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Carriage jam

It tells me to otp the print carriage access door clear the jam and then press ok to continue. I have done it over and over and opened to see if there is any jam and I don't see anything that is jammed

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My printer carriage has jammed.


To resolve the issue, you can try each solution in this document in the order presented.MPORTANT : Each time you try a solution, try to print a self-test report to determine if the hardware functions correctly. To print a self-test report, use the steps in the following table:Load plain white paper into the input tray.Press Setup on the product control panel.Press the right arrow ( ) to select Print Report , and then press OK .Press the right arrow ( ) to select Self-Test Report , and then press OK . The self-test report prints.Solution one: Turn the product off and on again Follow these steps to turn the product off and then on again to reset the printing mechanism Press the Power button to turn off the product. If the product does not turn off, continue to the next solution.Wait 60 seconds.Press the Power button to turn on the product NOTE:The product might go through a warm-up period. The product lights might flash and the carriage might move. Wait until the warm-up period finishes before you proceed. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the beginning of this document.If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting. If the issue persists , continue with the next solution. If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.Solution two: Clear any paper jam Follow these steps to clear any paper jam.Step two: Clear the jam from the rear of the product Use one of the following methods to clear the paper jam from the rear of the product. If your product has a two-sided printing accessory (duplexer), skip to Method two.Method one: Clear the jam from the rear access door Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product, if it is not already off.Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.Remove the rear access door: Press the tab on the left side of the door inward, and then pull the door out.Figure 1: Remove the rear access door ently remove any jammed paper from the rollers.CAUTION:If the paper tears while you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.Figure 2: Remove torn pieces of paper from the rollers Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.Method two: Clear the jam from the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.Remove the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) from the rear of the product: Press the buttons on each side of the duplexer, and then pull it toward you. Figure 3: Remove the two-sided printing accessory Gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.CAUTION:If the paper tears while you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.Figure 4: Remove torn pieces of paper from the rollersIf you do not see jammed paper in the rear access area, push the latch on the top of the duplexer, and then lower its cover.Figure 5: Open the duplexer - Latch on top of the duplexer Duplexer cover Remove any jammed paper from inside the duplexer.Close the duplexer cover, and then reinsert the duplexer into the rear access area of the product. Figure 6: Reinsert the duplexer Push the duplexer inward until it clicks into place.Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the product If you cannot remove the paper jam from the rear of the product, follow these steps to remove the paper jam from the front.Open the cartridge access door.Figure 7: Open the cartridge access door NOTE:The carriage should be on the right side of the product, out of view. If it is on the left side, close the cartridge access door, and then turn on the product. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, and then open the cartridge access door again.Look for any pieces of paper or other debris inside the cartridge access area.Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.CAUTION:Remove paper from the front of the product as carefully as possible. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur, and this could damage the print mechanism.Close the cartridge access door.Figure 8: Close the cartridge access door Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product.Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product. Reload paper in the input tray.try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the beginning of this document.If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.Solution three: Make sure the carriage moves freely Use the following steps to make sure the carriage moves freely.Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product, if it is not already on.Open the artridge access door.Figure 9: Open the cartridge access door Without turning off the product, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.WARNING:You must disconnect the power cord to move parts by hand without the risk of an electrical shock.unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.Look inside the product to see where the carriage is stuck, and then check for any torn paper or other objects that might restrict the movement of the carriage.NOTE:You might need a flashlight to illuminate areas inside the product Figure 10: Use a flashlight to see inside the product Remove any loose paper or obstructions you find.Figure 11: Example of obstruction in carriage access area Reach inside the product through the cartridge access door, and then manually move the carriage. You might have to reach through the paper output tray to access the carriage.If the carriage is stuck on the right side of the product , move the carriage to the left side of the product.If the carriage is stuck on the left side of the product , move the carriage to the right side of the product.Make sure the carriage moves freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left, and then to the right.Close the cartridge access door.Figure 12: Close the cartridge access door. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the beginning of this document.If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting. If the issue persists , continue with the next solution. If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution. four: Remove and reinstall the cartridges Improper placement or installation of the cartridges can cause the product to indicate a carriage jam error.

Oct 12, 2011 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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Message appears "Paper jam".


Paper jams can be true or false. A false paper jam occurs when the error message displays, but no jammed paper is in the product. The following solutions apply to both true and false paper jam errors.

Print a self-test report Use the following steps to print a self-test report.
  1. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
  2. Press Setup , and then press 2 . The Print Report menu displays.
  3. Press 1 to select and print a Self-Test Report
Solution one: Clear the paper jam Step one: Remove loose paper from the tray Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.

Step two: Clear the jam from the back of the All-in-One
  1. Figure 2: Remove the rear access doorc01562020.gif
  2. Gently pull any jammed paper out of the rollers inside the product.
  3. Carefully remove any scraps of paper that are still stuck in the product.
  4. Reattach the rear access door. Insert the two posts on the right side of the door into the holes on the product, and then push the door in until it snaps into place.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product, and then press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the All-in-One Follow these steps to remove the paper jam from the front of the product.
  1. Without opening the cartridge access door, check the tray for jammed paper that you cannot remove from the back.
  2. If you see jammed paper, gently pull it out.
Step four: Print a self-test report
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Make sure that the carriage can move freely Follow these steps to make sure that the carriage can move freely. Step one: Check the paper path
  1. Check for any paper or object that might be stopping the carriage. Figure 4: Example of paper stuck in cartridge access areac01950807.gif
  2. Remove any paper or objects you find.
  3. Reach inside the product, and then manually move the carriage.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the right side , move the carriage to the left side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the left side , move the carriage to the right side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck in the middle , move the carriage to the right.
  4. Remove any paper or obstructions found.
  5. Make sure that the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left, and then to the righ
Step two: Print a self-test report
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution three: Clean the rollers and the rear access door Dust, paper fiber, and other debris might accumulate on the paper feed rollers and cause paper jams and paper feed issues. Follow these steps to clean the paper feed rollers inside the product. Step one: Clean the rollers
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  3. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear access door, and then pull the door away from the product to remove it. Figure 6: Remove the rear access doorc01562020.gif
  4. Lightly dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with bottled or distilled water, and then squeeze any excess liquid from the cloth.
  5. Press the cloth against the rollers and rotate them upwards with your fingers. Apply a moderate amount of pressure to remove any dust or dirt buildup. Figure 7: Rotate the paper feed rollersc00212278.jpg
  6. Make sure that the paper feed rollers on the rear access door are clean, free of paper bits, and rotate freely.
  7. Clean the surface and the rollers of the rear access door the same way you cleaned the large rollers inside the product.
  8. Replace the rear access door. Insert the two posts on the right of the door into the holes on the product, and then push the door in until it snaps into place.
Solution four: Service the product

Aug 08, 2011 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Carriage jam message...........comes on no matter what.........reset several times


Solution one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again Turning the product off and then on again might resolve the issue. Step one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Wait 60 seconds.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product
Step two: Print a self-test report
  1. Load plain white paper into the input tray.
  2. Press the Setup button (c01461502.gif ). The Setup menu opens.
  3. Press the arrow button to select Tools , and then press OK .
  4. Press the arrow button to select Self-Test Report , and then press OK . The self-test report prints.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Clear any jammed paper Jammed paper can cause the carriage to stall. Follow these steps to clear any jammed paper. Step one: Remove any loose paper Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray. CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism. Step two: Clear the paper jam from the rear of the All-in-One Use the following steps to check for and remove jammed paper from the rear of the HP product.
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  4. Squeeze the tab on the rear access door to release it, and then pull the door outward to remove it from the product Figure 1: Open the rear access door
  5. Gently remove any jammed paper from the rollers inside the product. CAUTION: If the paper tears while removing it from the rollers, check the rollers for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.

Jun 21, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5280 Printer

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It says open door, clear carriage jam and then press okay to continue


This means you have a paper jammed inside of the printer, you need to open some of the access door to find and remove it. then you can press okay to continue printing.

Mar 01, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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I have a jam on my printer that says there is a print carriage access jam how do i solve it


I have the same problem.... trying to use lubricants and done some cleaning, but no luck... till i found out that using an extension cord with several devices plugged in will lessen the amount of current that flows to the devices.. that's why the printer's motor can't able to do his job because of no enough power.... Connect the printer's plug directly to the wall...


it works for me....


---ritchie---

Jan 13, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-In-One...

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My printer made a weird noise and now says "Open door Clear carriage jam and then press Enter". How do I clear a carriage jam? I have opened the top cover and usually the print cartridges move to the...


Issue The error ' Open Door, Clear Carriage Jam, and then Press Enter ' displays on the product. The following symptoms might also accompany this error:
* The product will not print. * Printing stops unexpectedly. * The carriage does not move.
Try the following solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. When one of the solutions resolves the issue, there is no need to continue troubleshooting. Solution one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again
1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product. 2. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on again.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Clear any paper jam A carriage jam might follow a paper jam. Follow these steps to check for and remove any jammed paper. Step one: Check for and remove any loose paper from the input tray Remove any loose paper from the input tray, the output tray, and the automatic document feeder (ADF). CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Step two: Clear a paper jam from the rear access door WARNING: Always clear paper jams through the back door if possible. To avoid tearing the paper and damaging the print mechanism, pull paper from the printer slowly and gently. Avoid touching the internal components of the printer.
1. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer. 2. Remove the back door and remove as much jammed paper as possible.
3.Replace the back door and open the carriage access door. If there is paper visible that cannot be removed through the back door, gently pull it out from the front.
4. Reconnect the power cord and close the printer.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Make sure that the carriage moves freely
1. With the product turned on, open the cartridge access door. The 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. WARNING: You must disconnect the power cord to move parts by hand without the risk of an electrical shock. 3. Look in through either the cartridge access door or the output paper tray to make sure that the cartridges are secure in the carriage and not loose. Also, make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving. 4. Make sure the 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 might have to reach through the output paper tray to access the carriage. 5. Close the cartridge access door and reconnect the power cord to the product. 6. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution four: Remove and reinsert the print cartridges Incorrect installation of the print cartridges can cause the product to show a false carriage jam. Follow these steps to remove, and then reinstall the print cartridges. Step one: Remove the print cartridges
1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product. 2. Open the front of the product to access the carriage. The carriage moves to the center of the product.
3. Unlatch the two print cartridge latches, and then raise the latches. 4. Remove the print cartridges.
Step two: Reinsert the print cartridges
1. One at a time, hold a print cartridge with the printed label up, and then slide the print cartridge into its slot. Repeat this step for the other print cartridge.
# NOTE: Insert the black print cartridge into the slot with the gray latch, and insert the color cartridge into the slot with the blue latch. # Grasp the end of the latch on the cartridge slot with your thumb, and then pull the end of the latch toward you. While holding the latch, press down on the top of the latch until it stops, and then release the end of the latch so that it catches under the tabs. CAUTION: To avoid damaging the product, do not force the latches into place.

3. Close the product cover. A message displays on the control panel to align the print cartridges. 4. Press the Enter button to begin the cartridge alignment. Two pages print. Follow the instructions printed on the second page to complete the alignment. 5. Try the print job again.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.

Jul 08, 2009 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP Officejet 5110 - Carriage Jam Message


I have an Hp Officejet 5110. I have an error message saying "Open door,clear carriage jam, then press enter". But where is its door? How can I clear the carriage jam?

I tried pressing the # & 6 at the same time, but the error message still there.

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