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Carriage Jam -- Paper Jam

I have the same...
We printed some things, then the error was Paper Jam. There is no paper jam, when pressed the "ok" button it will end up stating a Carriage Jam. It will alternate between these two errors.
I have unplugged, reset "holding 3 & #" and have done numerous things.

The only thing that I see is on the right hand side of the carriage hanging by 4 colored wires is some sort of optic thing...not attached to anything. Cuold this be the culprit??
-Eric

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  • Elsos Jun 20, 2008

    Well there was the optic thing hanging down along the side of the Carriage. It needed to be attached to the side of the Carriage...it was reading a paper jam, or a Carriage jam. So things are good again and we are printing fools once more. Yea.



    I think it was not attached very well to begin with, and we started printing some things on a draft mode so when the Carriage was blasting side to side, it must have finally dislodged the optical jam detector.

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    I have an HP Officejet 7310 All-in-One. Even when I don't print anything my printer displays "Paper jam. Press OK to continue." When I press OK, it just comes back. I've even removed all the paper so it can't jam. What can I do to fix it?

  • ptoifel Jul 18, 2008

    I don't see any optic thing in my printer. I've had this printer about 4 months and haven't been able to print for three months. I've checked the trays, inside the back doors, turned it off and back on several times. I've tried to get thin paper through and thick paper through, but it a little clicking sound occurs and it seems like it jams at the beginning of the sheet. I tried to talk my local computer people into looking at it and they said it would be cheaper to buy a new one. I paid $250 for this junk and am surely not buying another HP if I have to buy another printer. Any suggestions?

  • rrnut Jan 06, 2009

    I have a HP L7580. It originally showed a paper jam. After many attempts, I am sure I have cleared all the paper, but now I get a Paper Jam error and a "clicking" sound from the carriage as if it isn't on track. Any ideas??

  • Jrzygrlnvegas Apr 22, 2014

    Thank you so much! I have a Cannon MP560 which is older than dirt, but still runs like a finely tuned car, except for this glitch - well, I took the advice and put the printer on its back to remove the paper holder, and there it was, a little piece of paper stuck in the white gears. All that for one little piece of paper! Thanks again for the suggestion, I'm back to printing after trying to figure this out for 2 days now!

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I have serviced an officejet pro L7580 which was showing a paper jam error when powered on. our customer had had a paper jam and removed the paper . I found small peices of paper in the pick up assy gears. If you remove the rear door, you need to check the 2 small white gears on the left. turn the roller slowly by hand and clear any paper stuck between the teeth. (they may be very small).

after doing this....no more paper jam errors for me!

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  • takao-san Nov 28, 2010

    l7580... paper jam error... looked everywhere still error! happened upon the 2 year old post from time-sponge. small paper piece in the 2 small white gears in the back left of the printer. would never have seen this but for this post.!! still relevant!!

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    toni878 Aug 01, 2012

    Thank you thank you thank you .... fixed my problem after 2 hours of searching for a solution :)

  • Jrzygrlnvegas Apr 22, 2014

    Thank you! This was a HUGE help! A little rip of paper was just sitting in the back small white gears when I turned the printer on its side, so I could remove the paper tray, and there it was . . .couldn't see it from the top, and it was so tiny. Removed it, and I'm back in business! I have the Cannon MP560, which is old, but still runs like a finely tuned car. Thanks again!

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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

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Started with paper jam and then after that. Error message. Carriage Jam, print carriage access door. Clear and press ok. can't figure out what this means


If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Follow the steps for fix HP Printer Carriage Jam

  • Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
  • Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
  • Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t5821600-carriage_jam_open_door_clear

Aug 20, 2010 | HP Officejet Pro L7580 All-In-One InkJet...

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What is a carriage jam


here are some solutions for your carriage jam error.

1. Clear any jam...remove loose paper.
2.Clear the jam from the back of the printer
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turn off the printer...remove the rear access door..
pull the paper out of the roller and return the rear access door.
3. Clear the paper jam from the front of the printer..while printer is on..open the carriage access door..
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disconnect the power cable from the back.. remove the paper output tray.
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look inside the product..check for torn papers..gently pull out the paper fromthe roller...return the paper output tray and the carriage access door. plugthe power corn and turn on..
4. Make sure the carriages move freely...while the printer is on.. open the carriageaccess door.
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disconnect the power cord from the back..remove the paper output tray...lookinside if the carriage is stuck and if there is no papers or object that restrictthe carriage to move..return the output tray.. return the carriage accessdoor...
And lastly after doing this steps try to reset the printer and try to print..

To reset the printer....press the power button to turn on theprinter..disconnect the power cord from the product..disconnect the power cordfrom the wall outlet.. wait for 15 seconds.. plug the power cord to the wallsocket....plug the power cord at the back of the printer.. press the power onof the printer.. try to print the test page...

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Good luck! hope this solve the problem

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Kodak All-in-one Printer has Paper Jam problem


Go to kodak.com/go/itg and follow the step by step troubleshooting. If you still get the same error,Time to contact Kodak at 1800 421 6699 and Your printer will be replaced free of cost.

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If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your Epson printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Fix 'Carriage Jam' : Open Door, clear carriage jam,
and then press OK to continue' error message
Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t5192341-epson_photo_1400_paper_feed_ink

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Carriage jam on hp photosmart printer


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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most likely the sensor on the paper path out of position, chech it out and put it back to where it have to be, good luck!

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Epson 1280 ink carriage making noise and not printing


hello there. try re-seating the cartridge. Take it out, then put it back in.

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Paper wont feed then says paper jam


Got rid of my problem!

In an act of despair I started to poke around the inside of the printer with a wooden match. Especially I found a small black lever mentioned on a Dell web site (general paper jam help page) that could be pressed a little. It is placed just a little bit right of center behind the carriage and just above the roll that feeds the paper beneath the printer heads. I'm not sure if this was what finally did it, but now the paper jam problem has gone away.

Another thing I noticed is that my carriage is now moving to center when I open the top. When the paper jam error was present it always moved to the far left (so I could remove any jammed paper, I suspect)

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