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Cartridge cradle stuck

I put in a new printer cartridge and thought I had it locked in place. Apparently not because I received a "Cradle cannot move" message and then the (bleep) thing MOVED to the extreme left, out of sight and out of reach to try and reinsert the cartridge. I can just see the extreme right side of the black cartridge and it is not level in the cradle, so I know that's the problem. But how do I get to the cradle? It cannnot move to the right into the open so I can reach it. I hope I've described my problem correctly and thanks in advance for any advice.

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  • Chips53 Sep 12, 2007

    I did forget to mention my printer model in my original post for which I apologise.
    It is an HP Photosmart C3150 All-in-One.



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I was able to solve this one myself. This is the HP Photosmart C3150 All-in-one Printer. I removed the two screws that hold the left side of the printer housing and carefully removed it. Looking into the printer I could see the printer cartridge cradle and the black cartridge, on the far side of the cradle, was not level, ie, not locked into place. I carefully inserted a long, thin screwdriver and pressed against the front of the cartridge, pressing it up and back and it snapped into place. Then I replaced the side panel of the printer housing and had a cup of tea.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007



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Hey chips 53 Very simple, Go to the market and purchase a set of screw driver of long sleek neck (for star screw). and open the four screw present four different side in the printer. After open the screw, open that door, from where you insert the cartridge. insert your hand into the printer and lift the portion upside. Remember you have to lift equally (but slowly-slowly) if you see that the upper body is separating, you have to concentrate to lift the portion from right side because wires has been attached left side. After removing the upper portion you can easily move the carriage. And do what you want

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You may have damaged the Cartridge cradle already, but removing it may also damage the Cartridge cradle. First, inspect the cartridge to make sure there are no plastic clips, etc. blocking the passageway for removing the cartridge. It may take some force, but the cartridge should slide right out. Most HP printer cartridges are similar, if not the same size and shape, so it should come out with ease. You may need to use a flathead screwdriver, taking caution to not break the Cartridge cradle any more than it already may be.

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My hp d2360 is not working properly and i bought new cartridge but printer wasnt recognize the cartrige..

Please follow the steps below to install the Cartridge:

Install or replace the print cartridges
  1. Turn the printer on. The cartridge cradle will not move if the power is not on.
  2. Open the printer cover. Figure 1: Printer cover openc00658567.gif
  3. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the center of the printer and is idle and quiet.
  4. If you are replacing a print cartridge, press down on the print cartridge to be replaced, and then slide it out of the print cartridge cradle. If you are installing print cartridges for the first time, go to the next step.
    NOTE: HP recommends using a print cartridge protector to store an opened print cartridge for later use. Figure 2: Print cartridge being inserted into a print cartridge protectorc00658568.gif
  5. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer. Figure 3: Removing the protective tapec00658569.gif
    CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts. Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts. Figure 4: Print cartridge facing upc00658570.gif 1 - Ink nozzles 2 - Copper contacts
  6. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the cradle until the cartridge snaps into place. Figure 5: Installing the print cartridgec00658571.gif
  7. Repeat steps 3-4 for the remaining print cartridge.
  8. Close the printer cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page.

How do you change the print cartridge?



To replace a print cartridge:

> Press the power button to turn on the printer, then open the top cover
> Open the cradle latch
> Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
> Unwrap the replacement print cartridge, then pull the pink tab to remove the plastic tape
> Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle
> Pull the cradle latch forward, then press it down to tuck the tabs into place to close the cradle latch.
> Verify the that plain paper is loaded in the In tray, then close the top cover. The printer will automatically print a calibration page.

Please also browse above link for further details on your manual.

Thank you.

Left ligh keep flashing. after installing new ink.

  • Make sure cartridge is placed in properly,
  • Re seat the cartridge and check.
  • It should work
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Print cartridge cradle is stuck

Try turning off the printer, disconnect the USB cable, uninstall the printer drivers in "Add and Remove Programs", reinstall the drivers and reconnect the printer. Printer problems are more prolific than any other problem with any other computer accessory. Drivers become corrupt for no apparent reason other than Windows feels like doing it. If this doesn't cure the problem then I would suggest GENTLY trying to dislodge the cartridge cradle just a little bit (don't force it side to side). It shouldn't stick but who knows. If it does move OK again, listen for any odd sounds coming from the printer. My guess is still a software/driver problem.

Ink cartridge stuck on left side in cradle and will not release

Take the cradle out of the printer, using a flat blade screwdriver prise up on the left corner of the toner cartridge and pull toner cartridge from the right hand side.

the problem is cause when the toner cartridge in install incorrectly, inserting at an angle to the leftside first and so the toner trap door does not rotate.

The correct way, is to place the cartidge on the cradle and press from the centre down on the toner body.

HP 22 color ink cartridge was put in cradle for HP 21 black ink

sounds like it is stuck ... suggestion is pull as hard as you can danger is you might break the cradle in the scoket ...

this issue can not be resolved via remote and someone with some
strength is needed

The print cartridge cradle cannot move.

"The print cartridge cradle cannot move."
I fixed this problem by disconnecting the power cord from the power-strip and connecting it directly into the wall. My printer was not getting enough voltage from the power-strip. I hope this helps.

Change ink cartridge

Here is the procedure to change the ink cartridge
  • First Press the POWER button to turn on the printer.
  • Open the top cover.The cradle moves to the center of the printer.Open the cradle latch.
  • Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
  • Remove the replacement print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strip is on the bottom
  • Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle. Ensure that the copper contacts the print cartridge meet the copper contacts of the print cartridge cradle
  • Close the cradle latch.
  • Verify white paper is loaded in the printer, then close the top cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page for optimum print quality.

good luck:-)

Cartridge cradle is stuck

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:

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.
  1. Disconnect the USB cable.
  2. Press the printer power button to turn off the printer.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.
  4. Open the top cover of the printer.
  5. Remove the print cartridges from the printer.
  6. Slide the cradle to the right side of the printer.
  7. Locate the clutch on the left side of the printer.
    NOTE: The 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 c00020494.jpg
  8. Remove the rear access door from the back of the printer.
  9. Press the clutch firmly towards the back of the printer, while rolling the wheels in the back of the printer upward two full rotations.
  10. Release the clutch and roll the wheels up two more rotations.
  11. Reinstall the rear access door.
  12. Reinstall the print cartridges and secure the latches in place.
  13. Close the top cover and reconnect the power cord.
  14. Turn on the printer.
  15. Print a test page.
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