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HP Deskjet 6940. Carriage is stuck in park position. Won't move either automatically or manually. Is there some way of "unsticking " it??? Appears to be mechanicaly retarded

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Sometimes you can reach under the printhead with a pencil or screwdriver tip and push back the cleaning assembly. That allows you to clean the cleaning assembly so it might not get stuck again. You need to find something solid to push on, directly under the print cartridges. You will hear the motor turning as you push gently.

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