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My printer says carriage jam and I have no idea how to clear it!!  We need it for a school paper due tomorrow.  Please help!!!

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  • dianita18 Jan 26, 2009

    ii've tried everything to fix it but it just wont get fixed what can i do all it say is carriage jam and it wont print and it jams the paper!

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There's a quick way out but if it doesnt work then you may want to start thinking about replacing the printer (yes, as it sounds)

the carriage has an electronic band that 'tells' it what's its position at any time, we call it the decoder band. if it.s ripped, out of place or dirty it might not be giving the correct position and so it jams.

check it out, you will need to remove the front an dupper cover at least, this band im telling you should be on the back of the carriage and goes along with it from side to side. dont touch it but the edges and clean it with alcohol/cotton. make sure it dryes off before turning on.

you may also want to try the decoder reader wich is mounted on the carriage, just where the band touches the carriage, is where the info is recieved. same procedure for cleaning.

hope this works.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Get paper jam message, paper is marked at the begining of the sheet but not jammed. When select copy button ,there is no paper jam problem, only when print command is used to print a document


Please follow this instructions to resolve your issue.
Solution # 1 Power cycle the printer
  1. Turn off the printer
  2. Unplug the power cable at the back of the printer
  3. Wait for at least 1min.
  4. Plug the power cable again
  5. Print test page using the printer itself (press and hold the OK and HELP buttons on the front panel of the printer, until it will prints a test page, then release the buttons.)
If you still having that error message, please proceed to the next step.
Solution #2 Clear any jams on the printer itself
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Please make sure that you will not take out any jammed papers in front of the printer, it can cause a mechanical damage on the printer.
  3. At the back of the printer, take out the access door.
  4. Clear any jammed papers, please make sure to clear the rollers.
  5. Print test page using the printer itself (press and hold the OK and HELP buttons on the front panel of the printer, until it will prints a test page, then release the buttons.)

If you still having that error message, please proceed to the next step.
Solution #3 Please make sure that the carriage will moves freely
  1. Turn off the printer
  2. Open the cartridge access door
  3. Disconnect the power cable at the back of the printer.
  4. Check for any paper or other object that might restrict the carriage movement.
  5. Reach inside the product through the cartridge access door, and then manually move the carriage.
  6. Remove any paper or objects you find that restrict the movement of the carriage.
  7. Make sure the carriage can move freely across the width of the product. Firmly push the carriage to the left, and then to the right.
  8. Close the cartridge access door.
  9. Reconnect the power cable to the rear of the product.
  10. Press the power button to turn on the printer.
  11. Print test page using the printer itself (press and hold the OK and HELP buttons on the front panel of the printer, until it will prints a test page, then release the buttons.)
If your still having issues with it you need to contact HP to have your printer replace, if your printer is still in warranty you don't need to pay for anything, but if the printer is out of warranty charges may apply. 1800-474-6836
Good luck :)

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I get a message carriage jam and told to clear jam. However there is no paper jam. It tells me door open and it is not open. It seem the door does not go all the way up. I keep getting the message that...


It seems you mistook Carriage Jam as Paper Jam, but they are different issues. Carriage jam means the carriage that carries the cartridges is jammed which needs to be moved or be cleared manually after opening the door.

Please follow the instructions mentioned here (Click Here) [source HP Support].

Good Luck.

Let me know if you need further help.

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How can i clear carriage jam


If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
  • Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
  • Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t6088190-hp_7400_displays

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Stylus CX9400 Photo Printer: paper jammed inside printer...


If paper is jammed, a Paper jam message will appear on the control panel display.

Follow these steps to clear the jam:

  1. Gently pull any jammed paper out of the output tray or sheet feeder.

  2. If the paper is stuck inside, turn off the Epson Stylus CX.

  3. Open the scanner, remove the jammed paper and torn pieces, close the scanner, and turn the Epson Stylus CX back on.

    alert_note.gif Note: Be sure to check the far left of the carriage area when checking for jammed paper. Paper that is jammed there may be hidden from view.
If paper jams inside the Automatic Document Feeder, clear the jam as follows:

  1. Open the Automatic Document Feeder cover and remove any jammed paper.

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  2. If necessary, lift the document cover and remove any paper that has jammed inside.

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  3. Press OK to clear any messages on the display screen.

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What is a carriage jam


here are some solutions for your carriage jam error.

1. Clear any jam...remove loose paper.
2.Clear the jam from the back of the printer
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turn off the printer...remove the rear access door..
pull the paper out of the roller and return the rear access door.
3. Clear the paper jam from the front of the printer..while printer is on..open the carriage access door..
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disconnect the power cable from the back.. remove the paper output tray.
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look inside the product..check for torn papers..gently pull out the paper fromthe roller...return the paper output tray and the carriage access door. plugthe power corn and turn on..
4. Make sure the carriages move freely...while the printer is on.. open the carriageaccess door.
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disconnect the power cord from the back..remove the paper output tray...lookinside if the carriage is stuck and if there is no papers or object that restrictthe carriage to move..return the output tray.. return the carriage accessdoor...
And lastly after doing this steps try to reset the printer and try to print..

To reset the printer....press the power button to turn on theprinter..disconnect the power cord from the product..disconnect the power cordfrom the wall outlet.. wait for 15 seconds.. plug the power cord to the wallsocket....plug the power cord at the back of the printer.. press the power onof the printer.. try to print the test page...

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Good luck! hope this solve the problem

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We had a paper jam in our HP Photosmart C5280 Al-in-One printer. Error message in window reads: Carriage jam! Open door, clear carriage jam, and then pres OK to continue We opened door and even...


after closing the cover and removing the jammed papaer does it still says "paper or carriage jam"????

if it still prompts you that theres a jam and you've already removed it, try to turn off the printer, disconnect from its connections (pc and ivr or ups or wherever its connected) wait for like 5-10 sec then connect it again...

hope this resolves ur prob...

ive experience it to with my hp j3500 all in one... a paper jam, this is what i did and i think it worked for me... hope it do to your printer.. ciao!

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Carriage Jam


Look slike that the printer needs to be cleaned...

Maybe some small paper is near a sensor and once in a while it gives paper jam.

Regards

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How do I get fix a "carriage jam"?


I was able to run run a piece of photo paper through a couple of times and printer now seems to be working again. The theory was that running a heavy piece of paper through might help clear little piece of paper that was not visible. The photo paper is less likely to tear if it gets jammed too.

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