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In most cases the printer driver software can have errors while being in use or is shut down. So to reset remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and then connect the Printer to be detected as a new hardware as it will be installed. Now check the printer properties to see the ink levels.
Activate head cleaning before a test is taken . Sometimes it is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the PC command or can be an issue with ink drying or
poor ink cartridge contacts.

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Unplug the printer from the power and press and hold the power button down for 30 seconds or so. Then turn the printer around so that the back is facing you. Look for two thumb release latches to open the back end view of the rollers. you should be able to open the hatch in the back to get an unobstructed view of the paper rollers. Clear out any paper jambs in this area. Then turn it around with the front facing you and put your fingers in the groove of the plastic panel right above the fold down tray where the paper comes out and pull the hatch downward towards you. This provides a front view of the inside area where the cartridge carriage goes back and forth. Clear and remove any paper or debris in this area. Then plug the printer back in and turn it on, and it should rotate the paper feed forward before winding backward to the starting position. Leave the hatch in the front open or lean downward so you can see the rollers and turn it on and off again to watch and see if anything is stuck on them (like a sticker or label). If you see something stuck there that appears when the rollers roll forward turn the power off to stop it in motion so that you can reach in and remove it before its rotated towards the back.

Jul 06, 2011 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Hp psc 500 message "cartridge carriage blocked. Close latches over print catridges, then turn power off and on"


Normally the cause of these errors is apiece of paper or other material in the paper path. Sometimes the paperfeed assembly has become unsynchronized. Use the following steps tocorrect these issues:
  1. With the all-in-one turned on and ready, open the ink-cartridge accessdoor. The ink cartridges come to an access point if the carriage canmove.
  2. Unplug the black power cord from the back of the product. The powerplug must be pulled out to resynchronize the paper feed and carriagemotors. Simply turning the product off does not work.
  3. Remove both ink cartridges and lower the ink cartridge latches, asshown in the figure below, so that they do not catch on the productframe when the product reinitializes. Do not close the ink-cartridge access door at this time. Figure 1: Lowering the ink cartridge latching levers c00169359.jpg
  4. Remove the remaining print media from the paper supply tray. Discard any pieces of media that are damaged.
  5. Unlock and remove the rear access door. Figure 2: Removing the rear access door c00169360.jpg
  6. Being very careful, slowly and gently pull any jammed media out of the product through the rear access door.
    NOTE: Do not pull the media out from the front of the all-in-one product, ifat all possible. Pulling the paper out from the front causes the blackpaper pushers that are located between front rollers to rotate upwardsand block the print carriage. This results in a carriage jam when theall-in-one product is restarted. If this occurs, unplug the all-in-onepower cord from the back of the product, wait about five seconds, andthen reinsert. This forces the product to reinitialize the paper-pickmechanism.
  7. Make sure that no jammed media remains in the product. Be sure to checkinside of the product on the sides to verify that media did crumpleinto these areas.
  8. Reinsert and lock the rear access door. Make sure that the door locksfully. The paper can skew if the rear access door is not fully locked.
  9. Close the ink-cartridge access door.
  10. Plug the power cord into the back of the product. If the product doesnot automatically turn on, press ON. Let the product initialize until afront panel message appears, requesting ink cartridges. If the carriagecannot move, remove the power cable again and determine what thecarriage is caught on. Manually move the carriage to free it fromwhatever has blocked, it and then repeat this step.
  11. Open the product and reinsert the ink cartridges.
  12. Reload the input tray with print media and try printing again. Themedia must be loaded properly for it to feed correctly. It must befully inserted into the product but not to the point that it bows fromthe pressure.
  13. The HP all-in-one product will request that an alignment be performedafter closing the ink-cartridge access door. Perform the alignment. TheHP all-in-one product should be fully functional when the alignment iscomplete. It might be necessary to repeat the process more than once ifthe product was completely out of synchronization.
Clean the paper rollers If the issue persists after checking the paper path and resetting the all-in-one product, follow these steps:
  1. With the product on, open the ink-cartridge access door. The ink cartridges come to an access point if the carriage can move.
  2. Unplug the black power cord from the back of the product. With thepower cord unplugged, the print carriage (the part that the inkcartridges are in) can be moved.
  3. Locate the four small, metal paper rollers (not the rubber rollers) andthe carriage rod as shown in the figure below. The carriage rod is thelarge metal rod that the print carriage rides on. If these rods are notbright and shiny or if they have buildup on them, they should becleaned. Figure 3: Locating the carriage rod and four metal rollers c00169361.jpg
  4. Use a soft, lint-free cloth lightly moistened with water (distilledwater preferred) to clean the rollers and the carriage rod. With thepower cord unplugged, print carriage should move back and forth freelyso that all parts can be cleaned.
  5. Open the rear access door. Use a soft, lint-free cloth lightlymoistened with water (distilled water preferred) to clean the threerollers that are shown in the figure below. Close the rear access doorwhen the cleaning is finished. Figure 4: The three paper feed rollers c00169362.jpg
  6. Close the all-in-one product and reconnect the power cord. Try printing again to see if the issue is corrected.0baee9e.jpgc4134e9.jpgd4b3194.jpgbe80789.jpg

Oct 22, 2008 | HP PSC 500 All-In-One Printer

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Once I turn my printer psc 2410 photosmart on it makes an annoying sound like if something is stucked and freezes staying on the clock sand mode . What should i do?


During printing, the HP product makes unusual or loud noises. You might describe the noise as grinding, squeaking, or screeching.
    Step one: Clean the rollers in the back of the product
    1. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
    2. On the back of the product, find the rear door.
    3. Squeeze the tab or tabs on the rear door, and then pull the rear door toward you to remove it.
    4. Open the rear door on newer Photosmart, Officejet, or PSC productsInside the back of the product, rotate the paper rollers with your fingers to make sure that they can turn freely.
    5. Rotate the rollers located on the inside of the rear door to make sure that they can turn freely.
    6. Remove any torn pieces or scraps of paper that you can see.
    7. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then wipe the paper rollers inside the product and on the inside of the rear door clean. Rotate the paper rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around them.
    8. Reattach the rear door. Make sure that it snaps into place.
    Step two: Clean the rollers in the front of the product
    1. Lift the cartridge access door to access the front paper rollers in the product.
      NOTE: On some Officejet models, you might need to close the document catcher. Then, look in through the front of the product to access the front paper rollers.
    2. Inside the front of the product, rotate the paper rollers with your fingers to make sure that they can turn freely.
    3. Remove any torn pieces or scraps of paper that you can see.
    4. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then wipe the paper rollers clean. Rotate the paper rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around them.
    Step three: Clean the small rollers Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then wipe the small rollers, also called the pinch rollers, clean. The pinch rollers are the small metal rollers directly above the paper rollers. Rotate the pinch rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around them.
    NOTE: Do not clean the carriage rod. Removing or damaging the lubrication on the carriage rod can cause the product to make more noise. Figure 9: Carriage rodc02203348.jpg Step four: Clean the cartridges
    1. Connect the power cord to the back of the product, and then press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
    2. Open the cartridge access door. Figure 11: Lift the cartridge access door on newer Officejet, Photosmart, and PSC productsc01940403.gif
    3. When the carriage stops moving, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
    4. Press down on each cartridge to release it from the carriage, and then pull it toward you out of its slot.
      NOTE: You might need to lift a cartridge latch before you can remove the cartridge from the product. Press down on each cartridge to release it
    5. 1 - Tri-color cartridge 2 - Black cartridge
    6. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then wipe any ink or debris from the copper-colored electrical contacts on the cartridge.
      CAUTION: Do not touch the ink nozzles or the electrical contacts with your fingers. This can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Figure 13: Clean the copper-colored electrical contactsc00617184.gif 1 - Electrical contacts 2 - Ink nozzles Figure 14: Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles Place the cartridges on a clean sheet of paper, with the nozzles facing up.
    Step five: Clean the electrical contacts inside the product
    1. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then wipe any ink or debris from the electrical contacts inside the carriage
    2. Let the cartridges and carriage sit for 10 minutes to allow them to dry, or use a clean, dry swab to dry the contacts.
    3. Slide each cartridge into its slot at a slight upward angle, and then press firmly until you hear the cartridge click into place.
      • Install the tri-color cartridge in the slot on the left.
      • Install the black cartridge in the slot on the right.
      I hope this helps you!

May 26, 2011 | HP PSC 2410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cartridge Carrier is Blocked


Check the all-in-one product for paper jams and reset the paper feed motors.
Normally the cause of these errors is a piece of paper or other material in the paper path. Sometimes the paper feed assembly has become unsynchronized. Use the following steps to correct these issues:
1: With the all-in-one turned on and ready, open the ink-cartridge access door. The ink cartridges come to an access point if the carriage can move.
2: Unplug the black power cord from the back of the product. The power plug must be pulled out to resynchronize the paper feed and carriage motors. Simply turning the product off does not work.
3. Remove both ink cartridges and lower the ink cartridge latches, as shown in the figure below, so that they do not catch on the product frame when the product reinitializes. Do not close the ink-cartridge access door at this time.
4: Remove the remaining print media from the paper supply tray. Discard any pieces of media that are damaged.
5. Unlock and remove the rear access door.
6. Being very careful, slowly and gently pull any jammed media out of the product through the rear access door.
7: Make sure that no jammed media remains in the product. Be sure to check inside of the product on the sides to verify that media did crumple into these areas.
8: Reinsert and lock the rear access door. Make sure that the door locks fully. The paper can skew if the rear access door is not fully locked.
9. Close the ink-cartridge access door. 10. Plug the power cord into the back of the product. If the product does not automatically turn on, press ON. Let the product initialize until a front panel message appears, requesting ink cartridges. If the carriage cannot move, remove the power cable again and determine what the carriage is caught on. Manually move the carriage to free it from whatever has blocked, it and then repeat this step. 11: Open the product and reinsert the ink cartridges. 12. Reload the input tray with print media and try printing again. The media must be loaded properly for it to feed correctly. It must be fully inserted into the product but not to the point that it bows from the pressure. 13. The HP all-in-one product will request that an alignment be performed after closing the ink-cartridge access door. Perform the alignment. The HP all-in-one product should be fully functional when the alignment is complete. It might be necessary to repeat the process more than once if the product was completely out of synchronization. Clean the paper rollers If the issue persists after checking the paper path and resetting the all-in-one product, follow these steps: 1. With the product on, open the ink-cartridge access door. The ink cartridges come to an access point if the carriage can move. 2. Unplug the black power cord from the back of the product. With the power cord unplugged, the print carriage (the part that the ink cartridges are in) can be moved. 3. Locate the four small, metal paper rollers (not the rubber rollers) and the carriage rod as shown in the figure below. The carriage rod is the large metal rod that the print carriage rides on. If these rods are not bright and shiny or if they have buildup on them, they should be cleaned. 4. Use a soft, lint-free cloth lightly moistened with water (distilled water preferred) to clean the rollers and the carriage rod. With the power cord unplugged, print carriage should move back and forth freely so that all parts can be cleaned 5. Open the rear access door. Use a soft, lint-free cloth lightly moistened with water (distilled water preferred) to clean the three rollers that are shown in the figure below. Close the rear access door when the cleaning is finished. 6. Close the all-in-one product and reconnect the power cord. Try printing again to see if the issue is corrected Hope this should fix the problem Good luck.............

Aug 02, 2010 | HP OfficeJet Pro 1170c InkJet Printer

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I have an HP C4180 and there is a grinding noise when the print head moves back and forth and the paper will partially feed and then jam. Just started doing this.


Contact HP and let them know what a inconvenience this is to you they are very good about keep their customers happy. I've replaced three HPs that where in warranty.

Nov 20, 2009 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Keeps screwing up paper and e-90 comes up on


An error E-90 means that something is stopping the ink carriage from moving its full extent. Open the printer top and check that the ink carriage lid is firmly locked down, check along the path of the carriage for any foreign/loose objects. If the carriage moves when you switch it on, pull out the power cable when it is across to the left and check for loose gears or foreign objects in the gears on R/H side. As you are also getting screwed up paper I believe that there is something lodged in the paper path. To check this make sure the print carriage is parked fully right and out of the way. You will need an A4 (approx) sized piece of stiff cardboard such as the backing from an A4 note pad. Insert this into the paper feed locating it between the feed rollers on the R/H side. Then push quite firmly to overcome the spring pressure, when you feel it push through about a half inch stop and open the printer to see what is being pushed through. Push the card fully through and retrieve the foreign object (I have found everything from paperclips, curtain hooks and even a golf tee!). Push the card through fully and out of the printer. Always remove paper jams etc, in the direction of the paper feed whenever possible as pulling anything backwards can dislodge or break the sensor flags.
Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution, thanks.

Jul 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus RX560 All-In-One InkJet Photo...

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Error E3 when no paper jam


MP160 PIXMA paper feed jam E3 error. I completely solved this on my Canon MP160 printer but it is a common problem and the fix may work for others such as MP130 MP140 MP145 MP150 MP170 or MP180. With the problem I had, the printer would make the usual motor whirring noises but would not feed the paper. The usual c-clunk sound that indicated the feed roller has been engaged was not there. The screen warning said to remove jammed paper and the printer showed an E3 error.

The problem was caused by the ink cartridge carrier becoming stcky on its track and not fully returning to the rest position on the right side (as viewed from the front). The fix involved taking the printer apart and lubricating the cartridge carrier track and the ramps that lift the cradle that rises to cover the printheads. Unfortunately you have to dismantle the printer and separate the scanner unit to get to the lubrication points. Its not a quick fix.

When you have the printer apart you will see a prominent white lever held by a coiled spring just behind the rest position of the ink cartridge carrier. The lever is actuated by the ink cartridge carrier when it moves to the right. If the lever is not actuated, the motor drive will never engage the large grey feed roller and the paper in the hopper cannot be fed into the printer. Make sure to also put some lube onto the lever at the point where it is struck by the ink cartridge carrier.

Jun 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet...

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Paper feed not working properly


1. first check to see if there is any bits and pieces of paper in any place in the paper carriage -- look very carefully in front access and rear access
2. if this is not the problem, then disconnect printer from computer -- turn off printer, unplug power cord, unplug printer cable from printer
3. gain access to paper roller assembly, usually in rear
4. using lint free cloth, dampened with distilled water clean rollers -- read manual to determine direction of rotation (usually clockwise)
5. keep rotating rollers until all is wiped clean of paper dust
6. reassumble and try a test print as your printer manual directs

Apr 22, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Paper jam..cartridge back and forth


hi
This clearly indicates that problem is with the rollers in the paper feed tray..to clear the obstruction-fold a sheet of paper 3-4 times lenghtwise to make it thick..insert this into the paper feed tray,behind the rollers-move it left right a couple of times....repeat this a couple of times-if no go...call tech support..printer would be replaced if in warranty...good luck

Jan 24, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Paper will not feed


> Epson replaced the printer.

I think that you have been "unlucky" to get a replacement-printer with the same problem as the first printer. Get them to replace it, again.

Check that there is nothing "extra" inserted into the printer to stabilize the moveable parts during "shipping" -- such "padding" must be removed before using the printer.

Oct 18, 2007 | Epson Stylus CX5000 InkJet Photo Printer

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