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The print carriage gets stuck to the right side. If i give it a little push, it starts to print again.Just curious what could cause this.

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Depends on the printer you have. If your printer has a gridded mylar strip that the printer uses to track location that might be dirty or damaged. The carriage rod could be dirty or dry. Knowing the printer would help provide a better answer.

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  1. follow the steps below
  2. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  3. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
  4. Open the carriage access door. The carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position
  • With the product turned on, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  • Unplug the power cord from the power source or electrical outlet.
  • Check for any paper or objects that might be stopping the carriage. CAUTION: If the paper tears when you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If pieces of paper remain in the product, more paper jams can occur.
  • Reach inside the product, and then manually move the carriage.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the right side of the product , move the carriage to the left side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the left side of the product , move the carriage to the right side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck in the middle of the product , move the carriage to the right side of the product.
  • Remove any loose paper or obstructions found.
  • Make sure that the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right.
  • Close the carriage access door.
  • Reconnect the power cord to the product and to the power source.
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    The carriage jam message wont go away on my HP4385 and I have tried all solutions on the HP site. Help!


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    The print carriage may get stuck on either side or in the middle of the printer. The Carriage Jam: Open Door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue error message may display on the front panel of the all-in-one.

    Solution
    The print carriage is the device which contains the print head and moves left to right during printing.
    Figure 1: Carriage Assembly

    To resolve this issue, follow the steps below in the order presented.

    Step one: Print a Self Test

    Follow the steps below:
    1. Press the Setup button.
    2. Select Print Report and press OK .
    3. The self-test page should print. If it prints a test page, there is no need to follow the remaining steps, as the error message may be false. Make sure the printer now prints from the computer (if installed on one). If it does not print, proceed to the step two.

    Step two: Clear the paper path

    Follow the steps below to clear the printer of any jammed paper and reset the printer.
    1. Leave the printer on and then disconnect the power cable and the USB or Ethernet cable from the back of the printer. Do not reconnect them until instructed to later.

    NOTE: Make sure the printer is on before disconnecting the power cord. Failure to disconnect the power cord from the rear of the unit can cause damage when removing jammed paper.

    2. Open the top access door.

    Figure 2: Opening the top access door

    3. Make note of where the carriage is stuck and look for jammed paper. A paper jam can cause the error message and the carriage stall. Some paper may be jammed in different locations than those shown in the photos below.

    Figure 3: Paper jammed on the left side

    Figure 4: Top view of paper jammed on the left side

    Figure 5: Paper jammed on the right side

    Figure 6: Top view of paper jammed on the right side

    NOTE: Do not use any tools or other devices to remove jammed paper. Always use caution when removing jammed paper from inside the unit.

    If the carriage is stuck on the right side:
    a. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
    b. Move carriage all the way to the left side.
    c. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper still in the printer.

    If the carriage is stuck on the left side:
    d. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
    e. Move carriage all the way to the right side.
    f. Check the paper path all the way to the left side and remove any paper still in the printer.

    If the carriage is stuck in the middle:
    g. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
    h. Move carriage all the way to the left side.
    i. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper still in the printer.
    j. Move carriage all the way to the right side.
    k. Check the paper path all the way to the left side and remove any paper still in the printer.
    4. Remove the rear access door or duplexer (if installed) from the back of the printer.
    5. Check for and remove any paper still in the printer.
    6. Replace the rear access door, and close the top access door.
    7. Reconnect only the power cable. If the printer does not automatically turn on, press the Power button.

    NOTE: The printer may go through a warm-up period of up to two minutes. Lights may flash and the carriage may move. Wait until this warm-up period is complete before going to the next step.

    8. If the Power light is on steady, print a self-test page as done in Step one.

    If the Power light is not on steady and the carriage is still in a stalled position, proceed to the next step.

    Step three: Plug the printer directly into a wall outlet

    Verify that the printer is properly connected to a suitable power source by following the instructions below.
    1. Verify that the computer and the printer have a three-prong power plug.
    2. Remove the printer cable from any power strips or surge suppressors, and plug it directly into a grounded (three-prong) wall outlet.
    3. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.

    NOTE: If the printer prints when plugged directly into a wall outlet while disconnected from any power strips or surge suppressors, the power strip or surge suppressor may not be allowing sufficient voltage to reach the product.

    4. If this did not resolve the issue, proceed to the next step.

    Step four: Service the product

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    Step one: Print a self-test report Follow the steps below:
    1. Press the Power button to turn on the product.
    2. Press Setup on the product control panel.
    3. Press the right arrow button until Print Report displays on the control panel display, and then press OK . The self-test report prints.
    4. Analyze the results:
      • If the product prints a self-test report, there is no need to follow the remaining steps, because the error message might be false. Try to print something from the computer.
      • If the product does not print a self-test report, proceed to the next step.
    Step two: Clear the paper path Follow the steps below to clear the product of any jammed paper.
    1. Make sure the product is on, and then disconnect the power cord and the USB or Ethernet cable from the back of the product. Do not reconnect them until instructed to later. NOTE: Make sure the product is on before disconnecting the power cord. Failure to disconnect the power cord from the product can cause damage when removing jammed paper.
    2. Open the top access door by lifting from the front center of the product until the door locks into place. Figure 1: Opening the top access door c00786115.gif
    3. Note where the carriage is stuck and look for jammed paper. NOTE: The carriage is the device that contains the printhead and moves left to right during printing. A paper jam can cause the error message and the carriage stall. Paper might be jammed in different locations and might cause the carriage to be stuck in the middle of the product or on the right or left side.
    4. Remove any jammed paper. NOTE: Do not use any tools or other devices to remove jammed paper. Always use caution when removing jammed paper from inside the product. Follow these instructions if the carriage is stuck on the right side or the left side of the product:
      1. Check for and remove any paper or object that might be restricting the carriage.
      2. Manually move the carriage to the opposite side of the product.
      3. Check the paper path all the way to the side on which the carriage was initially stuck. Remove any paper along the path.
      Follow these instructions if the carriage is stuck in the middle of the product:
      1. Check for and remove any paper or object that might be restricting the carriage.
      2. Manually move the carriage all the way to the left side of the product.
      3. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper along the path.
      4. Manually move the carriage all the way to the right side of the product.
      5. Check the paper path all the way to the left side and remove any paper along the path.
    5. Remove the rear access door or duplexer (if installed) from the back of the product. To remove, press in the tabs on the left and right side, and pull it away from the product.
    6. Check for and remove any paper still in the product.
    7. Replace the rear access door or duplexer, and then close the top access door.
    8. Reconnect only the power cord (do not connect the USB or Ethernet cables at this time). If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button. NOTE: The product might go through a warm-up period of up to two minutes. Lights might flash and the carriage might move. Wait until the warm-up period is complete before going to the next step.
    9. Check the power light.
      • If the power light is on, reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product, and then print a self-test report as done in Step one.
      • If the power light is blinking or not on and the carriage is still stuck, reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product, and then proceed to Step three.
    Step three: Plug the All-in-One directly into a wall outlet Use these steps to make sure the product is properly connected to a suitable power source.
    1. Make sure the computer and the product have a three-prong power plug.
    2. Remove the product power cord from any power strips or surge suppressors, and then plug it directly into a grounded wall outlet.
    3. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue. NOTE: If the product prints when plugged directly into a wall outlet while disconnected from any power strips or surge suppressors, the power strip or surge suppressor might not be allowing sufficient voltage to reach the product. If this did not resolve the issue, proceed to the next step.
    Step four: Service the All-in-One If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

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