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Mechanism Error-cradle jam

Whenever I give the print order,the ink cradle stuck on the right hand corner, the paper is half drawn, red light flashes and error message comes as "Mechanism Error, Cradle Jam". I am using HP original company made cartridges 57 and 56/58,
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  • ddellacer Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with the HP Photosmart 7260 photo printer. Everything was working fine and all of a sudden it won't pull paper through and the print cartridges take forever to do anything and then it says mechanism error, print cradle can't move or paper jam. There isn't any piece of paper anywhere in the printer. I just bought $70 worth of ink too.

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SOURCE: Mechanism Error - Print Cradle won't move! - HP 5650

This "plastic strip" is called the "carriage encoder strip". This strip dictates the timing of the carriage assembly. If the end slots aren't broken, you can re-attach it. Otherwise, you'll need to replace it. They are about $10.

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

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SOURCE: cartridge cradle is stuck

I have had this problem with my 7550 for a while now and I finally found this on the HP website and it seems to have fixed my problem, I also replaced all of the cartridges:

Issue While printing from an HP Photosmart printer, the printer screen displays Print cartridge cradle is stuck / clear jam and then press OK . The printer may also make grinding sounds. This can occur after a paper jam when another printer part blocks the cradle. Solution Follow these instructions to adjust the clutch on the printer.

  1. Disconnect the USB cable.
  2. Press the printer power button to turn off the printer.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.
  4. Open the top cover of the printer.
  5. Remove the print cartridges from the printer.
  6. Slide the cradle to the right side of the printer.
  7. Locate the clutch on the left side of the printer.
    NOTE: The clutch is a flat, white, plastic component that rests just above the white roller gear wheel. In the HP Photosmart P1000 and P1100 printers, the clutch is black metal. Figure 1: Printer clutch c00020494.jpg
  8. Remove the rear access door from the back of the printer.
  9. Press the clutch firmly towards the back of the printer, while rolling the wheels in the back of the printer upward two full rotations.
  10. Release the clutch and roll the wheels up two more rotations.
  11. Reinstall the rear access door.
  12. Reinstall the print cartridges and secure the latches in place.
  13. Close the top cover and reconnect the power cord.
  14. Turn on the printer.
  15. Print a test page.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: The print cartridge cradle cannot move.

"The print cartridge cradle cannot move."
I fixed this problem by disconnecting the power cord from the power-strip and connecting it directly into the wall. My printer was not getting enough voltage from the power-strip. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Paper cartrige cradle is stuck.

print cartrige cradle is stuck clear jam then press ok in hpphotosmart 7550

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: print cartridge cradle is stuck.hoe can I clear

It is require servicing if you can open the cover and apply some lubricant oil on the steel rod it will fix the problem otherwise show it service center.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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