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Epson 1280 ink carriage making noise and not printing

I had a paper jam that I think knocked the ink carriage out of position. Now the carriage makes alot of noise and does not print anything even though the ink carriage is moving. Any suggestions?

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  • shma33 Nov 30, 2008

    The carriage is attached to a rod. How do you re- seat it?

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    The black ink smears and /or double prints initial letter in a line. Printing a color picture black smears in lines. The reverse side of the print has black lines. It is making noise as the carraige goes back and forth. I did reset the black and color inks; no change.

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If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your Epson printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Fix 'Carriage Jam' : Open Door, clear carriage jam,
and then press OK to continue' error message
Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.

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Hello there. try re-seating the cartridge. Take it out, then put it back in.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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