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HP Deskjet 1220c won't print

When I turn on the printer the cartridges slide back and forth a couple of times and then seem to get stuck on the left side. it will then start a clicking noise. after that it either turns off or the power light and the paper feed light will flash. how do I fix this

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  • michael263 Mar 02, 2009

    I still have the same problem. I replaced both of my cartrides to see he that would help but it just keeps doing the same thing

  • michael263 Mar 02, 2009

    even so I did what you asked and the problem remains does this mean I need a new printer

  • michael263 Mar 02, 2009

    I found the problem, so I don't have to go buy a new printer just yet. I tried the unpluging it again but this time I thought that if it was in the original starting possition it might work. I was wrong. But When I pushed the carriage back into possistion I notice if felt like it was getting stuck on somthing. I could not see. so I took the cartridges out and saw that the head cleaning tray (forgive my lack knowlegde of the technical term) was not retracting out of the way. once I pushed it back it sartined printing. I just had to make sure it was all the way back or it would get stuck again. But when I ddid get it althe way back it started retracting on its own and my printer works.

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This is a problem with the carriage. Unplug the printer from the wall and the computer wait half an hour and then plug it back in and see if you have the same problem please post the results.

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  • machadojr_fe Mar 02, 2009

    No not the cartridge im sorry the carriage it is the part that you put the cartridge into.

  • machadojr_fe Mar 02, 2009

    Yes i would say so due to the fact that repairing these machine is usually much more expensive then just replacing them.

  • machadojr_fe Mar 02, 2009

    Ok well thank you for using fixya and have a wonderful day.

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