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HP Deskjet 6540

After I cleared a paper jam, having to manuall move the print head carriage out of the way, the printer now make a lot of noise and the carriage deosent seem to operate properly.

Is there a way to reset the positioning on the carriage?

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HP 6940 print head jammed.resume light flashing


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Usually print head/carriage jam is caused by paper jams or previously cleared out paper jams that left a small torn paper inside the printer.

Turn off the printer by pressing and releasing the power button.
After the printer turns off, press the power button to turn the printer on again.
The printer might go through a warm-up period of up to 2 minutes. Lights might flash and the print carriage might move. Wait until this warm-up period is complete. Then try to print a self-test page. If it is able to print, the issue is resolved. (See instructions at the end of this article on how to print a self-test page.)

If the printer does not turn off, clear any paper jam. Press the resume button on the printer front panel. If the paper jam does not clear, continue with this procedure.

Leave the printer turned on, disconnect the power cable from the printer, and then disconnect the USB cable from the back of the printer.

Push the two latch handles on the rear access door of the printer toward each other, and then remove the door. Please refer to the image below.

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Remove any paper that is inside the printer by pulling the paper out from the back of the printer.
If the paper jam cannot be removed from the back of the printer, raise the printer cover, remove the paper jam from the front of the printer, and then lower the cover.
Remove the paper carefully. It is possible to damage the printer when removing paper from the front of the printer.

Reconnect only the power cable. If the printer does not automatically turn on, turn it on by pressing the power button.

Again, the printer might go through a warm-up period of up to 2 minutes. Lights might flash and the print carriage might move. Wait until this warm-up period is complete. Then try to print a self-test page. If it is able to print, the issue is resolve. (See instructions at the end of this article on how to print a self-test page.)

If the Power light is blinking and the print carriage is still in a stalled position, continue with this procedure.

With the printer turned on, open the printer cover. The print carriage might move into the access area automatically. Allow it to move to that position.
If the print carriage does not move automatically into the access area, turn off the printer by pressing the power button.

Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.

Looking in through either the ink cartridge access door or the output paper tray, make sure that no obstructions under or around the print carriage are blocking it from moving.

Make sure that the print carriage can move freely across the width of the printer by gently pushing the print carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions.

Remove and reinstall the print cartridges. Make sure that it is properly installed back.
Close the printer cover and connect back the power cord.
Print a self-test page. If it is able to print, the issue is resolve. (See instructions at the end of this article on how to print a self-test page.)

To print a self-test page, make sure the printer is turned on. The USB cable of the printer to the computer must be disconnected to make sure that we are isolating the printer problem.

Press and hold the Print and Cancel button at the same time. Make sure that the printer is loaded with paper. The self-test page will like the image below.
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Mar 03, 2011 | HP Deskjet 6940 InkJet Printer

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I'm not sure what is going on with my printer, everytime I try to print, the printing papers are stuck under the catridges and the catridges cease to move back to their place i.e right side and instead...


Possibly a small amount of dirt (or bit of paper ) is jamming the paper path.
Open all covers and check the rollers are clear, if possible turn them by hand to check.

Feb 07, 2011 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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Carriage Jam


If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
  • Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
  • Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
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May 08, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro 850 InkJet Printer

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The printer is constantly sending a message- 'paper jam'


HP Officejet 7200, 7300, and 7400 Series - 'Paper Jam: Clear jam, and then press Enter' Message Displays on the Control Panel Display
Issue
During printing, the paper becomes stuck in the all-in-one and the error message 'Paper Jam: Clear jam, and then press Enter' displays on the control panel display.
Solution
Use the following instructions to clear a paper jam from the product:
Step one: Check for and remove any loose paper from the In tray
Do not try to remove jammed paper from the In tray. First remove any loose paper from the In tray to avoid worsening the jam.
CAUTION: Always try to remove jammed paper from the back of the printer first to avoid mechanical damage.
Step two: Clear the jam from the back of the printer
Follow these instructions to clear jammed paper from the back of the product. If the product is equipped with a two-sided printing accessory, skip to that section.
Remove the rear access door to clear the paper jam

1. Remove the rear access door by pressing the buttons on the side of the door and pulling it toward you.
Figure 1: Removing the rear access door
Rear access door
2. Gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.
WARNING: If the paper tears while removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If all the pieces of paper are not removed from the product, more paper jams might occur.
3. Replace the rear access door. Gently push the door into the all-in-one until it snaps firmly into place.

Remove the two-sided printing accessory to clear the paper jam

1. Remove the two-sided printing accessory by pressing in the buttons on the sides and then pulling the accessory toward you.
Figure 2: Removing the two-sided printing accessory
2. Gently remove any jammed paper.
WARNING: If the paper tears while removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the accessory. If all the pieces of paper are not removed from the accessory, more paper jams might occur.
3. Press the button on top of the two-sided printing accessory to open the door.
Figure 3: Opening the two-sided printing accessory door
4. Gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.
5. Close the accessory door.
6. Reinstall the two-sided printing accessory.

Step three: Clear the jam from the automatic document feeder (ADF)

1. Remove the document feeder tray from the product by gently pulling it.
2. Lift the cover of the automatic document feeder by pulling it outward.
Figure 4: Lifting the cover of the automatic document feeder
Automatic document feeder (ADF) door
3. Gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.
WARNING: In the rare occurrence of a severe paper jam, you might need to remove the face plate from the front of the automatic document feeder and lift the pick assembly to remove torn pieces of paper from deep inside the automatic document feeder.
4. Close the cover of the automatic document feeder, and then reattach the document feeder tray.

Step four: Verify that the print carriage can move freely
Follow these steps to try to move the print carriage.
CAUTION: Do not force the print carriage to move if it is out of plain view or feels stuck. Forcing it may damage the printer.

1. With the product turned on, open the print cartridge access door. The print carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position.
2. Without turning off the product, unplug the power cord from the back of the product. Unplug the power cord from the power source. The power cord must be unplugged to allow the parts to be moved by hand and to reset the paper feed mechanism, without the risk of an electrical shock.
3. Looking in through either the print cartridge access door or the output paper tray, make sure the print cartridges are locked into the carriage and have not come loose. Also, make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving.
4. Make sure the print carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions found.
You may have to reach through the output paper tray to access the print carriage.
5. Close the print cartridge access door and plug the power cord back to the back of the product. Plug the power cord into the power source.
6. Press the On button to turn on the product.

Step five: Reload and test the printer
After you have removed the jammed paper, make sure the product is still functioning properly.

1. Reload the product with plain paper.
2. Peform a self-test by pressing and holding the RESUME button on the control panel until the product begins printing. A test page prints.

Step six: Service the printer
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

Dec 30, 2009 | HP DeskJet 3745 Printer

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The printing carriage stalled and I get error message : Clear carriage jam ..


This normally happens if there is something jammingthe head assembly from moving along the carriage rail. Turn off the power to the printer and see if you can move the head assembly by hand. Also check that there are no paper jams anywhere in the paper path and that the belt that moves the head assembly has not broken.

Nov 10, 2009 | HP Officejet 7210 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP 6540 Lights flashing can't print


This indicates a paper jam or the printer is out of paper. Do not clear a paper jam from the front of the printer.

The printer might be out of paper
1. Place paper in the In tray.
2. Press the Resume button on the front of the printer.

There might be a paper jam
1. Press the Resume button. If the paper jam does not clear, then go to the next step.
2. Push the two latch handles on the rear access door toward each other, and then remove the door.
3. Remove any paper that is inside the printer by pulling it out from the back of the printer. If you are printing labels, verify that a label did not become detached from the label sheet while passing through the printer.
4. Replace the rear access door.
5. Press the Resume button.

If the Two-Sided Printing Accessory is attached to the printer, follow these steps to clear a paper jam from the Two-Sided Printing Accessory.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Press the buttons on the left and right sides of the duplexer, and then remove it from the printer.
3. Remove any paper inside the printer.
4. Open the duplexer.
5. Remove any paper from inside the duplexer.
6. Close the duplexer, and then re-attach the duplexer to the printer.

If the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray is attached to the printer, follow these steps to clear a paper jam
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Press the buttons on the left and right sides of the accessory, and then remove it from the printer.
3. Remove any paper that is inside the printer.
4. Lift the back lever on the accessory, and then unhook the Small Paper Tray
5. Tilt the Small Paper Tray forward and open the lower door of the accessory.
1. Tilt the Small Paper Tray
2. Open the lower door
6. Remove any paper that is inside the accessory.
7. Close the accessory, and then secure the back lever to close the accessory.
8. Re-attach the accessory to the printer.

Oct 03, 2009 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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PAPER MANUAL FEED


put a piece of paper in the manual feed tray and press "print"

Apr 09, 2009 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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HP 6180 printer


henryandjane,

Look over on the wheel that will feed the paper mybe there is a tiny piece of paper on it and find the sensor for the paper mybe it is stack-up already

Jul 03, 2008 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP Deskjet 6540 Alignment


Yeah, the only thing that can cause this is paper feed problems.

There must be either something loose in the paper feed mech (look for wobbling "tires") or there is still some paper or other foreign debris in the paper feed path.

Jul 03, 2008 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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Hp deskjet 6540 carriage out of alignment


Probably a small piece of paper (now black with ink and hard to see) stuck in the extreme corners (probably the left side).

Jun 21, 2008 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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