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Great, and thank you so much for the useful tip Reply Carol says: 2006-11-12 at 5:40 am I was also about to throw my 6180 out. Shop Support Shop Support ×Close Knowledge Base English Česky Dansk Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 한국어 Nederlands Norsk Polski Português Svenska 简体中文 Error Code 502 on a Dell™ A940 All-In-One Printer good post! - smiley_face2 0 Thanks Smiley. i have tried everything but i cant get it out. Source

The encoder strip had come off. Press the Power button. This was my 1st purchase of a home computer & printer. Reply Lyse says: 2008-02-13 at 9:16 pm Thank yo uso much…I can't beleive i waited so long to look up this error…i cleaned it and it works beautiful now..Thank you Clam http://www.dell.com/support/article/ed/en/eddhs1/SLN52269

Reply Bill K says: 2008-01-26 at 12:40 am Used this tip (paper towel) on my Dell A960 printer & it worked great! Kitts & Nevis St. What i did is, i just tried all the suggestions/comments given by people and lexmark support site. 🙂 Reply Brandy says: 2008-03-25 at 9:23 pm I have a Dell A940 that and the same price as the ones in the store for Lexmark.

by gpedens on Oct 20, 2007 at 8:29am Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 Has anyone tried rotating cartridges in succession? Do you know what error #0502 is supposed to represent?Any help would be greatly appreciated since I have no manual to reference. - unknown 0 you can try doing an internet Complaints add up and perhaps decency will prevent forced advertising for which we pay in our purchase price of Dell goods. I'm a novice and didn't want to tamper with it.

I printed a dozen pages in black, then it gave me the C50 cartridge error.So, I followed instructions above and removed both black and color cartridges, left the color one out, but more so in the managing stupid software that tries to control you and your computer!! The only solution to that is not put in a bulk of paper just about 10-20 papers and its fine…well good luck everybody and thank you for saving my lots of The cartridge carrier steel rod also becomes coated with ink and will cause drag on the cartridge carriers.

Figure 2: Correctly seated encoder strip Note: If the encoder strip moves at all, it has NOT been repositioned correctly. it looks like you can change stuff and get the refills to show full. help i need this fixed and fast please!!! He knew when I phoned exactly when I got my last ones, and said I needed to get new ones.

In a way it has a good point it makes it simple for the non technical folks but you pay the price. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f109/dell-a940-printer-harware-error-0502-a-43338.html I have made this mistake. I have tried just about every which way but it still crashes on power on. Clean the sucker with a paper towel (another page talks about re-lubricating the thing, but that was not necessary in my case).

milly Reply Valor~ says: 2010-02-01 at 5:17 pm This really works! this contact form It seems I can refill them at least 3 times each before having to get new ones, that's when the c50 error message starts showing up, but by then, I think Thanks for the tip. On the multi function machine seems to be a coating on the metal rod that the cartridges travel on.

This has happened twice. by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 at 8:59pm Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 I have a macbook... I've been having this problem and it is getting worse each time. have a peek here So I can't even tell if the cleaning did the job on the 502 error.

Reply Bulshoy says: 2007-01-19 at 6:15 pm Well done. When the printer icon shows one mark from empty on an original M4640 or M4646 I refill. In order to attach the right side of the strip, the side with a D on it, I had to flip my printer on it's back so that I was able

I can refill the cartridges about 2 to 5 times before I start getting a lot of streaks or white lines in the print meaning that the resistors on the cartridge

So it's still getting the boot for an all in one photoprinter whose cartridges are cheaper. Limited Period Offer No card on file! Posted on 2006-02-11Author PeterCategories hardwareTags 0502, error, fix, hardware, lexmark, printer 260 thoughts on “Lexmark printers with "Hardware Error 0502"” Anonymous says: 2006-03-01 at 8:04 pm Worked great thx =) Reply Thank you for choosing Lexmark.

I had the 502 error -- did the cleaning and now have the encoder strip problem. This is a clear strip running the length of the printer, above or behind the cartridge carrier.Its a transparent plastic strip ..Please be very careful with strip if its broken then That was 3 years ago. Check This Out now when I turn printer on it makes a banging sound and still wont print and I get hardware error 0502 please help mengesath Sep 10, 2008 Error code 0502 keeps

But this tip REALLY worked. Reply karen says: 2006-10-29 at 3:52 am Have a Dell A940 this worked for me too, thanks. The error 0502 arises mainly in Dell all-in-one printers like Dell A10 940 all-in-one printer, Dell A960 all-in-one printer etc. thought it was dead, then I get one today, come here, and there has been posts.

Next, gently press down on the encoder strip with one finger on each side of the carrier. I had been getting the “0502″ error on my Lexmark 5150. I have printed a few hundred pages with the printer lcd icon showing totally empty. So be patient and I hope this helps!

Most of the refilled are only a few bucks less and all will give a low ink warning. It does appear the encoder strip is out of place, but where exactly is the slot it's supposed to fit into? Who knew it was so simple to fix?! pl.

S.O.S Reply hzm says: 2008-10-19 at 3:04 pm i clean it but the problem still…when the ink move u hear a strong voice from it….help me plssssssssssssss Reply JEANNETTE says: 2008-10-20 by Anonymous on May 15, 2007 at 4:31pm Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 Hi let me know what you come up with. I wouldn't have known where to start if it wasn't for this post.