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Carriage jam HPC4180 ALL IN ONE ERROR HOW DO I CLEAR A CARRIAGE JAM

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  • tgilray Jul 28, 2008

    I keep getting the error signal that the carriage is jammed. How do I fix it?

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    everything i try doesn't work. i don't even know what the carriage is! please help, it's so frustrating being without a printer!

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    same carriage jam unable to clear problem

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    cant clear carriage jam

  • bevsmed Jan 04, 2009

    I have a carriage jam and I don't know where the carriage door is

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    Two printers. Same problem. No known event prior to error message. Power reset, reseating cartridges did not "fix" problem. Cannot spend too much time working on units due to new printer costs, but not good. I assume a sensor is broke or something obstructing view of sensor.

  • jfingland May 11, 2010

    How do I clear a carriage jam?

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Assuming that you have ruled out strictly mechnical issues, the next common problem in my experience is the optical encoder system. Most HP inkjets have a long, thin optical encoder strip that the moving carriage reads to determine its position. This plastic strip runs the width of the printer inside, usually behind the carriage. Several problems can occur -- one, it can become broken or pulled off of its mounting tabs at each end, two, over time it can become very dirty with stray ink. Stray ink can also obscure the optical sensor in the carriage that reads the strip.

There is a similar one elswhere in the printer, but in the form of a wheel or disc. This is how the printer determines movement of the paper through the machine. Usually this one can be obstructed by paper chaff over time, or stray ink build up. Since it isn't a long strip, it rarely is a mechanical issue with the encoder wheel.

In any event, failure of this device for any reason means the printer loses track of the print carriage movement and thus can report a "carriage jam" error. Inspection and cleaning of this can fix this problem, if there are no other obvious mechanical issues that jam the carriage (like a stray piece of paper inside, etc.).

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Plz resit the cartridge, if the problem persists than you have to send it for repair

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