Why does my HP printer keep saying carriage jam?

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Why does my HP printer keep saying carriage jam?

A carriage jam may indicate the carriage is blocked from moving of that there is a problem with the position sensor for the carriage. Let’s start by performing a Hard reset on the printer and make sure that the printer is connected directly to the wall outlet and not to the surge protector.

How do you unjam a HP printer cartridge?

How Do I Fix a Cartridge Jam on an HP Printer?

  1. Press the power button to turn the printer off.
  2. Remove any jammed paper through the rear access door of the printer.
  3. Press the power button to turn the printer on.
  4. Manually move the cartridge back and forth from left to right.
  5. Plug the printer directly into a wall outlet.

What do I do when my printer says paper jam but there is none?

Sometimes a paper jam error persists even though there is no jammed paper (false paper jam). Reset the printer, which might clear a false paper jam error, and then try to print again. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer. Unplug the power cord from the power source.

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.

How do you get rid of a paper jam when there isn’t one?

How do I manually move a printer carriage?

Insert your hand into the Ink Cartridge Access Area and then move the Carriage manually. Move the Carriage to the left side if it’s stuck on the right, and vice versa. Also, move the Carriage to the right if it’s held in the center. Get rid of all other bits of pieces and foreign material you find inside the printer.

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