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Trying to start up HP office jet pro 8500 wireless and it says carriage jam "open the print carriage access door. clear the jam, and then press OK to continue" where is the print carriage access door? We have tried every opening no visible signs of paper jam, no diagrams listed in manuals, can't proceed to set up wireless printer until this is solved

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The problem is a small gear that is locate in the back left part of the printer. The plastic clip that holds it in place breaks and the gear does not come all the way to the right thus causing an error.

This is not a easy fix. When this happened to me I replaced the complete insides of the printer. If this is a 8500 with the color screen it might be worth fixing but if it is the two line screen then I would just buy a replacement printer online.

If you remove the outer plastic pieces you should be able to see when the gear does not seat properly.

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Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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The door shown in this picture is carriage access door

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Check the following Steps to fix HP Printer Carriage Jam :

Open the print carriage access door. Check for any packing material that may be blocking the internal components. Check for an orange shipping lock that may still be in place on the left side. Pull the shipping lock out, if present, and discard.

Remove and reinstall the cartridges to make sure they are properly installed. Lift the front center of the print carriage access door to open it. Lift the door up until it locks into an open position. Press down on a print cartridge and allow it to spring back up. Lift the cartridge out of the printer. Do the same for the other cartridge. Slide the black cartridge into the slot on the left and the color cartridge into the slot on the right. Press down on each one to lock it into place. Lower the print carriage access door.

Check the print cartridges to make sure the protective tape has been removed from the ink nozzles. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Remove any tape or labels. Replace the cartridges into the printer.

Push in on the tab on the left side of the clean-out door on the back of the printer to open the door. Lift the door out of the printer. Check for any paper jams. Jammed paper can block the printer cartridge carriage from moving. Pull any jammed papaer out.




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Our HP Office Jet Pro 8500 printer has a message stating there is a paper jam when there is no paper jam. How can this be fixed?


Check the following Steps for fix Hp printer carriage Jam :

  • Open the print carriage access door. Check for any packing material that may be blocking the internal components. Check for an orange shipping lock that may still be in place on the left side. Pull the shipping lock out, if present, and discard.
  • Remove and reinstall the cartridges to make sure they are properly installed. Lift the front center of the print carriage access door to open it. Lift the door up until it locks into an open position. Press down on a print cartridge and allow it to spring back up. Lift the cartridge out of the printer. Do the same for the other cartridge. Slide the black cartridge into the slot on the left and the color cartridge into the slot on the right. Press down on each one to lock it into place. Lower the print carriage access door.
  • Check the print cartridges to make sure the protective tape has been removed from the ink nozzles. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Remove any tape or labels. Replace the cartridges into the printer.
  • Push in on the tab on the left side of the clean-out door on the back of the printer to open the door. Lift the door out of the printer. Check for any paper jams. Jammed paper can block the printer cartridge carriage from moving. Pull any jammed papaer out.

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False paper jam reading.keeps say to clear paperjam. called HP and they said its a common problem,too expensive to fix,buya new one from us for 300 bucks


Hi,

Check the following Steps for fix HP printer carriage Jam :

  • Open the print carriage access door. Check for any packing material that may be blocking the internal components. Check for an orange shipping lock that may still be in place on the left side. Pull the shipping lock out, if present, and discard.
  • Remove and reinstall the cartridges to make sure they are properly installed. Lift the front center of the print carriage access door to open it. Lift the door up until it locks into an open position. Press down on a print cartridge and allow it to spring back up. Lift the cartridge out of the printer. Do the same for the other cartridge. Slide the black cartridge into the slot on the left and the color cartridge into the slot on the right. Press down on each one to lock it into place. Lower the print carriage access door.
  • Check the print cartridges to make sure the protective tape has been removed from the ink nozzles. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Remove any tape or labels. Replace the cartridges into the printer.
  • Push in on the tab on the left side of the clean-out door on the back of the printer to open the door. Lift the door out of the printer. Check for any paper jams. Jammed paper can block the printer cartridge carriage from moving. Pull any jammed papaer out.


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Why are you taking out the ink cartridges??
The message says to open the carriage access door and clear the jam. The printer thinks that paper is stuck in the paper path, see if you can find it. I believe that there is also a rear door on that printer, remove it and look inside.

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I do not know how to open the printer carriage access door to clear a paper jam


You can find detailed instructions on clearing paper jams, including carriage jams, here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01618201&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3752462

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