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My printer will not print or do any other function it is a

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My printer will not print or do any other function it is a ESP-3 I get a error 3515
JA: What's the make and model of your printer, and can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: it is a ESP-3
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: it will not let me pull the ink cartages
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: when I open the top to expose the ink cartages they will not come to center
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, but I'll do my best to help you. Please give me a few moments to review your details here.

Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.

This message indicates a carriage fault. That can be caused by anything from debris/obstruction (paper jam, bent/damaged rails, out of place purge assembly/wiper, or dirty/dislocated encoder strip) to an actual hardware defect (bad sensor or control board, faulty carriage drive motor/gear/belt, bad printhead/carriage pcb).

What we can try here are some cleaning and reset steps.
First, open up the printer, and check for any internal debris such as scraps of paper, paperclip or staple, etc. Check if you’re able to move the carriage manually, or if it moves on its own when lifting the lid. If it does move, you can proceed with cleaning by blowing out the inside compartment with compressed air and checking carefully on both sides for any obstructions. Then wipe down the encoder strip, which is a clear plastic strip running the width of the printer, that sits just slightly above and behind the carriage.

Then reset the machine:
unplug power at the wall outlet
wait 5 minutes
press and hold the power/on button for 60+ seconds
keep holding while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after, then release

Let me know the results, and I’ll advise further if needed.

Thanks,

Nathan

Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.

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Nathan