Question about HP Officejet 7210 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I had a "carriage jam" error message.
My son gently wiped down the metalic strip that tells the carriage where it is. It worked for a couple of days and then the "carriage jam" message came back.
I took my 7210 apart, took the drive belt off/put it back on (not easy), and found nothing wrong with it. So, I put it back together. I noticed that if I pushed the print carriage all the way to the left, closed the lid, and pressed "OK", the print carriage would move a couple of inches to the right. It did this repeatedly. I figured the motor was working, but there was too much friction on the carriage. I put some 3-in-one oil on my finger and put a thin coat on the front, top, and back of the rod that the print carriage rides on. I then ran the carriage back and forth about 20 times. I closed the lid and it works fine.
I had the same problem with my DVD player. The head was hanging up on the two chrome plated rods that supported the head. I put some 3-in-one oil on the rods, ran the head back and forth, and it has worked ever since.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
I had the same problem, the carriage would go to the far right and then make the grinding noise. There was no binding or obstruction...then i saw an object on the far left...I guess it was confusing the sensor, so it thought the carriage was over there, and tried to move it to the right, although it was already fully right. The object was an empty cartridge. (kids!)
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Turn the printer off, then back on. Hopefully this takes the carriage back to the service station. There is a chance the gears are out of alignment and the carriage is caught amongst delivery fingers. The drive belt might also be a problem. It could be torn or dislocated.
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Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Turn the power on. Goto the procedure to replace ink cartridge, to get the carrier in the middle. Turn off power by unplugging the machine, if you hit thee power button the carrier will go back to the right. Take your hand and move the carrier to the right then to the left. You are feeling for binds in the print shaft or any obstruction. If the print shaft is binding clean and oil it. If the cartridge is hitting something locate and repair. There is a thin strip behind the carrier that has black strips all along from left to right. This strip is called an emitter strip. That strip allows the circuit board to know where the carrier is at. The strip gets dirty and can cause the carrier to get lost to the circuits. Clean it. There are more step that you can take but they get more technical. The above mentioned can be done with out taking the cover off. You may resolve the problem.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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