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Printer says carriage jam, but I cannot see what the problem is.

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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.

You might also check the belt to make sure that there is nothing that might cause it to hang-up.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your 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.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

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  2. If the paper is stuck inside, turn off the Epson Stylus CX.

  3. Open the scanner, remove the jammed paper and torn pieces, close the scanner, and turn the Epson Stylus CX back on.

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here are some solutions for your carriage jam error.

1. Clear any jam...remove loose paper.
2.Clear the jam from the back of the printer
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turn off the printer...remove the rear access door..
pull the paper out of the roller and return the rear access door.
3. Clear the paper jam from the front of the printer..while printer is on..open the carriage access door..
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disconnect the power cable from the back.. remove the paper output tray.
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look inside the product..check for torn papers..gently pull out the paper fromthe roller...return the paper output tray and the carriage access door. plugthe power corn and turn on..
4. Make sure the carriages move freely...while the printer is on.. open the carriageaccess door.
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disconnect the power cord from the back..remove the paper output tray...lookinside if the carriage is stuck and if there is no papers or object that restrictthe carriage to move..return the output tray.. return the carriage accessdoor...
And lastly after doing this steps try to reset the printer and try to print..

To reset the printer....press the power button to turn on theprinter..disconnect the power cord from the product..disconnect the power cordfrom the wall outlet.. wait for 15 seconds.. plug the power cord to the wallsocket....plug the power cord at the back of the printer.. press the power onof the printer.. try to print the test page...

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Good luck! hope this solve the problem

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If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your 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.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • 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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