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When the ink cartridge cradle returns to its original position on the right side of the machine, I have a loud rattling noise coming from the machine. It prints with no problem. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: HP 7130 Random grinding noise resulting in a stall

Filka, You are most likely beginning to experience issues with service station function usually created by the buildup of ink which becomes gelled and gooey, resulting in sticking parts. Two primary points of trouble can be involved; one very easy to see and reach- the other requires a fair amount of disassembly but once inside the job is not hard.

First, right on the edge of the service station (the black box beneath the carriage when it's parked on the right) you will see a narrow white wedge-shaped piece. This is a retracting "wiper" which is supposed to slide forward when the carriage is parked, and to the back when the carriage is preparing to move. It has a small rubber tab at the front edge which wipes ink from a gold contact surface right in front of the wiper. I've yet to see one truly do well at keeping the surface free of ink, but it does keep it from building up. It is quite easy for this wiper to become "glued in place" by all of this ink. Start by raising the maintenance door, causing the carriage to move out to the center and the wiper to retract(if they will). You can then use a dampened paper towel or cotton swabs to clean the contact in front of the wiper, then gently pull forward on the top of the wiper to slide it forward over the cleaned surface. This will remove some of the ink on the rubber tab and begin letting you clean the wiper itself.

The second area of trouble is the service station itself. The sleds and tray are likely to be heavily coated and the only real way to clear them is to disassemble the case for access. You can use the following link to go to a step-by-step photo/instruction guide that will show you exactly what's involved-
http://www.fatrcat.com/7100ss.html

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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SOURCE: makes noise

Click HERE for HP troubleshooting for your printer.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: HP PSC 750 message says error, black ink cartridge installed incorrectly.

Just replace the cartridge.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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Error 5C00, printer rattles and doesn'twork

The ink pad may be filled with ink.
  • When you open the lid the ink cartridge cradle should slide all the way to theright of the printer.
  • Unplug the power from printer then gently slide the ink cartridge cradle to theleft.
  • Beneath the ink cartridge cradle's original resting spot you should see asmall ink pad about 1cm in .
  • Using tweezers you should be able to removethis ink pad.
  • Place the ink pad between two towels and squeeze until all the ink is removedfrom the pad.
  • Using a Q-tip gently clean any ink buildup from where ink pad resides within theprinter.
  • Remove the ink cartridges from the cradle and clean the print heads using adamp cotton ball.
  • Put everything back into the printer and let it set for a few minutes beforeturning it on.
  • Once the printer is on try printing.
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Cartridge cradle is stuck

Hi KHphoto, you can see this steps to fix your printer jam,

  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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How to replace ink waste absorber

  • Open the printer as though you were going to install new ink cartridges, letting the cartridge cradle move to the center of the printing unit. Unplug the printer so that the cartridges will remain in their position.

  • Locate the waste ink absorbers in their black rubber frame. They will likely be on the right side of your printer, and will be located underneath the area where the ink cartridges rest when the printer is in standby mode.

  • Use a paper napkin or other disposable and absorbent material to soak up any excess ink that may be in the pads by pressing it down onto the top of the frame.

  • Pull the rubber frame free from the printer, wearing gloves to keep your hands clean. Carefully remove the ink absorber pad or pads from the rubber frame.

  • Insert new ink absorber pads firmly into the rubber frame. Replace the rubber frame in its original position and close the printer.

  • Hold down the power button, then plug the printer back in. Continue holding the power button down until the printer begins to reset itself and come online.

  • Wait for the green power light to turn off, then press and release the power button again. It should blink for two to three seconds, then stay lit; this will indicate that the printer has been reset and is ready to print again without errors.


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    Ink cartridge will not reset correctly. stays at left side of printer, will not set to center or right hand side. when it sets to the left, it makes a loud sqeaking/grinding noise. ?????????

    Ok.. This is the very common problem which occur in HP printers... The most probable reason is scratches on head-guide-strip (that is a transparent, thick, plastic film passing through cradle ). This strip guides the cradle and cartridges about their location. Scratches on it cause the cradle misguided... and thus the cradle sounds on false arrivals of left or right end.
    the only and the safest remedy is to take it to the service centre and get the strip changed.. that is not much costly.
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    When I try to print I get a LOUD tapping noise. Also ink cartridges do not return to middle position when I open the machine, though I can manually move the cartridge case (which may or may not have been...

    Try unpluging the printer from the wall power then move the carriage all the way to the left side. While you are moving this make sure there is nothing blocking or catching the carriage. It should move over easily with using a lot of force. After it is all the way to the left plug it back into the wall with all the covers closed. It should reset itself to the default position. After it stops open the lid to see if the carriage comes to the cartridge replacement position.
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    How do i replace the printhead

    The Print head is sitting in a cradle. So do not confuse the cradle with actual print head. The cradle is the one that slides left and right on the metallic rod. Do NOT try to remove the cradle.

    Make sure to use genuine Canon ink cartidges.

    1) Unplug the power to the printer. Remove the USB printer cable.
    2) Lift open the top cover by depressing the round button on the right side of the printer; exposing the printer ink cartridges.
    3)Lift the grey lever on top of the cartridges. This dis-engages the printhead electrical connections. Remove all the 4 ink cartridges from the printhead. From the cradle hold the printhead from the top and lift the printhead by tilting it toward you. Make sure not to touch the electrical contacts in the back printhead.
    4) Take a small plastic bowl and fill it with 1/4 inch or less with Rubbing Alcohol(70% Isopropyl Alcohol). Dip the bottom of the printhead in the alcohol. Soak printhead in the alcohol and shake it lightly so the dried ink clogging the printhead can come loose. Us paper towels to soak excess alcohol from the bottom of the printhead. Make sure not to damage the printheads.
    5) Pour some alcohol from the top of the each inlet of the ink cartridge seat and again soak up any excess alcohol with paper towel. Let the print head dry up little.
    6) Put the printhead back in the cradle and insert back the ink cartridges in their right seat. Lower the grey lever back into its position so the electrical contacts are made on the printhead.
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    I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
    If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!



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    • Verify that no obstruction prevents the print cartridge cradle from moving freely on the rod.
    • Verify that the vinyl tape has been removed from each of the print cartridges.
    If the problem persists, contact HP Customer Care.
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