when printing.  If I reach in and hold this piece tilted up, my full page will print.  If I don't do it, it will stop after 1/3 to 1/2 prints.  There is a small piece underneath the tilting piece that runs on a belt right to left that makes this piece tilt up and down.  It appears that this tilting is needed to change carts. (Down to change carts, Up to print).  I only need a black cart as I'm printing a diagnotic test (hold power & Ready etc).  The small piece appears to move too far to the left causing the tilting piece to move into the wrong position.  Any ideas how to fix this problem?

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I think this is a common problem with the MD-5000. I'm searching for a fix now. I've lubricated the parts in question and am testing now. Since the problem is intermittent on my machine, I don't know if the promising results that I've seen will last.

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This is not for changing carts, it's for the anti-curl function. You need to attach your printer to a computer, load the driver, try a test print from the computer, and check to see if the printer is reporting an Anti-curl motor error

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  7. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Push the print cartridge forward until it clicks into place. If the print cartridge you are installing has a white triangle on its label, slide the print cartridge into the slot on the left. The label for the slot is green with a solid white triangle on it. If the print cartridge you are installing has a white square or a white pentagon on its label, slide the print cartridge into the slot on the right. The label for the slot is black with a solid white square and a solid white pentagon on it. c00228296.jpg
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  8. Close the print-carriage access door. c00228297.jpg

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