Question about HP Office Equipment & Supplies
A carriage stall either means the carriage cannot move, or the printer THINKS the carriage isn't moving.
Most HP printers use a calibration strip to tell where the carriage is, and if that breaks, there's nothing you can do about the carriage stall message, the unit has to be serviced or replaced!
Here's a quick test though.disconnect the power from the unit. Reconnect the power, and while the whirring and so forth is going on, disconnect the power again.
See if you can move the carriage (the part with the printheads) all the way left, and all the way right.
if it sticks, find out what's obstructing it, because that's the problem.
If you CAN move it all the way left and right, chances are that calibration strip is broken.
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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