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Print cartridge cradle stuck there was a paper jam. That was cleared, but now it says the cradle is stuck and the paper does not feed please help

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  • smaddrey Jun 26, 2008

    Haven't used pinter in a while--three months or so--just plugged in to my Mac (which it is installed on and worked beautifully last time)--all that is happpening is the red light is blinking next to on/off switch. Will feed paper through, though

  • twana12 Aug 27, 2008

    The print cartidge got stuck and I got it undone. It printed for a few pages, but then it stopped feeding the paper through and now it tells me it is out of paper every time I try to print, but the paper tray has paper in it...

  • lorri4624 Dec 30, 2008

    I have same problem with my HP 7260. My last printer (canon) did this also, was told to toss it and get a new one. Why do printers always die with full ink cartridges in them. Now I have a printer that doesn't work with $75 worth of ink I can't use in a new printer. I wish someone would design a printer that lasts longer than a couple of years. Frustrating!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    my print cartridge cradle stuck



  • sugarpups26 Jan 31, 2009

    Everytime I try to print, my printer says there is a paper jam and it won't feed the paper through. I did what was suggested (rocking the cradle by hand) but it still isn't working. I am trying to print wedding announcements. Any help will be appreciated on this! I'm about to throw it out in the snow and buy a new one!

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There seems to be a problem with the cradle not "lifting" itself up and over what appears to be some sort of guide. Rock the cradle gently back by hand (it will only move a few millimeters) and move it all the way to the right into its bay. Cycle the printer power and it should be fine.

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Try this: Remove both ink cartridges. Unplug the printer for a few minutes. Plug it back in and re-install the cartridges.

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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

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This may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

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