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I just refilled the black ink in my HP the cartridge assembly moves around and then violently slams into the left hand wall. Suggestions on how to repair that? Thanks!

The sheets were getting faded, so I refilled the ink reservoir. Once I reinstalled the cartridge, the print head started slamming around...yellow and green lights both blinking. Thanks for any help!

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  • John Gaffigan Feb 16, 2012

    Thank you for the folks who offered some ideas for my consideration. There are no visible scraps of paper in the paper path. Don;t know if WD-40 will help...the print head runs smoothly over the rod already. On this encoder thing...what is that all about and how do I check on that possibly being the issue? Again, thanks to all!



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SOURCE: will not print at all

You can try restoring the printer to factory settings..and try agian it has worked most of the times for me..Let the catridge be in the printer when you do this..

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SOURCE: HP Photosmart C6100 All-In-One Printer stopped printing black ink

Please clean the print heads :

Press Setup up - Tools - Clean Print heads on the All-in-One.

If this does not resolve the issue , Reset the All-in-One.

Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

1. Unplug the power cable from printer when the printer is powered on.

2. Press and hold OK and HELP buttons while plugging in the power cord.

If issue stil persists. Contact HP.

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SOURCE: Printer Carriage Violently Slams Back and Forth

The encoder strip is out of it's way, or is removed...

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SOURCE: 932C Constant blinking ink light

problem here is the orange light blinking- has ink in the cartridge- stopped printing in the middle of the page

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SOURCE: Printer Won't Print

I had the same problem all you have to do is in the left side there is a black sorta arrow looking piece. You have to get this back in alignment... There is a white wheel right across from it push the the wheel down till you get it to the top where there will be a triangle like cut out.. You then need to push the point of the black arrow like piece to the left of the wheel so it below the wheels level... This is what is causing the smacking noise it is getting caught on this black arrow like piece.

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