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Hp 1215 problem after paper jam

I had a paper jam. Removed paper through back. Eerror lights stayed on and carriage just runs rapidly from side to side and makes teribble banging noise. Cannot see any obstruction. Phoned telephone assistance line and they said turn off. turn back on. Hold down ON and PAPER SIZE buttons. When released same problem persists. Cannot print at all now. Thank you. Regards Roberta

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  • Billingdad Nov 17, 2007

    My prolem is exactly as drumgirl's I have done the same thing to try and solve the problem but the orange lights are showing 1) check paper 2) check printer cartridges. When I try and print a document the error message comes onto my screen "Mechanism Error" "The print cartridge cradle cannot move." The printer cartridge cradle is moving freely and occasionally moves from side to side but a clunking sound is heard when the cartridge is seated to the rignt. If I open the front flap as if to replace the cartridge the cradle does not move at all.... I have just replaced both the printer cartridges at a cost of £50.00 and I am reluctant to throw away the printer.. please help if you can. :(

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Turn the printer off
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gently turn the paper roller upward until it clicks. Make sure the door is securely closed. Wait a few more minutes then turn the print back on. I hope this helps.

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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.

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Unplug the power cord and while doing that make sure printer is powered on i mean do not turn off the printer using the power button. When you unplug the power cord than press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Than release the power button and connect the power cord and then try to print.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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It is giving carriage jam not a paper jam the carriage is the part which carries cartridges on it. It seems your carriage is jam and can't move left and right so open the door and try to move your carriage with the help of rubber roller which moves your printer. Also clean the steel road on which the carriage moves just check at the corner of cartridge carriage if any paper bit is stuck or excessive paper dust has jammed it. If this does not solves your problem kindly comment back.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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Hi there maximum time we found it is a the head problem. The print head is what the cartridges sit in inside of the printer. For resolve the problem please follow these.


Open the printer and wait for the carriage to slide over. Some how if its not come then Unplug the printer & Manually slide the carriage.
Now Remove the ink cartridges from the print head & Use wet warm cotton swab or use alcohol to thoroughly clean the print head.
Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab. After finished it make the head dry then fix it back. Now Try to print something now

If that does not work then follow the next step.


Remove the printer data cable & restart the PC & printer. Then fit back the data cable & turn on the printer. Hope that's start working , if no luck then Uninstall the printer driver & restart the PC & Printer both again. Now install the driver of the printer and connect it with PC ,Turn on printer & go for a test print from the printer preference. Thanks & waiting for your reply.


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