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When I switch the printer on it jambs.

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?


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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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