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HP 4380 printer. I changed ink cartrige and now printer says there is a carriage jam. There is no jam, but cartrige holder will not return to normal position.

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Can you confirm that the lid for the ink cartridge carriage is properly closed (if it has one)?

Does it appear that the cartridge may not be inserted all the way in place? It should click into place.

Please also check the the cartridge's (usually yellow) tape has been removed before insertion.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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