Hardware error 03130031-2F26 is a carriage motion error. In this blog you will learn how to troubleshoot this error. Please be sure to carefully follow the instructions, as any deviation may cause further (potentially expensive) damage.
Error 2F26 displays a message on the printer that says "Power On Again Carriage Motion Error".
The longer explanation is "Carriage operation disabled. A PWM duty of 100% has lasted for 200 msec in a carriage operation. A collision has been detected in a carriage operation (with the speed predicted from the PWM output valve having a deviation of 25 ips or more from the actual speed".
Yea, that one confuses us too, and we are certified technicians.
Here are the actual causes:
Before trying anything, we always recommend lifting the top cover to be sure there are no paper jams, and the carriage is securely in place on the right side of the printer..
Once you have verified the above information, power cycle the printer.
If the error has cleared, you are finished with this troubleshoot.
The possible causes can vary. Here are 4 scenarios:
A technician can verify the specific type of error in service mode. It is not recommended for "end users" to enter service mode, however on printer models that have become unsupported by the manufacturer, it may be necessary.
We discourage anyone from making any repairs without proper training and knowledge. Ignoring our recommendation could result in severe injury, or death. However, if your model is no longer supported, the following information may be helpful.
ProPrinting Systems may be available for service or parts.
Depending on its age, your printer may simply not be worth repairing. Oder models may not have compatible drivers for new computers and operating systems. For information on Canon's current line of new large format printers, please see the links to the right. They are sorted by industry for convenience.
If you have additional questions, would like to speak to a customer service representative or a service technician, contact us.
If 2F26 is not the error code displayed on your screen, please see our blog post that lists all the possible 03133310 error codes so you can learn more about your specific error.