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All lights are blinking

The diagnose program says that the print cradle won't move because there is a something obstructing its path....ie paper jam. But I have checked and there is nothing there. When I open the door to check the print cartridges ( because of the blinking lights indicates incorrectly installed cartridge or that it is malfunctioning) the print cradle will not move over to the center position. I have tried unplugging everything and restarting with no luck.

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SOURCE: The print cartridge cradle cannot move.

"The print cartridge cradle cannot move."
I fixed this problem by disconnecting the power cord from the power-strip and connecting it directly into the wall. My printer was not getting enough voltage from the power-strip. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Cartridge cradle can't move, says paper is empty when it's not

OK....try removing the carts, close the printer, turn off, then disconnect...alot of the problems with the newer HP printers has to do with their ROM memory....if that doesn't work, then there is defintely something in the paper path, no matter how small. Try to eliminate the copy function....does the error happen as soon as the printer is finished powering up??

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: HP PSC 1500 series print cartidge cradel cannot move?

Does is look/sound like the cradle is attempting to move? Make a loud popping sound? There is small belt that is used to guide cradle across the platen. Take a closer look to see if anything is obstructing that belt. It's rubber and looks like it has gear teeth on it and fits around white gear wheels on side of cradle.

If it doesnt' move at all, a hard reset might clear it. You'll have contact HP support for that as each printer model is different. Some you just hold the power button in for a certain number of seconds.

A soft reset can be tried by unplugging power cord from printer and waiting 15 seconds then reattach power.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: It says "The print cartridge

Hi there,

Well you may please follow the HP official site and check out the solution given by HP support. follow the link below -

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00652863&lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=en&product=1146331#N977

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Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a HP C3100 print cartridge cradle cannot move

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has had this problem without a solution. I found that by moving the print cartridge (with the power on) all the way to the left, closing the door, powering it off, then powering it back on, then doing the test print (cancel and color start copy key), it would print. Had to do this 2-3 times. Then tried printing a document and it printed. So far, it 'appears' to be working OK. Hope it keeps working, otherwise I will just have to get another printer...

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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I'll need a little clarification to diagnose this but my guess is that you have something blocking the path of the printhead.

There are two possible diagnoses...
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2. General or "Fatal" error: This is when something stops the printhead from doing its job and usually follows something like a paper jam where something has been left behind or been pulled out of alignment when clearing the jam. I'm betting on this being the case.

Here's a few things to try.
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