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Hp printer c4680 carriage moves both ways then sticks on right

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Try putting a wet rag against the side and wipe it off. Could be just something like a drink.

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SOURCE: Carriage jam on HP C4680

Have you checked to see if you have a paper jam in the back entrance of your printer. Make sure there are no pecies of paper jamed on the roller.

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I had a paper jam from a label coming off while it was printing. I was able to
clear the lable out by taking the pack panel off. Now the printer makes all the noises it should, but doesn't pull any paper threw. Help

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Fix carriage jam


Unplug the printer.
Move the carriage to the center of the printer.
Wait at least 3 minutes.
Plug printer back in.

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The print cartridge carriage is stalled on HP PSC 1610 All-in-one Printer. Carriage won't go all the way to the right because of a small toggle pin.


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My C4680 ink cartridge thing is stuck to the extreme right. I can't budge it and the animated pictures are not helping. I don't have the manual to help me out. I pulled out the spent black one...


Hi, the description of your problem is little confusing. Did you mean you've already moved back the carriage to the center of is it still stuck to the extreme right? What if you turn it Off and turn back On again? Please let me know with more details so that I can assist you better. Thanks.

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My HP C5280 Printer has an error message "carriage stall". None of the suggestions made on the website have worked. Seems to be in a continuous loop. How can I get a hardware reset or local...


A carriage stall either means the carriage cannot move, or the printer THINKS the carriage isn't moving.
Most HP printers use a calibration strip to tell where the carriage is, and if that breaks, there's nothing you can do about the carriage stall message, the unit has to be serviced or replaced!
Here's a quick test though.disconnect the power from the unit. Reconnect the power, and while the whirring and so forth is going on, disconnect the power again.
See if you can move the carriage (the part with the printheads) all the way left, and all the way right.
if it sticks, find out what's obstructing it, because that's the problem.
If you CAN move it all the way left and right, chances are that calibration strip is broken.

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Carriage jam on HP C4680 printer after putting in new ink cartridges


Have you checked to see if you have a paper jam in the back entrance of your printer. Make sure there are no pecies of paper jamed on the roller.

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The carriage that holds the cartridges is stuck and when I open the front panel it wont move to the center as usual. I cannot print anything obviously


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.

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HP Pro 8500 printer has carriage jam. I have opened every door and there is no paper jam.


Sometimes the paper gets caught inside the printer all the way to the right (or left) of the print carriage. You will miss seeing it because the print carriage has moved the jamed paper to the right (or left) out of view. Carefully and manually move the print carriage to the opposite side and you might find small pieces of jammed paper there.

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How to remove the cartridge from hp photo smart 7960


Hello the manual way to release cartridge is

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the printer.
  2. Open the top cover.
  3. Look for the gray-colored carriage on the right side of the printer.
  4. Find the horizontal (bottom) edge of the carriage and follow it towards the back (or in) until it makes a 90-degree turn. Follow it down to the ¼ inch-high, black-colored capping station.
  5. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, push the capping station toward the back of the printer.
    NOTE: Do not pull on the ribbon cable when moving the carriage.
  6. Making sure to not push up on the carriage, move the carriage to the middle of the printer. If the carriage is still locked in place, push the capping station farther into the printer and try moving the carriage again.
  7. After the carriage is pulled out from the right-hand side of the printer, remove both print cartridges and store them according to specifications.
  8. Close the top cover.

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When I turn on the power to the printer, the print carriage cycles to the right as normal then carriage sticks and begins to continually chatter.....at the same time the light bar on the scanner trys to...


There is usually a sensor on one side or the other of the carriage. When you power up the machine, the carriage will be moved to that end, setting off the sensor. Then it will move back and forth to test carriage motion. If the end sensor is faulty, the carriage will still attempt to move until it triggers the sensor, but when it gets to the extreme end, the motor will continue to attempt to move it, causing the chatter. After a time, it will stop with an error message.

Look at the carriage where the cartridges are, and you should see some kind of tab or ear on it. If it's broken, then you may get the symptoms I mentioned above. Also if you can see the sensor, make sure that it's not broken or moved out of place.

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How to change black ink cartridge of HP Deskjet 6980


Lift the cover up.

The ink jet carriage should park in the center of the carriage.

Gently lift on the front of the ink jet until it removes. Some you have to lift up and some you have to lift down on. Just be careful.

HP inkjet cartridges tell you on the front of the stick by a dot weather it is tri color or black.

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