01-16-2021 08:08 PM
Hi, I recently changed the ink and now the black prints blurry or like double vision. I've cleaned the print head and ran a deep clean but still having the same problem. Can anyone shed some light on the solution? And where is the endcoder strip?
01-16-2021 08:22 PM
Here are instructions on cleaning the encoder (timing) strip:
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The timing strip is a clear, plastic strip approximately 1/4 inch in height positioned horizontally across the center of the unit, just in front of the carriage drive belt. The timing strip contains many thin black vertical lines that help determine the carriage position during operation.
During certain uncommon tasks such as the removal of a paper jam, it is possible to inadvertently touch a lubricated area on the printer's chassis causing a small amount of grease to be deposited onto the timing strip.
Grease on the timing strip may result in poor print quality including; mis-aligned or distorted characters, vertical lines or, in some cases, an inoperable error condition (such as 5100) or knocking / grinding noise.
In most cases, it is easy to remove the grease from the timing strip using common household items. If you wish, you may follow the steps below to remove the grease from the timing strip.
-Clean, unused cotton swab
-Small amount of Isopropyl Alcohol or window cleaner
-Flashlight or other light source
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