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Carrier jam Lexmark 4300

I get an error message to clear carrier jam - but it isn't jammed. When I try to print something the carrier zooms accross from the right, smashes into the left hand side hard enough to move the wole printer by about a centimetre - then it immediately zooms across to the right again crashing into the side with a loud bang and at great force. When I open the cover the cartiridge carrier does not come out into the middle - I have to pull it out to check the cartridges. I can't print anything. Ive cleaned all the contacts etc. what can I do the printer is only six months old.

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  • LaBon72 Jan 21, 2008

    I too am having that problem. Any solutions would be great. My "All-In-One" is not that old either.



    Thank you

  • gitzz57 Jan 25, 2008

    exactly the same problem today and i had my lex for over a year .

  • BOOJACK Feb 17, 2008

    THE EXACT SAME THING HAS HAPPENED TO MINES AND IT'S ONLY ABOUT SIX MONTHS OLD.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    Mines 7 months old. Same problem. It smashes itself from side to side. I found a detached spring. Could this be the problem?

  • Beverly Riley Apr 28, 2008

    I'm having the same exact problem as Jonny56's. Please email me whenever, this problem has been solved! I have had my printer for about 1.5 years. My email address is briley9147@sbcglobal.net.

  • mspecantan9 Sep 13, 2008

    I have the exact problem and I have tried cleaning the cartridges with no success. If anyone has found an alternative solution please email me @ mspecantan9@aol.com

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    where is that small tab?? i don't understand!!

  • steven747 Feb 18, 2009

    i have the same problem with mine its only a month old and the cartrige smashes from side to side as if its trying to break its self what kinda thing is this lol.

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I had this same problem, I found a long skinny thin plastic strip had fallen off & caused the problem for me. The plastic strip has slits at each side to attach to the inside back of printer, on the left side is a down ward facing arrow, the plastic strip feeds through the back middle of the cartridge carrier and then the slits are to be inserted to the metal tab like pieces on the back sides inside the printer on the right side (facing printer) it will look like a small rectangular hole with a longer metal tab like piece sticking out & on the left is a smaller squared like hole with a flat smaller metal like tab which will line up if the plastic strip is feed through the back of the cartridge carrier properly. This should allow the cartridge carrier to glide properly & work as it should, with no more banging! Sorry my tech. terminology isn't good, I am not Knowelegable with this sort of thing, just sharing my experience :) HTH!

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • jlandry756 Jan 03, 2011

    awesome thanks jj

  • phendrena Apr 27, 2011

    Cripes that really fiddly to do, the plastic strip was loose on mine so tried to put it back. Appeared to have done it but it came off again when i powered the printer back up. Might need to get a new one!!
    Thanks for the solution.

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On the bottom of the ink cartridge carrier (under the metal bar) is a small tab that must be present to interrupt a light sensor,
you should see it enter this small square sensor . that keeps the carrier synced.
Perhaps this is broken off or the sensor is dirty/bad.
if not broken.
insert a flattened q-tip with cleaner into the sensor to clean.
if it comes out with ink on it keep cleaning it.

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What is the next best solution if, Coldcut solution does not
work? Should i just invest into a new printer or will Lexmark
replace the part that is defective. I have had printers that lasted
longer. I have only purchased Lexmark printers. Please advise!

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My printer keeps showing an error message that says 1203. Then it says to consult my user guide. All that is fine except the user guide doesn't have error codes! It also says that the color cartridge isn't in there when it is...i've tried everything! Please help me!

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