Question about HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet Printer
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Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try resetting the printer (pressing the cancel button and connecting the power supply, check in the HP website if this is correct for your printer model) , after the reset the printer will clear any errors and will recalibrate the mechanism including the paper feed mechanism and the carriage.
Also check if the carriage is moving freely by disconnecting the power and moving it by hand.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
SOURCE: error - carriage jam message
My Photosmart 2610 just started having this same problem today. As many of you have done, I also went to the hp support website and tried just about everything. Finally I discovered the answer to my problem on my own. Here's what I did (you might want to have a wet rag handy to wipe the ink off your fingers):
1) With the printer on, I pressed "okay" to clear the error message. You should immediately hear the sound of the carriage (the contraption that holds the cartridges) moving inside.
2) Open the print cartridge access door (the main access point for the cartridges) and confirm that the carriage is indeed moving.
If the carriage won't move at all, I'm not sure that this solution will help you. However, if the carriage moves from side to side after you press "okay", please read on.
3) This is unorthodox, so bear with me: when the carriage moves away from it's "resting place" (in my printer it's on the right hand side) and is near the center of the printer, unplug the power cord from the printer. The purpose of this is to free up the undercarriage (which was the part that actually was jammed on my printer).
4) Ensure that the carriage moves freely from left to right and right to left by pushing gently on its sides.
5) Move the carriage to left side of the printer so you have room to access the undercarriage.
6) It might be helpful to have a flashlight or some other light targeting the undercarriage for this next part. If you look directly underneath the undercarriage, you should see a foam/spongy product resting in the base of the printer. The purpose of the sponge is to absorb any ink that escapes from the cartridges. Herein lies the problem: over time, as the undercarriage adjusts to enable the carriage and its cartridges to do their work, the undercarriage gets caught on the inky sponge. Note that the undercarriage is fragile, but is moveable by gently pushing it toward the front or back of the printer.
7) Adjust the undercarriage so you can see the sponge and the "axel" (for lack of a better term) that turns to move the undercarriage forward and back. It may take some detective work, but you should be able to determine where the sponge is supposed to lie. Your goal here is to push the sponge down as far as it will go so that it won't obstruct the movements of the undercarriage.
8) On my printer, there was also a small amount of sponge wrapped around the "axel" that prevented it from moving smoothly. I unwrapped it and double-checked that nothing else was obstructing movement.
9) Final step: leave everything where you moved it, shut the lid, and plug it back in. A little prayer never hurts either. Good luck! AIM ID if you need more help: GnarlyVeaux
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
SOURCE: carriage jam message
unplug the power cable without powering the printer off,
press and hold # & 6 on the printer ... while holding these two keys connect the power cord and do not release the keys till the screen turns off. press the power button to turn the printer on ... it ll go through a reset and it ll be working fine, if the issue persists let me know
Posted on May 23, 2008
SOURCE: Carriage jam error
Perform a semi-full reset on the all-in-one by following the steps below
Take out the cartridges from the unit .
Make sure the unit is connected to the wall jack directly without any surge protector.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the unit ( without turning off the unit ) .
Now press the # and 6 key together , while holding these keys down plug in the power cord back into the unit .
Do not release the keys after a few seconds u will find te hp logo or bars moving across the screen .wait while the unit turns off.
after one minute turn on the prnter . it will go into alligment phase > let it finish .
7 Allow the all-in-one to re-initialize. This may take a minute or two.
8 If prompts appear in the all-in-one display to set the front panel language and country settings, perform the steps to set this information
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
I have an Hp Officejet 5110. I have an error message saying "Open door,clear carriage jam, then press enter". But where is its door? How can I clear the carriage jam?
I tried pressing the # & 6 at the same time, but the error message still there.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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