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Reply C.J. Unnecessary. You can't post conmments that contain an email address. × Comment Anonymously Video Images 5 Answers yoav kleinfeld Level 2: An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points Tempted to just buy a new printer that I can purchase cartridges for locally, instead of having to order them, I hate ordering them!! http://jennysbookreview.com/hardware-error/hardware-error-0502-dell-printer-a940.php

It might have a pic that explains it better. Just needs to be aligned properly. I've taken the cartridges out and put them back in aligning them and testing them several times. error 0502 and the paper starts to go in then scrunches up on one side !! http://www.dell.com/support/article/ed/en/eddhs1/SLN52269

It's weird…1 day it works. good luck! When printing on my Lexmark x6170 the left side of the pages were always smudged and "missing" information. I saw this site and the corresponding original message from ‘clem.' I cleaned the rod with a tissue several times, cleaned it with the paper towel, messed with the encoder strip,

This should take care of the printing problems…if not, then you may actually need a new printer. Today I decided to further investigate the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. lexmarx x5150 - cleaning metal rod A++++ Reply Alan says: 2008-11-17 at 3:48 pm It worked!

I love fixing crap that can't be fixed too.... Install the Dell AIO A490.Restart again. I have windows xp. http://printers.iyogi.com/brands/dell/dell-printer-error-0502.html They are a throw away printer.

how wonders.please help me. I wouldn't have known where to start if it wasn't for this post. For Shame to produce and unreliable product with no good follow up. Any OTHER suggestions?

It does appear the encoder strip is out of place, but where exactly is the slot it's supposed to fit into? http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f109/dell-a940-printer-harware-error-0502-a-43338.html I've shut everything down, pulled the power cord, re-installed the cartridges, printed test pages - you name it. i broke one of the little thingies undeer the top so yuh..i think i'll be okay, i don't need color ink anyways and i'll only print text.happy holidays everyone. - unknown After cleaning it all well I did the following:1- Made sure printer was still OFF, Lifted the scanner up THEN I plugged the printer from the back..

I have a photo cartridge on one and a regular color ink in the other. check my blog printing again Reply Gary says: 2008-01-14 at 3:15 pm Worked, printing, awsome!! Reply Sharma Melville says: 2009-12-09 at 3:08 am Clem thank thank very much over a year i had this problem i just bought a printer but this was just a life Out of desperation I found your solution.

thanks for the tip. I have a Dell all in one and just recently started experiencing this problem. We have them at work, about $800 bucks to install 4 OEM cartridges and the color sucks. this content You could always run out and buy a refill kit, and refill the old color cartridge in order to get the photo one to work.

It seems that a "no ink" error trumps 0502, and makes the machine forget it was trying to drive you mad. I just cleaned the rod once again and am optimistic that I'll be okay for another year or so. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/b6uHJp.

A pit from a plum must have been on top of the printer when I was replacing the ink and feel inside.

Thank you! The metal strip also has a hook on it. IT ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING WRONG WITH THEM.I HAVE KNOICA MINOLTA 2400 MAGIC PRO. What the hell is an encoder bar anyways?

Reply jo says: 2008-02-18 at 1:36 am absolutely brilliant clem.Lexmark p4350 failed to acknowledge color cartridge,cleaned rod then got error message 1102.went to lexmark website and had to remove power source I have spent days on this and as a teacher I need to be able to print! Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer. 4. http://jennysbookreview.com/hardware-error/hardware-error-0502-dell-printer.php Reply Vaughn says: 2007-11-09 at 2:40 am I am having samee issue, Tried cleaning bar, not sure if Encoder is in correct slot, only had x6170 just a bit over one

Reply Rob says: 2007-03-30 at 4:59 am marty, did you actually clean the encoder strip that runs behind the cartridge carrier?….this strip is read by the cartridge electronics. Not only did the lube pull A LOOOOOT more residue off, it also stopped the squeaking. THANKS!! When I turn the printer on, the ink carts slide somewhat, and there is a slight 'knock' and then they stop.

What a tip as the printer works perfectly again. Reply Ann says: 2008-07-30 at 6:32 pm Success! (After many tries) I also had the 0502 error. Halleluiah!! Reply shadow says: 2007-10-01 at 1:24 pm I found a thumb tap in mine ..

Reply Dan says: 2006-11-08 at 12:20 am I was just about to toss it out and decided to google the question. i turn the printer on it goes to line up the ink car and error out hardware error 0502 Help!!!! the back of the printer has screws but they do nothing by confused face on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:53am Add comment Please sign in to comment 0 I have a Works great!!

Please Advise. By the way this black cartridge had been refilled numerous times and did have holes in it from me putting in ink FYIAfter cleaning the cartridge, I then used a DRY I can't feel anything on the back of the cartridge and you sure can't see anything. 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.

Reply Keith says: 2007-01-01 at 10:56 pm OMG! Reply Christine says: 2006-05-27 at 2:12 am After searching Lexmark's website to try and figure out why my Z53 wasn't working, telling me my printer was offline, and Lexmark's site was Reply karen says: 2006-10-29 at 3:52 am Have a Dell A940 this worked for me too, thanks. We are unique because we have expertise in products from a wide variety of third-party companies.

Trying to reset something I assume.