>> My 882c can not align the vertical lines. The bottom two displays on
>> the alignment sheet look like a staircase. I have tried alignment
>> several times and also a cleaning. No change. Is it time for a new
>> cartridge or a whole new printer. Thanks
>Try cleaning the encoder strip, wipe carefully with a damp cloth. Don't use
>any solvent as this strip is a photographic emulsion and can be damaged
>easily. The encoder strip has a series of vertical lines that the printer
>uses to tell where the printhead is. Also the guide bar may need to be
>cleaned and lubricated, one drop of light silicone oil on the bar is all you
thanks for the help. can you be more specific as tom what the
encorder strip is and where i find it. thanks
Irv,Quote:> >cleaned and lubricated, one drop of light silicone oil on the
bar is all you
> >Jonathan Lowe,
> thanks for the help. can you be more specific as tom what the
> encorder strip is and where i find it. thanks
If you open the top lid - for cartridge changing - and look in you
will see a shiny round steel bar, above that there is a belt and
then a strip of plastic, this is the encoder strip. Be careful to
only wipe from right to left, the strip has a spring on the left
hand end and if you wipe the other way you risk unhooking it from
it's anchor on the right. So remember RIGHT to LEFT. I use clock
oil for the small amount of lubrication needed if the bar is dry,
however it there is a trace of oil on the bar don't bother
lubrication it further, if it's wet that's all it needs.
Did you try removing and reseating the cartridges? When removed, lookQuote:> My 882c can not align the vertical lines. The bottom two displays on
> the alignment sheet look like a staircase. I have tried alignment
> several times and also a cleaning. No change. Is it time for a new
> cartridge or a whole new printer. Thanks
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> Did you try removing and reseating the cartridges? When removed, look
>for any debris sitting in the holder. One of your cartridges may be
>slightly tilted. Be careful to insert them directly from the front/top.
>Don't apply any side force while installing them.
I just got an HP DeskJet 882C printer for my Windows 95 PC.
Every time I print something (*every* single time, no matter what I print!), an
error message comes up saying:
"Incorrect Installation: Try removing the color print cartridge and reinstalling
But then it just keeps on printing and the printing works fine! On top of that,
I did take it out and re-insert the stupid thing several times and it still
gives me that error message no matter what! But the printing still works fine.
Anybody have a clue what could be wrong? Perhaps a sensor in the printer is
broken, telling my software that cartridge isn't properly installed when it