Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Printer Mechanism Error


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 REfan001

REfan001

  • Members
  • 53 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:18 PM

Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

I have an HP deskjet 5150 and everytime I try to print something, my printer keeps saying that there is a mechanism error and that I should check for a paper jam or other obstruction, even though there is clearly no obstruction. It used to only say after each time it printed something, but now it doesn't print at all. how do I fix this?

Edited by REfan001, 22 August 2010 - 10:05 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Torvald

Torvald

  • Members
  • 366 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Antonio, TX USA
  • Local time:12:18 PM

Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:33 PM

Hi,

You might want to open your printer and take a look at the printer head carriage (it's what your inkjet printer cartridges are connected to it).

If you see what looks like a shredded rubber belt or a bunch of loose fibers flopping around, then the print carriage return belt may have gone bad on you. I recently discovered the same problem when a friend gave me a free HP Officejet R40xi that wouldn't work. That's because it had a shredded carriage return belt.

If the belt is found to be your problem, it is possible to buy and install a replacement belt. However, for a relatively low cost printer like this one, you'd probably be better off simply purchasing a replacement printer.

Google is my friend. Make Google your friend too.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users