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My HP psc 1210 xi all in one Problem

The carriage slams from side to side every time we turn it on, and if wont do anything. Any solutions?

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The encodder stripis looseor broken /damaged.make it proper.

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Hi I have HP 1210 All in one, and now it wont print. It tell me to check paper (none there, even inside..) and cardridge. And whats more important, when I turn it on, cardridge start riding from left to...

1. 1 Switch off the printer and disconnect the powersupply. Allow any residual charge to fade away before putting your hands ormetal tools inside the chassis. 2. Step 2 Pin down the exact location of the jam. Thethree hot spots for a jam are the paper tray, anywhere between the feed trayand the print carriage, or between the print carriage and the output tray. 3. Step 3 Take off the front paper tray if the sheet gotstuck while it was still in the front area of the printer. If the sheet jammedhere, you should be able to see most of the paper. 4. Step 4 Pull on the sheet with both hands and steadypressure. Do not tug as you might rip the paper, leaving a chunk of it deeperin the machine. 5. Step 5 Open the back panel to reach paper jammedbetween the feed tray area and the print carriage of the all-in-one printer.Carefully remove the jammed paper from the machine. 6. Step 6 Use the carriage access door to reach a jamfurther inside the all-in-one printer. You may need to move the print carriageout of your way to clear the jam. 7. Step 7 Return any access panels to their closed andlocked positions. Plug your printer back in and flip the power switch.

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When i turn my printer on, the ink cartridge carrier zooms back and forth really fast, slamming into each side. The printer shows a paper jam, but there is no paper in it. Also, when the cartridge...

OK, it sounds like a defective printer that needs to be reset.
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On the page which opens, select the operating system (Windows XP/Vista,etc..) of your computer to download the appropriate drivers and software.

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