HP Photosmart C4280

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If your printer won`t print, a print job has stopped unexpectedly, or you received a “carriage jam” error, your printer carriage is likely jammed. These jams occur when the carriage holding the ink cartridges stalls in the printer. Carriage jams sometimes occur after a paper jam.
Unplug the power cable from the back of the product. Unplug the product cable from any power strips or surge suppressors, and plug it directly into a grounded (three-prong) wall outlet. Plug the power cable into the back of the product. Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.
If your printer won`t print, a print job has stopped unexpectedly, or you received a “carriage jam” error, your printer carriage is likely jammed. These jams occur when the carriage holding the ink cartridges stalls in the printer. Carriage jams sometimes occur after a paper jam.
Why the Printer Cartridge won`t Move. A paper jam is usually the reason why an HP printer cartridge gets stuck on the right side. Pushing the paper excessively into the printer, on the other hand, is the most common cause of a paper jam. You should only push the paper until the first resistance.
Paper Feed Gear Problem: The paper feed gear is responsible for feeding the paper into the printer. If there is a problem with this gear, it can cause the carriage to jam. Cartridge Carriage Stalled: If the cartridge carriage is stalled, it can cause the printer`s carriage to become stuck.
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. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer. Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door.
The carriage of a printer is the assembly that holds the ink cartridges and slides back and forth to transfer ink onto printer paper. Paper jams can sometimes lead to carriage jams, especially after printing on thicker paper like an envelope.
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.
Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water and wipe the print head area. If you have hard water or are concerned about mineral deposits from your tap water, use distilled water. If your cartridge has a gold, silver or copper nozzle plate, try not to get it wet. Use a wet cotton swab to only clean the print head.

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Paper Jam and carriage jam code when nothing is jammed
ANSWER : Did you try cleaning the encoder strip that runs through the cartridge assy.? Use Window Cleaner on a paper towel. Also, check inside on the right. I’ve seen a lot of times where there is a folded up scrap of paper that stops the carriage from going all the way to the right.

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HP PSC 2410 Carriage Jam
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hp 8600 pro when power on, paper jam message appear but there is no paper jam in the tray
ANSWER : Hp 8180 Photosmart All In One code keeps says paper jam and carriage jam when neither are jammed. I followed all the recommended things to do. I live in Raleigh NC any place to take this or any suggestion.

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HP 4250n error 13.05.00 Phantom Jam
ANSWER : Pull and reset the fuser. Make sure both sides are back into their position.

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HP laser jet 3015 "Upgrade Error Call HP Support"
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Paper Jam error but no paper jam
ANSWER : Obviously you didn’t get all the paper cleared out. There is a small scrap in the paper path causing the jam when the paper hits it. You can try clearing it out by inserting something stiff like a piece of file folder from the back of the printer into the paper path and pushing the offending piece out that way.

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Keep getting a paper jam message. There is no jam.
ANSWER : You can quit wondering. Parts are unavailable. I’ve seen posts where people have 3D printed the parts or machined them out of metal.

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I just bought an officejet 3830 2 weeks ago. Now it won't print at all! Says inkjet jam. It's not! I've done all the fixes as per hp's website now what?
ANSWER : Take it back and exchange it under warranty.

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