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Carriage Jam HP Officejet 7410 All-in-One

I keep getting error message Open door, clear carriage jam and then press ok. Well, there's nothing in there to jam it. I tried everything I've seen on this website and HP's website. I'm not even trying to print, but it's prohibiting me from doing other things on the officejet.

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  • kn3call1 Nov 25, 2008

    I have exactly same problem. "Clear carriage jam - press ok to continue"
    Re-seated print cartridges, removed & reload paper, removed duplexer, nothing helps.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    same problem

  • monylove79 Dec 07, 2008 I have the same problem what do i do or where do I go to get this fixed?

  • Gholsather Dec 07, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem all the jammed paper has been removed and I cannot get the printer to reset.

    The message I continue to get is: Open door and Clear carraige jam then press OK

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    is there a fix out there?

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Have exactly the same problem, no clue as to what to do!



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Hi Guys, Had the same problem, tried the idea from Kate712 with some joy but not for long (now Ive got ink all over me). Played around with the encoded position tape that runs the entire length of the left/right travel. Mine had a slight twist to the right side. Maybe the twist was preventing contact with sensors the brains use to establish carriage position, Im not 100%. Tried deliberately twisting the tape to re-create the fault and got the same error message to re-appear. Theres like a garbage bag tie arrangement in this position tape thats used to secure it at the right side of the carriage. There is an arrow type push through arrangement that feeds back around a support and through itself with an arrow. Mine only had one point of the arrow though the hole and once I pushed the other through the tape untwisted with a little poke with a pen. Hope this helps

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Hello, I had this same issue for the last 24 hours. I did everything everyone else did: checked all the locations of possible jams and found nothing; reseated the duplex door at the back (and also opened it to make sure nothing was stuck inside), reseated the ink cartridges, pushed the carriage back and forth across (may be using the wrong terms--the ribbon thingie that the cartridges are attached to), but couldn't find a thing. Finally, unplugged it, held down the number keys 2 and 3, plugged it in, reconnected everything properly, and now it prints and copies just fine.

Apparently, performing a partial reset ( may be the solution for some. Chrystin

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Don't know if this will help everyone...but worked for me after trying everything I could think of (including calling a repair service who had no solution). Open the carriage door. Turn printer on and off a couple of times. The carriage on mine would still go back and forth during this process. Noticed a cover moving from front to back behind and then underneath where the cartiridges sit when idle on far right side. When it stopped before the cover moved forward I moved the cartridge holder to the left and could see a "clump" of partially dried ink about the size of a lima bean back there. I carefully removed it with a pair of tweezers. Now it's working again!

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Upon getting the error, push the OK button and quickly open the top cover. When the print carriage moves to the far left pull the power. Get a flash light and look directly behind the silver round bar. There is a plastic piece with a tab sticking up in the rear. This piece moves under the print cartridges. It also is supposed to be horizontal to the base of the printer. I found that mine had jumped out of the two slots it is supposed to ride in. I carefully put it back into it's grooves/slots and now it works fine.

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  • Josh Apr 09, 2013

    Thanks for posting this, Devin. I have the same problem- the plastic piece is dislodged. But I can't figure out where it's supposed to go. Can you give more details? Thanks!


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