The black mechanism under the ink cartridges won't move. The black plastic square under the cartridges is stuck in the up position, and the mechanism behind it won't slide back and forward as it normally does when first turned on. The carriage just makes a tiny catching movement, as if trying to move slightly left and right, when I press the blinking down arrow (resume button) or when I first turn the printer on. I have a second HP5650 next to the problem printer so I can compare reactions when attempting fixes.
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Re: HP5650 Deskjet Carriage Stuck
Hello dear; open the door let cartridge move to center, then UNPLUG the power, try to push the cartridge by hand left to right just investigate see where got stuck what cause this problem I believe you can make it. still have problem let me know.
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I have the same printer. Underneath the home position is a rubber "wiper" that cleans the underside of the cartridges. Ink buildups get dried out and can cause the carriage to stick. You may be able to " help" the carriage out of home position by GENTLY using the belt that runs from left to right to move the carriage to the left. U nderneath where the carriage previous sat you will see 2 rubber objects. Carefully wipe off any dried up ink. This is a messy job ! Good luck.
Check the ink levels by opening the HP Solution Center. Click on "Settings." Click on "Toolbox." Click on "Services." Click on "Service this device." Click on "Estimated Ink Levels." A graphic will appear showing the estimated ink level in each cartridge.
Verify that the unit is on. Open the print cartridge door allowing the print carriage to move to the far right side of the unit. Once the print carriage has stopped, lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot. To replace the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left. To replace the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right. Place the cartridge in a plastic bag as it may still contain some residual ink and may leak.
Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging. Remove the plastic tape by using the pull tab, being careful to not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles under tape.
Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Gently push the upper part of the print cartridge until it clicks into place. The tri-color print cartridge fits into the left slot. The black or photo print cartridge fits into the right slot.
Close the print cartridge door. If the print cartridge alignment sheet prints, load it on the left front corner of the scanner glass with the top of the page to the left. Verify that there is plain paper loaded in the input tray, and then press the "Scan" button to align the printer.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01374711.pdf To replace the print cartridges 1. Make sure the product is on and you have letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the input tray. 2. Open the print cartridge door. The print carriage should move to the far right side of the product. If the print carriage does not move to the right side, turn the product off, and then on. 3. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. If you are replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left. If you are replacing the black print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right. 1 Print cartridge slot for the tri-color print cartridge 2 Print cartridge slot for the black print cartridge 4. Pull the print cartridge towards you out of its slot. 6. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging, being careful to touch only the black plastic. Gently remove the plastic tape using the pink pull tab. 1 Copper-colored contacts 2 Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing) 3 Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. 7. Slide the new print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Then gently push on the upper part of the print cartridge forward until it snaps into place. If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot. If you are installing the black print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
That is normal, the printer "sees" the cartridges by their serial number, so when you pop in a refilled cartridge, the printer thinks you have put in old cartridges and continue to show low ink level. When you pop in a new one, with a new serial code, the ink level will reset, showing that the cartridges are full again. You can try this: 1. Open printer lid so cartridges move to center of carriage.
2. Lift clamp and remove black or color cartridge from the holder.
3. Place cartridge on table with copper contact strip facing you.
4. Carefully place a strip of clear plastic tape over the four contacts on the upper left corner of the cartridge.
5. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position.
6. Open lid and remove cartridge again. Remove tape from left side and
place tape over four contacts at upper right corner of cartridge.
7. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position again.
8. Open lid again, remove cartridge, remove tape.
9. Reinstall cartridge and close lid.
Printer will now recalibrate. Once the process is complete the ink level meter should be reading full again. Doesn't always work, but you can try. Here are links, so you can see: http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp56reset.htm http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp57reset.htm
unplug the printer and try to move carriage by hand, if it does not move, the carriage mechanism is broken, if it does move, plug the unit back in, if same error occurrs, it is an issue with the printer carriage mech.
Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on, if it is not already on.
Open the cartridge door. The carriage might try to move into the access area at the right. Allow it to move to that position.
Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
Without turning off the product, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
You will move parts by hand in the following steps. You must disconnect the power cord to eliminate the risk of an electrical shock and to reset the paper-feed mechanism.
Looking in through either the cartridge door or the output tray, make sure the cartridges have not come loose in the carriage. Push each cartridge inward to securely lock them in place.
Check for and remove any obstructions under or around the carriage that might prevent it from moving.
Make sure the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by firmly pushing the carriage to the left, and then to the right.
Close the cartridge door.
Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
Allow the product to warm up, and then try the print job again.
Check the cartridges for damage:
The product must be on or it will not release the cartridges.
Wait until the carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a cartridge to release it. Pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot.
The tri-color cartridge is on the left.
The black cartridge is on the right.
Check the cartridges for damage, and then replace any damaged cartridges. Check for obstructions under and around the carriage.
Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
Follow these instructions to install the cartridges correctly.
If you are installing a new cartridge, remove the cartridge from the packaging, and then remove the pink-protective tape.
Hold the cartridge by its sides, with the contacts facing into the carriage.
Slide the cartridge at a slight upward angle into the empty slot, and then gently push it until it snaps into place.
To install a tri-color cartridge, insert it into the left slot.
To install a black cartridge, insert it into the right slot.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
i think ur talking about the black ink cartridge...ideally it should not get stuck but plz check if there is any plastic piece which is blocking it or there is any latch.If it gets stuck frequently its time for u to get a new printer.