Question about HP OfficeJet 7130 All-In-One Printer
Hi, the print carriage is supposed to move to the center of the unit when the access door opens and this one will not. It just stays there on the right. What can I do?
Vandybaby, you could have several issues here:
1. Your maintenance door sensor is not working/jammed, and the printer does not recognize the door is open- Verify that you are getting the flashing exclamation mark and message that the door is open, and that it goes off when closed.
2. There is a carriage validation sensor that was often a problem with the 7100 series, becoming glued down in drying ink when it was supposed to retract and allow the carriage to pass by. On this one, the question basically is "When the carriage doesn't come out of the service station "parking" area, is it trying to? Are you hearing or seeing the carriage trying to leave the service station, catching on or hitting something then pulling back, or does it just sit idle and never attempts to move.
Answering this, particularly #2, will be of great help in narrowing down your problem. Right now it could be anything from simply cleaning the encoder strip, to being as costly as needing a new logic board.
If you can provide a little more info, it will greatly speed up getting you the correct information in diagnosis. For the most part, this is likely to be very simple, probably only needing cleaning or realignment of a part to get you running again.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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