I've been reading all over the internet for hours now about this problem and nothing I do is helping. I have not used this printer in about a year when it ran out of ink. We have also moved across the country with is, and into 2 houses since. The reason I bring that up is because I was wondering if something inside could have been knocked loose or broken. I have reinstalled the encoder strip since I noticed it was off (i also found a hotwheel thanks to my 2 year old inside). I just bought new ink and put them both in only to get this message. I've also cleaned around the buttons (removed the cover) because I noticed something spilled inside (from who knows when). I'm hesitant to take it apart because I am terrible at getting things back together the way they should (it's a girl thang ;). Is this neccessary? The only reason I even got new ink was to print my tax forms that must be sent in, so this is kind of important.
Some fast help would be wonderful. Oh and I have tried to reset it, by pushing settings and options, and options left button or right arrow button. None worked. Unless I am doing this wrong?
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That happens when the print head or carriage becomes stuck midway across the paper roller instead of returning to its designated hiding place. Please read this article to resolve the carriage jam on your printer.
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I would say just turn this printer off and unplug it for an hour or so. Then see what it does when you turn it back on. If it still says clear paper jam then maybe there is a small piece of paper that you haven't found yet that the sensors are still seeing.
Check and clear any unfinished print jobs before turning the printer back on. Control panel>>>>printers >>>>then right click on your printer(hpofficejet 6210) properties-cancel print jobs
I had the same problem and finally solved it this way. After hours of trying to find out where this carriage was, to no avail, I finally decided to move the printer head by hand, which was way over on the right side and I found out it is also the carriage. I unplugged the printer and slid the carriage all of the way to the left, looked back in there using a flashlight and low and behold there was a wad of paper, it took some doing to get it out. What fooled me was that when the message came up i took the back off and there was two 4x6 pieces of photo paper jammed in back, I removed them and thinking that's all there were, I never thought to look for any more paper.
Find a used printer that has a different problem that yours and use parts from that printer to fix yours. The 7200 and 7300 series of printer are no longer being made and buying a whole new printer might be your best and cheapest bet. HP printers sell for almost nothing and repair of one small part with 2 hours of labor at 60 to 80 dollars an hour at a repair shop plus the cost of the part would be almost the price of a new printer or more.
I had this same problem and spend hours working on it. Took the side panels apart to get a better look. Nothing anyone said fixed the issue. Not even the link everyone keeps posting to HP's carriage jam fix. Was out of solutions and about to give up and order a new printer. There was one last thing I had to try that I didn't think was going to work, but I had a theory. Right after I tested this solution it started working again. This worked for me, but anyone who has tried every and have not got their printer to work can try it.
My Solution: Open the front covers and look inside. Just above the metal rail that the carriage travels on there is a thin plastic strip about 1/4 in. width and should have a glossy shine to it. I believe this is some kind of positioner. It runs through the carriage and gives it some kind of position. After years of use, it'll become dirty with ink. I used some tissue and alcohol and wiped the strip clean. It worked perfectly fine right after. Below is a picture of the strip I underlined with a yellow line.
Hi, I have a HP Photosmart 8050. Runs good till Now. 1, ONE Sheet of paper Jamed. THe RED Light Keeps Blinking Like crazzzy. I unhooked it to re-boot. It says Print Cartridge Cradle is stuck. Clear Jam & press OK. Iv'e L@@KED 4 anything. Nothing in way. I took the ONE sheet out. Still Nothing. It's Like my X-wife. 1 item wrong and a Bunch of ****. New Ink. Got Milk. Oh wrong Commercial. Got Fix. Retired Handi-capped sanior, Ron