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Print cartridge cradle is stuck ican't find where it is jammed

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  • John R Morrey May 10, 2008

    The carriage is stuck with the cartridges right of the lid in the parked location. I cannot get the carriage free. I have tried all the perscribed remedies that HP offers, including a useless chat session. Does anyone know how to get the cover off the printer?

  • NAnderson Nov 28, 2008

    printer cartridge cradle is stuck. I see the paper but can't get to it.

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This might help . . . Mine finished printing one doc & then made a terrible noise & sent a message to my screen that "print cartridge cradle is stuck." When i opened door, i could see it was stuck off to the left side so left cartridge was obscured. I could not get it to budge, although i kept turning it off, gently pushing & turning it back on. Finally, i got my hand inside & determined that the little door to the left-side cartridge had popped open & was causing it to remain stuck. After some struggles (turn off printer first!) i was able to maneuver it around & close it tight. Now, all is well . . .

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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I had this same problem. a piece a paper was torn off from a stuck piece of paper I removed and this was lodged to the right of the printer cartridge cradle. moved the cradle to the left--removed the small piece of paper and it works great.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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I just had the same problem...found this link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00738923&dlc=en&product=443024

It would print the test page....and then wouldn't move again to print anything else. So redid several times....then I lifted the lid while printing a test page so the cartridge was in the center and I could get ahold of it to slide it....left the printer ON, but unplugged the power cable...and then I was able to move the cartridge back and forth. I then took QTips with Windex on them and cleaned the silver bar the cartridge moves on. Got a lot of ink off of it.
A couple more test prints...and sliding the cartridge......and it is finally running again.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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HP Photosmart 8250, "Print cartridge cradle is stuck. Clear jam then press OK". I have moved the print cartridge to the left and when I press the "OK" button, the same message appears, but only after a quick flash where it shows the levels of the ink.I don't see any paper, I have opened the cartridge cavity and looked, I have opened the back of the printer and turned the rollers and the same error occurs.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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I have had this problem with my 7550 for a while now and I finally found this on the HP website and it seems to have fixed my problem, I also replaced all of the cartridges:

Issue While printing from an HP Photosmart printer, the printer screen displays Print cartridge cradle is stuck / clear jam and then press OK . The printer may also make grinding sounds. This can occur after a paper jam when another printer part blocks the cradle. Solution Follow these instructions to adjust the clutch on the printer.

  1. Disconnect the USB cable.
  2. Press the printer power button to turn off the printer.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.
  4. Open the top cover of the printer.
  5. Remove the print cartridges from the printer.
  6. Slide the cradle to the right side of the printer.
  7. Locate the clutch on the left side of the printer.
    NOTE: The clutch is a flat, white, plastic component that rests just above the white roller gear wheel. In the HP Photosmart P1000 and P1100 printers, the clutch is black metal. Figure 1: Printer clutch c00020494.jpg
  8. Remove the rear access door from the back of the printer.
  9. Press the clutch firmly towards the back of the printer, while rolling the wheels in the back of the printer upward two full rotations.
  10. Release the clutch and roll the wheels up two more rotations.
  11. Reinstall the rear access door.
  12. Reinstall the print cartridges and secure the latches in place.
  13. Close the top cover and reconnect the power cord.
  14. Turn on the printer.
  15. Print a test page.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: The print cartridge cradle cannot move.

"The print cartridge cradle cannot move."
I fixed this problem by disconnecting the power cord from the power-strip and connecting it directly into the wall. My printer was not getting enough voltage from the power-strip. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

SOURCE: printer keep saying print cartridge cradel is stuck and clear jam, but there is no jam.

check the sensor , either there is somthing stucking on the sensor you cannot see it, either the sensor it self becomes bad.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Paper cartrige cradle is stuck.

print cartrige cradle is stuck clear jam then press ok in hpphotosmart 7550

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: print cartridge cradle is stuck.hoe can I clear

It is require servicing if you can open the cover and apply some lubricant oil on the steel rod it will fix the problem otherwise show it service center.
Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Thanks.
Have a good day.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: screen says cartridge cradle is stuck but it moves freely

Ok there
You may not see a paper jam.
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.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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