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HP c4795 carriage jam problem

My printer has consistently given me an error reading saying the carriage is stuck. It gives instructions to "fix" the problem, but even if I get it working, I print 1 or 2 pages and it comes up with the same error.

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Hi, Jim

Solution to your printer is to pull out your mains plug and put back let the printer set it self again it should let you remove your
cartriage out.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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My solution was to simply unplug the unit, with leaving it off for several moments. Voila! It worked!! I had to reset the time and date settings, though. A small price to pay.

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SOURCE: hp psc 1610 printer ... error message alternates between carriage jam and out of paper

i cleaned the clear file strip behind the carriage by rubbing it between my fingers and my printer started working again. before that i had paper jam and carriage jam and it wouldn't do any printing or copying.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: PRINTER SAYS CARRIAGE JAM HP 6110

One trick I do for that COMMON issue with HP printers (won't stay at the center where you can have access to the cartridges),

Print a page where the content is placed exactly where I want the print head to be.
Then cut the power by unplugging the power cord.

Remember, It's what I do and I am just sharing my "trick".

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: My printer HP Officejet 7310

this one service station problem not releasing the carrage,pls change service station

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Empty carriage stuck in my HP 7500A printer


Hello,Lester Makang
Your carriage got stuck in service station,is there any noise coming from the right side of printer then there will be broken gear.
Power on your printer,after you got carriage jam error open cartridge access door and wait 5 second when you see that gears trying to move,use your hand to pull your carriage to left side.Don't use much force.If your carriage got free then install your print head and cartridges.If this will happen again then take it to service center they will change the service station or broken gear but the cost goes much high.

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Carriage Jam Error on HP Printer

There is nothing much to do if you get a Carriage Jam error. We can give a try to solve it ( Usually carriage jam error results in Hardware failure )

Follow the instructions below to resolve Carriage Jam issue.
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Open the rear access door ( or duplexer )
  3. Check for any bits of paper stuck, if so, remove them.
  4. Open the front access door where you see the cartridges. Check for any paper pieces, if so, remove them.
  5. Move the carriage manually 5-6 times from left to right.The carriage should move freely. ( Do not apply force )
  6. If the Carriage does not move freely, try to remove the cartridges and close the rear and front access door.
  7. Power on the printer and it will prompt you for missing cartridges.
  8. Install the Cartridges.If it does not prompt you for cartridges missing, you will find Carriage Jam Error on the screen
  9. This indicates the printer is faulty and needs repair

In any condition if you are not able to fix the issue, Contact HP ( 1-800-474-6836 ) If the printer is In-Warranty please contact HP for replacement. HP may charge for repair for Out of Warranty printer

Regards,Ron


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on May 20, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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"carriage jam. Open door. Clear carriage jam, then press okay" error keeps repeating... tried everything still no change...


If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
  • Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
  • Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.

Sep 01, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 6210 All-In-One InkJet...

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Keeps saying carriage jam but don't see a jam. was on earlier carlesann@yahoo.com


Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
  • Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
  • Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
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Aug 25, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

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HP PSC 1610 printer gives error message: Carriage Jam, clear carriage. I open the door and there isn't a Jam. I tried the solution (clean cartridge, turn off/on couldn't reset) posted by nanotech 9 Aug...


If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
  • Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
  • Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.

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Continue to get clear carriage jam after opening door and clearing or moving the carriage in hp 4215xi


Click here for instructions on resolving carriage jams on the 4215xi. If you successfully complete these instructions and still have carriage jams, your printer likely needs service.
I am an HP employee. I do not represent HP on this site.

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Error message= open door clear carriage jam and


I think the message is instructions, as in
(1) open door (2) clear carriage jam (3) press enter
So there is something internal to the printer that makes it think it has a carriage jam, piece of paper under a sensor, dirty or stuck sensor.
If you can't find it using a bright light, try canned air.

Feb 01, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP 6110 Printer jams after 1 sheet


Hi,

Thanks for contacting Fixya.com

Please try the bellow mentioned troubleshooting steps to help elliminate the paper jam and noise issue for your printer:

Things that cause a carriage jam error:

Dirty encoder strip.

Damaged encoder strip.

Encoder strip spring mount out of position so strip is slack.

Encoder strip not threaded through the emitter/detector that reads the lines on the strip. (just fixed a 5550 with this problem)

Emitter/detector that reads the lines on the strip is bad, this is part of the carriage PCA, (board).

Carriage stuck on side because service station is not releasing it.

Carriage stuck due to being tilted at wrong angle, if it's stuck a few inches from the right it needs to move farther to the right to be released, stuck a few inches from the left end move it farther to the left. (instructions probably on HP web site, they are there for the DeskJet 5550)

Carriage binding on rail due to ink build-up or lack of lubrication, (be careful what you use to lube).

Bad carriage motor.

Bad carriage drive belt.

Some machines have a timing disc on the service station motor and may indicate a carriage jam if the service station motor does not turn.

The cause could also be a loose cable connection on a small circuitboard inside the printer (The one that controlled the paper jam sensors) I fixed it by saudering the leads to the board until I had a good connection again.

Thank You and best of luck,.

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Hp photosmart 7550 says carriage is stuck


print cartrigeis cradle is stuck clear jam then press ok in hp photosmart 7550.

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