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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 print cartridge cradle will not move

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  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    paper jam

  • ryan217 Feb 04, 2009

    print cartridge cradle is stuck. clear jam then press ok. new ink, no paper jammed. it just doesn't want to print. i have a laser printer from 1995 and it works fine but my HP 8050 thats 2 years old won't print.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    paper jam wont even scan or fax and copy catridge cradle wont even move

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Before condeming the Carriage or movement of jamming path try cleaning the Encoder strip that is behind the carriage . This strip is resposible for what the carriage needs to do. From start-up to actually understand what to print. Be extra careful not to pull of tug on this plastic strip. Over time with all ink type printers over spray settles on this strip. . This obstructs the "reading' process of the carriage. This then goes into a Carriage stuck, remove jam and press the OK, checkmark. Hope thiss helps.Steve

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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

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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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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Look at the pad on the right side of the printer under where the ink cartridges are loaded. It may have ink deposits built up into lumps which interfere with the movement of the cartidges on the rod. Clean the deposits by scraping the lumps and removing all debris. This worked for me.

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