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Disconnected plastic ribbon
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steveccs
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Disconnected plastic ribbon 1/4" x16"

I have a HP Officejet 6500 inkjet printer with a disconnected ribbon cable.  It's approximately 1/4" wide by 16" long and is a dark smoky color.  One of the taps are broken at the end and I'm sure that is the reason it became disconnected.  I'm sure I can repair the broken end but I don't know how to reconnect the ribbon cable.  Can anyone help me.  Thanks

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Bob_Headrick
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Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon 1/4" x16"


steveccs wrote:

I have a HP Officejet 6500 inkjet printer with a disconnected ribbon cable.  It's approximately 1/4" wide by 16" long and is a dark smoky color.  One of the taps are broken at the end and I'm sure that is the reason it became disconnected.  I'm sure I can repair the broken end but I don't know how to reconnect the ribbon cable.  Can anyone help me.  Thanks


Have you read the thread here?  The post here may help.

 

Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Windows Expert - Consumer,  HP Expert

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steveccs
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Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon 1/4" x16"

yes, I read the posting but my ribbon cable is different than the one listed.  this cable is the long narrow ribbon.

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hbai
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Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

Hi BOB,

my nice HP6500 printer stopped working and my wife handed over to that "strip" to me. First I was totally frustrated d to identify what pice of my printer I've got.

 

Searching for help I found your description and that was really a break through for me. Your descrption is perfectly done.

Finally I tested to fix the strip right and left through the carriage and took my time.

Really unexpected short in time I was suceesful. The priter is working properly again.

 

Many many thanks - and please continue to support guys like my not nowing the details of printers.

 

Greetings from Germany

Herbert   

 

Thats my first try in that message system - I do hope my thank you will path through to you.

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Bob_Headrick
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Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

@Herbert - I am glad I could help.  Happy Printing!

Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Windows Expert - Consumer,  HP Expert

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ron250
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Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

Thanks,

 

I followed your instructions, your info helped and the printer worked as it was supposed to, for quite some time.

 

I had other problems after this, I couldn't see trying to fix it, I bought a new HP

printer.

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matthias76
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Message 47 of 55 (227 Views)

Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

Hi There !!

 

Same problem here.

encoderstrip away.

http://h30492.www3.hp.com/t5/Drucker-und-All-in-One-Ger%C3%A4te-Nutzung/HP-Officejet-6000-E609a-Foli...

 

After replacing encoderstrip the carrieage hits hard from side to side.

think i missed the sensor in carrieage !?

how can i see if im in sensor or not !?

 Any solution !?

 

Matthias

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matthias76
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Message 48 of 55 (224 Views)

Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

Pictures from post above !!

cant edit post !?

encodergeklebt.jpgencoderstreifen_druckkopf.jpgencoderstreifen_links.jpgencoderstreifen_rechts.jpg

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matthias76
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Message 49 of 55 (185 Views)

Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

Ok, problem was -> i missed the sensor in carriage !!

Now works !!

Thx for help.

Thx to Bob_Headrick who post the photos to solve encoder strip problem.

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weimie
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Re: Disconnected plastic ribbon

I'm having the same issue.  Needing to reattach encoder strip for HP PSC 2355.  I cannot make heads or tails out of the photos you've provided, and I realize it's not the same model.  Any ideas?

 

Thanks

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