Thes printers are great, many years of use. I moved one and now the print head move completley from left to right and slams into the stop on the right side. It growls like the belt is slipping for maybe 4 seconds and then shuts down with the lights flashing. Can anyone help?
There is a small limit switch inside on the left side that can get bent and causes this. It needs to be in the OPEN position when the printhead is to the right side and it closes when the head slides over it. Look for it, it is obvious. Now, bending it back is not a slam dunk but maybe yours is an easy bend back in place. Mine is taking more effort. I have removed the top to work better with it and removed the screw holding it down. I might have to un-solder the two wires to pull it out and put it on my workbench under strong magnification. Good luck.
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The print head is not designed to be moved manually and damage may occur if you try to do so forcefully.
To center the print head to replace ink tanks and to replace/remove print head you should do the following:
1. Make sure power is turned on and open the Paper Output Tray gently.
2. Lift the scanning unit (cover) until it stops. Lift with document cover closed.
The print head holder should move to the replacement position (center).
Do not force print head holder to move nor touch it while it's moving. These parts are very delicate
and generally are made mostly of plastic.
If the Scanning Unit (Cover) is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. In this case, close and reopen the Scanning Unit (Cover).
Yup. I suspect the head has been removed from the unit. There are adjustments on some printers. It was assembled wrong. The grating noise is likely the auto cleaner. If it cannot go 'home' the unit will not initialize. Possibly the head detect sensor is broken or covered. If the head will not home (moves out and back more than once or slams home hard), 'Init Unable AF'. You may be able to order a service manual from Brother for this. A repair shop can order the manual as well. (I suspect you need a new print head as well. You might want to replace the printer) see tips on bubblejet printers.
Hello my friend, check if print head carriage has stuck and move the carriage a
few times. You can also blew some compressed air
around to clear any foreign objects.Also you can try moving the cartridge back and forth a few times and when you do that restart your printer .If still doesn't work you should take it to a repair shop.Good luck:)
From older Epsons: If the ink cartridges are empty (red light on), hold the ink switch 3 seconds to move the print head to the left. If they are not empty, hold paper switch until print head moves left. Once you remove a cartridge you can't reuse it, even if there's ink in it according to Epson.
seems a case of carriage jam n needs servicing.. howevr, do it if ur printer is out of warranty and u r a professional.. check for loose/faulty carriage-belt and the drive-assembly..jammed/sticky cleanser-unit (esp the rubber, gears n base).. also chance of defective/faulty photo/opto-coupler 'sensor(s)'..the diodes and resistors in dis section.. always better to hv professional supervision, contact ur system admin/vendor....