HP Photosmart 7350 Printer Carriage Cradle is jammed
The carriage cradle on my HP Photosmart 7350 printer is jammed. I have
tried to hold the clutch in while rotating the drive gear by 2 revolutions as per the vendors trouble shooting advice but to no avail. Need some words of wisdom ?
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Re: HP Photosmart 7350 Printer Carriage Cradle is jammed
SolutionStep one: Perform a power reset and connect the printer directly into the electrical outlet Remove all the paper loaded in the main input tray.Make sure that the product is turned off. Disconnect the USB cable from the back of the product. Disconnect the power cord from the product. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and wait 10 seconds. Reconnect the power cord directly into the electrical outlet and check for the following. Make sure that the power cord used is the one provided with the product. If a computer is connected to the product, make sure that the computer is connected to a grounded (three-prong) wall outlet. Make sure that the power cord is firmly connected to both the product and the power supply. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product. Press the power button ( ) to turn on the product. Reconnect the USB cable to the back of the product. If the issue is resolved, proceed to Step six: Print a self-test page. If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
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Might be carriage strucked in service station,needs to open entire printer other wise carriage damage chances are high, try it gently, dont force to pull it out.. if found difficulty better submit in service center.
Although the support page of the following link is titled: 'Carriage Jam' this article (with pictures) shows the reader exactly what to look for when the Print Cartridge Cradle becomes stuck. Click here: http://bit.ly/dpui4S
Turen the machine off
Unplug it from the wall
open the paper jam door and gently push the paper roller upward until it clicks.
close the door.
Plug it back in
Wait a few minutes
then turn the printer on and see if the carriage moves.
This is a simple general reset of theprinter and sometimes it will help with this sort of problem. Let me know if it helps or not.
Hi, I have a HP Photosmart 8050. Runs good till Now. 1, ONE Sheet of paper Jamed. THe RED Light Keeps Blinking Like crazzzy. I unhooked it to re-boot. It says Print Cartridge Cradle is stuck. Clear Jam & press OK. Iv'e L@@KED 4 anything. Nothing in way. I took the ONE sheet out. Still Nothing. It's Like my X-wife. 1 item wrong and a Bunch of ****. New Ink. Got Milk. Oh wrong Commercial. Got Fix. Retired Handi-capped sanior, Ron
I just had the same problem...and this is what I did to get it working...
Turn off your printer. Open the top. Push the cartridge thingie off to the side (if possible) and then take QTips and cleaned the silver bar the
cartridge moves on. Got a lot of ink off of it. Should run after that.
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:
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.
Follow these instructions to adjust the clutch on the printer.
Disconnect the USB cable.
Press the printer power button to turn off the printer.
Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.
Open the top cover of the printer.
Remove the print cartridges from the printer.
Slide the cradle to the right side of the printer.
Locate the clutch on the left side of the printer.
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
Remove the rear access door from the back of the printer.
Press the clutch firmly towards the back of the printer, while rolling
the wheels in the back of the printer upward two full rotations.
Release the clutch and roll the wheels up two more rotations.
Reinstall the rear access door.
Reinstall the print cartridges and secure the latches in place.