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Carrier Jam I replaced the ink cartridges and then I went to make a color check the printer went to re-align the ink carrier and went completely over to the left side....a message came up and said "fix carrier jam and the press start"...on my computer it said "to make sure that the cartridges were snapped in". My question is this...How do I fix a "carrier jam" ? I have a Dell All-In-One Photo 924. This is my first time replacing the ink cartridges.

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  • lley Jan 22, 2008

    We are having the same problem... It says there is a carrier jam but there doesn't appear to be anything in there?

  • jennadoubie Dec 08, 2008

    There is a msg saying "clear carrier jam and press start..." there is no jam that i can see. where should i look?

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The top of my ink cartridge had fallen off and was in the printer... I hadn't seen any paper or anything and was completely stumped, when I picked it up and heard something in there... It was hard to get back on, but now it works!

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