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Cradle will not move on my Hewlett-Packard 3820 series Deskjet printer.

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sandrew
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SOURCE: I need a User's guide, setup posters and software CD for my hp deskjet 3820 series printer, which I bought from a friend who had lost all this info. The only thing I have is a reference guide.

you can download drivers and manuals from here, but choose your operating system first

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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SOURCE: HP 7660 "Print Cartridge Cradle is Stuck" Message

I was having same problem but it was a paper jam all the time and then it started to state Cairrage Jam. And what was happening was the unit the cartridges sit in was not going all the way to the right. A little nudge and you could feel it move. Closed lid and sometimes it would print but eventually it would fail. Just replaced but I suspect if you can get to the cairrage you could clean/repair whatever was keeping it from going all the way to the right.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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SOURCE: print cartridge cradle stuck

Hi, I have a HP Photosmart 8050. Runs good till Now. 1, ONE Sheet of paper Jamed. THe RED Light Keeps Blinking Like crazzzy. I unhooked it to re-boot. It says Print Cartridge Cradle is stuck. Clear Jam & press OK. Iv'e L@@KED 4 anything. Nothing in way. I took the ONE sheet out. Still Nothing. It's Like my X-wife. 1 item wrong and a Bunch of ****. New Ink. Got Milk. Oh wrong Commercial. Got Fix. Retired Handi-capped sanior, Ron

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: The print cartridge cradle cannot move.

"The print cartridge cradle cannot move."
I fixed this problem by disconnecting the power cord from the power-strip and connecting it directly into the wall. My printer was not getting enough voltage from the power-strip. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

Achabacha
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SOURCE: Deskjet 990Cse

There is a sticker attached on the head of the Ink Cartridges. Did you removed the stickers from your ink cartridges ?

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: print cartridge cradle is stuck

Try turning off the printer, disconnect the USB cable, uninstall the printer drivers in "Add and Remove Programs", reinstall the drivers and reconnect the printer. Printer problems are more prolific than any other problem with any other computer accessory. Drivers become corrupt for no apparent reason other than Windows feels like doing it. If this doesn't cure the problem then I would suggest GENTLY trying to dislodge the cartridge cradle just a little bit (don't force it side to side). It shouldn't stick but who knows. If it does move OK again, listen for any odd sounds coming from the printer. My guess is still a software/driver problem.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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These are the steps on how to install/replace cartridge(s) on Hp Deskjet 5550.
  • Press the POWER button to turn on the printer.
  • Open the top cover. The cradle moves to the center of the printer.
  • Open the cradle latch.
  • Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
  • Remove the replacement print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strip is on the bottom.
  • Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle. Ensure that the copper contacts of the print cartridge meet the copper contacts of the print cartridge cradle.
  • Close the cradle latch.

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How do you change the print cartridge?


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Hi,

To replace a print cartridge:

> Press the power button to turn on the printer, then open the top cover
> Open the cradle latch
> Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
> Unwrap the replacement print cartridge, then pull the pink tab to remove the plastic tape
> Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle
> Pull the cradle latch forward, then press it down to tuck the tabs into place to close the cradle latch.
> Verify the that plain paper is loaded in the In tray, then close the top cover. The printer will automatically print a calibration page.

Please also browse above link for further details on your manual.

Thank you.

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HP920c cartridge light wont stop blinking, printer wont print


Please refer below for detailed troubleshooting of the specific condition:

PRINT CARTRIDGE light RESUME light POWER light Blinking Off On c00106873.jpg c00106862.jpg c00106865.jpg Problem

The printer top cover is open, or there may be something wrong with the print cartridge.

Solution

  1. Close the printer top cover.
  2. If the PRINT CARTRIDGE light continues to blink, continue with the following steps:
    1. Open the top cover. The print cartridge cradle will move and then stop.
    2. Locate the yellow arrow on the top of the print cartridge cradle. The yellow arrow points to a drawing of a cartridge that represents a symptom. Perform the task associated with that symptom.
    3. For a list of symptoms, refer to How to use the cartridge drawings under the top access door on a 900 series Deskjet .

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  • Make sure cartridge is placed in properly,
  • Re seat the cartridge and check.
  • It should work
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I need step by step instructions as far as how to change cartridges in hp deskjet 5440 printer


[This is from HP.com]

Introduction This document explains the basics of installing or replacing the print cartridges. It is for a 5940 which is the same printer design, yours may look a bit different but I copied this from HP at the section for your printer so follow the instructions and you should be okay.
Insert the print cartridges
NOTE: The printer shown below is the HP Deskjet 5940 series printer. Your printer might look slightly different.
  1. Turn the printer on. The cartridge cradle will not move if the power is not on.
  2. Open the printer cover. Figure 1: Open the cover c00393707.gif
  3. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the right side of the printer and is idle and quiet.
  4. If you are replacing a print cartridge, press down on the print cartridge to be replaced, and then slide it out of the print cartridge cradle. If you are installing print cartridges for the first time, go to the next step.
  5. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer. Figure 2: Remove tape c00393708.gif 1 - Protective tape CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts. Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts.
  6. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the cradle until the cartridge snaps into place. Figure 3: Install the print cartridge c00393709.gif
  7. Repeat steps 3-4 for the remaining print cartridge.
  8. Close the printer cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page.
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