DesignJet System error Check Printhead Path 1

System error “Check Printhead Path 1” is usually a Carriage Belt failure, or it may just be friction on the Carriage Rail.

The first thing you could try is “Turn the printer off and allow a few minutes for printer to cool, then turn the printer back on again.”

You could try cleaning and lubricating the Carriage Rail.  If this does not resolve the error, the Carriage Belt will most likely need replacing. You can buy this from Rightparts and use your own engineer, or we can replace it on-site in under an hour. Please email for a quotation.

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