Question about HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Carriage stuck. Will not move. Is on the left side of the printer. Will not budge. What to do?
If the carriage totally stuck on the right side of the printer, Unplug the printer from Power outlet.
Open the front access door. You will see the cartridges. Remove the cartridges. Check for any paper stuck in the Carriage Rod. Try to manually move the carriage 5-6 times left to right and it should move without any trouble. Put the cartridges back into the Cartridge slot and power on the printer
If the Carriage does not move manually, there could be chances the printer needs mechanical repair as its broken.
Posted on Sep 17, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: paper jam in carriage
There is a latch at the back of your printer that opens so you can remove paper jams from the back. You can start there and then slowly peel away the rest of the paper that jammed...
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
So sorry to hear that you are having issues with your C4385 printer. HP's
All-In-One printers seem to be very touchy when it comes to carriage
jams, and mine is no exception. They are usually caused by little bits
of paper left over from a previous jam, so you just have to work out
where to find them. HP produced a page with diagrams to help people
find them. Please click here to access their solution page.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
Here's what you do. Take a look at the photo below.
Open the cover of the printer, where the ink cartridges are located. Behind the ink cartridges is the carriage, which is a box that moves side-to-side on a pair of rails. It's the thing that sprays the ink onto the paper.
You have to reach in with your hand and slide this thing to the center. Then, look to the very sides, left and right, for any bits of paper. If you look at the second picture, you can see my finger pointing to a small bit of paper that tore of and got jammed into the side. See the little crumpled bit of paper? It's preventing the carriage from sliding all the way to the right. You could have little bits on the right or left side. I had to reach in with needle-nose pliers to grab the paper bits out, but maybe your fingers are small enough.
Once the little bits of paper were out, I was back in business. Good luck!
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
SOURCE: printer carriage stall/stuck
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
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