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Carriage gets stuck, Won't print. Power button starts flashing "red"

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Check the following steps for fixing Hp Carriage Jam Error :

Open the print carriage access door. Check for any packing material that may be blocking the internal components. Check for an orange shipping lock that may still be in place on the left side. Pull the shipping lock out, if present, and discard.

Remove and reinstall the cartridges to make sure they are properly installed. Lift the front center of the print carriage access door to open it. Lift the door up until it locks into an open position. Press down on a print cartridge and allow it to spring back up. Lift the cartridge out of the printer. Do the same for the other cartridge. Slide the black cartridge into the slot on the left and the color cartridge into the slot on the right. Press down on each one to lock it into place. Lower the print carriage access door.

Check the print cartridges to make sure the protective tape has been removed from the ink nozzles. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Remove any tape or labels. Replace the cartridges into the printer.

Push in on the tab on the left side of the clean-out door on the back of the printer to open the door. Lift the door out of the printer. Check for any paper jams. Jammed paper can block the printer cartridge carriage from moving. Pull any jammed papaer out.

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If your product has a duplexer :
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HP PSC 2355 try to print a document and receive an error "Print cartridge carriage is stalled " "Open door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue." I tried this and there is...


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This can be said as a bit complicated problem. This problem is exhibited by the printer when the cartridge carriage mechanism is getting stuck at some end. I should advice that you make sure that the SS ( Service Station ) of the printer is not jammed / clogged. If yes, try cleaning it. It is also caused when the motor is malfunctions and tries to move the carriage beyond the path that it should go.
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Hi. This error means "A carriage jam has occurred".

The steps to correct this problem are (from HP support):

Step one: Move the carriage

1.Lift the top cover of the product.
2.Turn the product off, and then turn it on.
3.Unplug the power cord from the back of the product when the grinding noise starts.
4.Move the carriage towards the middle of the product (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).

Step two: Remove the cartridges

1.Press down lightly on top of the cartridge latch.
2.Pull out the bottom of the latch to unhook it.
3.Slide the print cartridge out of the carriage.
4.Repeat the steps for the other cartridge.
5.Close the top cover.
6.Reconnect the power cord.

Step three: Reinstall the print cartridges

1.Open the printer cover.
2.Wait until the carriage moves to the right side of the printer and is idle and silent.
3.Press down lightly on top of the cartridge latch.
4.Pull out the bottom of the latch to unhook it.
5.Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the carriage.
* Install the tri-color print cartridge in the left side of the carriage.
* Install the black, photo print cartridge, or the gray photo print cartridge in the right side of the carriage.
NOTE: To easily identify the correct side of the carriage in which to install the print cartridge, match the symbol on the print cartridge label with the symbol above the carriage.

6.Push down on the print cartridge latch until it snaps closed.
7.Lower the cover of the product.

For other errors indicated by the lights flashing follow the link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00575972&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=467980&lang=en

Hope it helps, if it helped you, please rate the answer. For further assistance please reply back.

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The print carriage may get stuck on either side or in the middle of the printer. The Carriage Jam: Open Door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue error message may display on the front panel of the all-in-one.

Solution
The print carriage is the device which contains the print head and moves left to right during printing.
Figure 1: Carriage Assembly

To resolve this issue, follow the steps below in the order presented.

Step one: Print a Self Test

Follow the steps below:
1. Press the Setup button.
2. Select Print Report and press OK .
3. The self-test page should print. If it prints a test page, there is no need to follow the remaining steps, as the error message may be false. Make sure the printer now prints from the computer (if installed on one). If it does not print, proceed to the step two.

Step two: Clear the paper path

Follow the steps below to clear the printer of any jammed paper and reset the printer.
1. Leave the printer on and then disconnect the power cable and the USB or Ethernet cable from the back of the printer. Do not reconnect them until instructed to later.

NOTE: Make sure the printer is on before disconnecting the power cord. Failure to disconnect the power cord from the rear of the unit can cause damage when removing jammed paper.

2. Open the top access door.

Figure 2: Opening the top access door

3. Make note of where the carriage is stuck and look for jammed paper. A paper jam can cause the error message and the carriage stall. Some paper may be jammed in different locations than those shown in the photos below.

Figure 3: Paper jammed on the left side

Figure 4: Top view of paper jammed on the left side

Figure 5: Paper jammed on the right side

Figure 6: Top view of paper jammed on the right side

NOTE: Do not use any tools or other devices to remove jammed paper. Always use caution when removing jammed paper from inside the unit.

If the carriage is stuck on the right side:
a. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
b. Move carriage all the way to the left side.
c. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper still in the printer.

If the carriage is stuck on the left side:
d. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
e. Move carriage all the way to the right side.
f. Check the paper path all the way to the left side and remove any paper still in the printer.

If the carriage is stuck in the middle:
g. Check for any paper or object that may be restricting the carriage.
h. Move carriage all the way to the left side.
i. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper still in the printer.
j. Move carriage all the way to the right side.
k. Check the paper path all the way to the left side and remove any paper still in the printer.
4. Remove the rear access door or duplexer (if installed) from the back of the printer.
5. Check for and remove any paper still in the printer.
6. Replace the rear access door, and close the top access door.
7. Reconnect only the power cable. If the printer does not automatically turn on, press the Power button.

NOTE: The printer may go through a warm-up period of up to two minutes. Lights may flash and the carriage may move. Wait until this warm-up period is complete before going to the next step.

8. If the Power light is on steady, print a self-test page as done in Step one.

If the Power light is not on steady and the carriage is still in a stalled position, proceed to the next step.

Step three: Plug the printer directly into a wall outlet

Verify that the printer is properly connected to a suitable power source by following the instructions below.
1. Verify that the computer and the printer have a three-prong power plug.
2. Remove the printer cable from any power strips or surge suppressors, and plug it directly into a grounded (three-prong) wall outlet.
3. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.

NOTE: If the printer prints when plugged directly into a wall outlet while disconnected from any power strips or surge suppressors, the power strip or surge suppressor may not be allowing sufficient voltage to reach the product.

4. If this did not resolve the issue, proceed to the next step.

Step four: Service the product

If you have completed all of the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service your product.hope this helps

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Step one: Print a self-test report Follow the steps below:
  1. Press the Power button to turn on the product.
  2. Press Setup on the product control panel.
  3. Press the right arrow button until Print Report displays on the control panel display, and then press OK . The self-test report prints.
  4. Analyze the results:
    • If the product prints a self-test report, there is no need to follow the remaining steps, because the error message might be false. Try to print something from the computer.
    • If the product does not print a self-test report, proceed to the next step.
Step two: Clear the paper path Follow the steps below to clear the product of any jammed paper.
  1. Make sure the product is on, and then disconnect the power cord and the USB or Ethernet cable from the back of the product. Do not reconnect them until instructed to later. NOTE: Make sure the product is on before disconnecting the power cord. Failure to disconnect the power cord from the product can cause damage when removing jammed paper.
  2. Open the top access door by lifting from the front center of the product until the door locks into place. Figure 1: Opening the top access door c00786115.gif
  3. Note where the carriage is stuck and look for jammed paper. NOTE: The carriage is the device that contains the printhead and moves left to right during printing. A paper jam can cause the error message and the carriage stall. Paper might be jammed in different locations and might cause the carriage to be stuck in the middle of the product or on the right or left side.
  4. Remove any jammed paper. NOTE: Do not use any tools or other devices to remove jammed paper. Always use caution when removing jammed paper from inside the product. Follow these instructions if the carriage is stuck on the right side or the left side of the product:
    1. Check for and remove any paper or object that might be restricting the carriage.
    2. Manually move the carriage to the opposite side of the product.
    3. Check the paper path all the way to the side on which the carriage was initially stuck. Remove any paper along the path.
    Follow these instructions if the carriage is stuck in the middle of the product:
    1. Check for and remove any paper or object that might be restricting the carriage.
    2. Manually move the carriage all the way to the left side of the product.
    3. Check the paper path all the way to the right side and remove any paper along the path.
    4. Manually move the carriage all the way to the right side of the product.
    5. Check the paper path all the way to the left side and remove any paper along the path.
  5. Remove the rear access door or duplexer (if installed) from the back of the product. To remove, press in the tabs on the left and right side, and pull it away from the product.
  6. Check for and remove any paper still in the product.
  7. Replace the rear access door or duplexer, and then close the top access door.
  8. Reconnect only the power cord (do not connect the USB or Ethernet cables at this time). If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button. NOTE: The product might go through a warm-up period of up to two minutes. Lights might flash and the carriage might move. Wait until the warm-up period is complete before going to the next step.
  9. Check the power light.
    • If the power light is on, reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product, and then print a self-test report as done in Step one.
    • If the power light is blinking or not on and the carriage is still stuck, reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product, and then proceed to Step three.
Step three: Plug the All-in-One directly into a wall outlet Use these steps to make sure the product is properly connected to a suitable power source.
  1. Make sure the computer and the product have a three-prong power plug.
  2. Remove the product power cord from any power strips or surge suppressors, and then plug it directly into a grounded wall outlet.
  3. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue. NOTE: If the product prints when plugged directly into a wall outlet while disconnected from any power strips or surge suppressors, the power strip or surge suppressor might not be allowing sufficient voltage to reach the product. If this did not resolve the issue, proceed to the next step.
Step four: Service the All-in-One If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

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