HP PSC – Printer / Scanner / Copier 2179

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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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.
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.
Loading paper that is stuck together, frayed, curled or bent can cause a jam. Overloading the paper tray, loading different thicknesses of paper in the tray or using paper that isn`t appropriate for your particular printer can all result in a jammed printer.
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.
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.
Take-home Message

To summarize, all (or almost all) HP`s cartridges are refillable. Not all the chips can be reset or overridden, but HP will always leave a refill solution for you.

How can I override my HP ink cartridge? Remove and reinstall the indicated cartridge slots 2-3 times until it firmly sits in place to override the HP ink cartridge error. After doing this, turn off the printer and remove all the cartridges.
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.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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HP PSC 2410 Carriage Jam
ANSWER : Hi All,

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.

HP psc 1210 Wont Feed Paper
ANSWER : This printer seems to have special problems with paper feed asy. When functioning works

HP PSC 1510 copying problems
ANSWER : my hp photocopy is not working

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.

HP psc 2110 all-in-one won't turn on after power o
ANSWER : left the printer on now i cant get the printer to go on

HP PSC 1210 Service Manual?
ANSWER : Hi Abe,

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.