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HP All-in-One 3210 Carriage Jam

I have tried everything.  Then while clearing the carriage a little plastic strip popped off.  Is it worth repairing or should I e-cycle it? Mr. M

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  • shawno68 Apr 10, 2008

    Thanks for the help.  I was afraid of the answer, but it's better than having a dormant hulk of plastic in my office.

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E cycle for sure ... unless the little plastic part was off tha cartridge

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Please go through the web link given below and follow the instructions to clear the paper jam without damaging your printer.

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