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Printer cartridges are sliding side to side very hard in the printer. The printer is grabbing more than one piece of paper at a time and is not printing anything. I own the HP PSC 1410v all-n-one.

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Duwhite,
The most common problem with what you are describing is dirt. Almost all ink machines have a encoder strip that goes through the back of the print cartridge. It is a clear mylar strip that has dashes on it kind of like a clear barcode. If this strip or the sensor that reads this strip gets dirty then it will lose its place and slam in the machine. If you can reach this mylar strip you can clean it with a damp lint free cloth. This should help but be careful not to pull the strip out or the machine will not work at all. The feed problem is probably dirt also. There should be a few large rollers that move the paper forward. theses are probably dirty and can be cleaned with a damp cloth as well.
Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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