flashpump

asked Dec 2, 2006 at 5:27pm
Hp HP DeskJet Plus

HP PSC 1350v Carrier slamming into side of printer

I'm posting this for my aunt so take into account this is not a machine I deal with on a regular basis but from what I'm told the carrier for the catridges has been slamming rather hard into the sides of the printer.

Now this may be due to a long plastic strip, sort of like an oil gauge in a car with plus signs on either side, that was pulled out by my cousin. Since this occurred, the cartridge carrier has been slamming into the sides of the machine, the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridges lights are flashing and in the copies section it simply reads "E".

Any ideas? And if all this can be solved by replacing that strip, just let me know how I go about doing that.

Thanks much!
OK, I just noticed a few other people on here are having this problem as well, but here's my question: Do I have to completely remove the top of the printer in order to get to this area where the encoder strip should be or is there another way to do this?

And also, one end of the encoder strip is ripped. It's not a terrible rip, just one of the loops is ripped.
by flashpump on Dec 2, 2006 at 5:56pm Add comment
It is difficult to rethread the strip without removing the top cover.

You may be able to repair the end of the strip with clear packing tape, wrap it over the damaged area and then cut it out over the slot.

The spring mount on the left end may be out of position, the flanges on the mount sometimes get pulled so they are resting on the front of metal frame the mount is screwed to, they should be behind it.
by Stephen on Dec 2, 2006 at 8:14pm Add comment