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Carriage jam - HP Officejet 7210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Why one anyone purchase an HP printer. They are tempermental. The ink is expensive. The printing is excellent when they work but need to hope your breath and pray when printed document needed. Suggest anyone serious about having working printer always available buy from any other manufacture.

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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.

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Hi...

Try to move the carriage maually left and right ..still does not work...service the printer.

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debroy

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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