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Thank you! I had been getting the “0502″ error on my Lexmark 5150. Can anyone help me, I'm lost without my printer! A big thank-you to Clem, Google and the wisdom of crowds! Source

this is usually cause by a twisted encoder strip, or a bad system board. Look around with a flashlight to see how back cover of printer and forward top cover of printer fit in to get an idea of how the back casing and front Min Reply marty says: 2007-03-29 at 2:32 am I have a Lexmark 5150 and accross all of my color copies I am getting a series of dicrete blue lines spaced about Roberts and 5 other Computer Specialists are ready to help you Ask your own question now Customer: replied5 years ago.

Oh, in case you didn't guess - THANK YOU!!! Thanks so much for keeping this site up and running - it has saved me and many others from unnecessarily buying new printers. He also said that lexmark does not carry this part.

Next, gently press down on the encoder strip with one finger on each side of the carrier. http://experts.about.com/q/Printers-1512/lexmark-p4350.htm Reply flipa says: 2006-10-06 at 11:08 am Lexmark P3450 ah thanks but seen that page and tried everything! With a piece of tissue or a small artists brush…very lightly lubricate the steel rod and manually move the cartridge carrier back and forth 3 or 4 times applying a light Lucky for me- I found the answer immediately.

Thanks heaps! it would be more expensive to fix then to replace it.To answer that no this is not something you could fix yourself. Once I knew how to slip it back on, the problem was solved. http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&id=SO2723 Reply MB says: 2007-02-14 at 5:26 am I have a dell A940…Wiping the metal bar worked perfectly…thanks for the tip…I wonder does using cartridges othe than dell seem to be the

All i can figure is the strip came off, and someone tried to attach it back to the clip and didn't know about the sensor. I have had the 0502 hardware error for the past two weeks on my Dell A960. Thanks to all the people that post here.. we thought the damn thing was history, but working fine again now i've wiped the rod!!

Reply Mike Miller says: 2007-04-14 at 8:59 pm I'd cleaned the rod with a paper towel and a little WD 40. replied6 years ago. Your Own Question Freddy M., Technician Category: Printers Satisfied Customers: 18398 Experience: Years of IT and customer support experience 15852642 Type Your Printers Question Here... THANKS!!

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 this contact form Roberts replied5 years ago. Suddenly the carrier "assumed the position" looking for ink. Clem (from fixyourownprinter.com) This works!

Thanks! Many thanks for the awesome tip. Does anyone know?If not, can these encoder strip s be bought online somewhere? have a peek here thank you a 100 times over cannot believe such a simple solution and its working.

Finally googled and found your post. Reply Jeri says: 2009-01-30 at 10:13 pm Thumbs up to you! It worked great and my printer is working Reply Ken says: 2008-04-06 at 10:46 pm Paper towel wiping made my X6100 printer work perfect!!

Wipe it down with a soft cloth gently, then slide the cartriges all the way to the right, and repeat this process.

I was about to throw the freakin' thing in the trash. Reply Bonnie says: 2007-11-27 at 8:10 pm you are awesome. Thanks heaps will use this more often. If you are facing the printer and looking inside of the printer, the strip hooks to YOUR left with the arrow facing down.

After removing this with my fingernail the encoder strip went easily into the slot and my printer finally worked! Thanks very much for sharing this info. 🙂 Reply topaz 46 says: 2008-07-14 at 3:37 pm thanx for the tip…worked to a degree! I tried more to fix the magenta problem. http://ivideoconverter.net/hardware-error/hardware-error-0502-lexmark-x6100.html Reply e says: 2007-11-05 at 4:33 pm i cleaned the rod and it worked!

I cleaned the rod, strip, and other parts of the unit, lubricated, slid the strip through the sensor and reconnected it and re-assembled the unit.