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My hp officejet d145 has a jammed carriage. It makes a terrible noise and will not move when the lid is raised.I am stuck and cannot perform any functions at all not even faxing. Any ideas would be very gratefully accepted

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  • stephen626 Dec 11, 2008

    Many thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately it didn't work as I was too worried about breaking it. I tried gently but to no avail.

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I had a similar problem on my d145. The error code on my printer told me to open the door, latch the carriage, close the door, press enter, which did not correct the problem. Follow the recommendation from klhanson in solution #1 and clean the ink off of the copper contact on the white slide bar located below the right hand side of the carriage where it hits a blockage as it is prevented from sliding all the way back to the right side of the slide bar. Unplug the power and gently move the carriage to the left hand side of the slide bar out of the way. If the white slide bar will not retract back out of the way of the carriage to let the carriage slide back all the way to the right side, look for a small black latch located below the right side of the white slide bar. The black latch is attached to a small metal strip that also gets gummed up with ink and if it can't move back and forth, the white slide bar won't retract and move out of the way of the carriage. Use a small amount of alcohol on a Q-Tip and clean the metal strip attached to the black latch. Try to gently move the black latch back and forth with a small screw driver to free it up as you clean the metal strip. Plug the printer back in and hopefully the black latch will move back and down and let the white slide bar retract to the back and out of the way when the carriage starts to move. This process worked well for me, and it also eliminated the terrible noise. Also make sure your slide bar is vey clean. I hope this information is helpful.

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There is a little white bar that blocks the cartridge from moving. On the surface of this bar is a copper contact. Try cleaning this contact. It worked for me, a lot of printer head residue had built up and prevented electrical contact.

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Sometimes if you unplug/remove power from printers you can manually move the carriage for access. but do it carefully .. you could break it. Good luck

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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