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HP8250 printer I had a paper jam which I cleared. Not the message says " Print cartridge cradle is stuck, Clear jam and press okay:. I cleared the jam. What is a print cartridge cradle? K.Q.

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  • lptacek8 Jul 29, 2008

    After a paper jam, it says fix cartridge jam. The solution said to remove the cartridges, turn off, resinstall, however, my cartridges stay inside the printer when the door is up so I can't remove them to try this solution.

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Try this: Remove both ink cartridges. Unplug the printer for a few minutes. Plug it back in and re-install the cartridges.

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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.
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