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Why does my HP printer keep saying carriage jam?

Why does my HP printer keep saying carriage jam?

Improper placement or installation of the print cartridges can cause a carriage stall error condition. Follow these instructions to remove the print cartridges. Make sure the printer is turned on. Open the print cartridge access door, and then wait until the print carriage is idle and silent.

How do you fix a carriage stalled cartridge?

Fix 1:

  1. Turn the printer off and let it cool down for 60 seconds.
  2. Turn on printer and allow it to warm up.
  3. Open paper tray and load paper into the paper.
  4. Realign the paper and slide back the input tray.
  5. Run a test print.
  6. If the printer prints, then the issue is resolved.

Where is the print carriage access door on an HP printer?

The print carriage access door is under the scanner.

How do you manually move a printer cartridge HP?

Make sure the carriage can move freely across the width of the printer. Firmly push the carriage to the left side of the printer, and then push it to the right side. Close the ink cartridge access door. Reconnect the power cord and any other cables to the rear of the printer, and then turn on the printer.

How do I change the ink cartridge on my HP Photosmart c5280?

To replace the print cartridges

  1. Make sure the HP All-in-One is on.
  2. Open the print cartridge door.
  3. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it.
  4. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.

Why does my printer keep saying paper jam when there is no paper jam?

If the paper is even slightly askew, the rollers will pick it up a little crooked, and — guess what — the crooked sheet will immediately get jammed. So even though there’s no paper stuck when you start printing, the loose paper guides are ensuring that a sheet gets jammed whenever the printer starts doing its thing.

Why does my HP printer keep saying paper jam when there isn’t one?

Dust, paper fiber, and other debris might accumulate on the paper feed rollers and cause paper jams and paper feed issues. Clean the rollers inside the printer, and then try to print again.