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HP 1610 Carriage Jam

While installing new ink cartridges I moved the carriage slightly to the right to allow both inside. After turning the printer on, the carriage jam error message shows up and the carriage itself makes a loud noise as if it is hitting something.

I tried manually moving it to the left, but it is stuck.

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Remove the ink jet, make sure you removed any pckg. material and the contacts cover on it.

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Try resetting the printer (pressing the cancel button and connecting the power supply, check in the HP website if this is correct for your printer model) , after the reset the printer will clear any errors and will recalibrate the mechanism including the paper feed mechanism and the carriage.
Also check if the carriage is moving freely by disconnecting the power and moving it by hand.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

Khalsa007

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Hi,

Perform a semi-full reset on the all-in-one by following the steps below

1
Take out the cartridges from the unit .
2
Make sure the unit is connected to the wall jack directly without any surge protector.
3
Unplug the power cord from the back of the unit ( without turning off the unit ) .
4
Now press the # and 6 key together , while holding these keys down plug in the power cord back into the unit .
5
Do not release the keys after a few seconds u will find te hp logo or bars moving across the screen .wait while the unit turns off.
6
after one minute turn on the prnter . it will go into alligment phase > let it finish .


7 Allow the all-in-one to re-initialize. This may take a minute or two.

8 If prompts appear in the all-in-one display to set the front panel language and country settings, perform the steps to set this information

Thanks

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

Anonymous

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Dear it's the carriage jam error. so it mean that your carriage is jam not paper. so open the printer where you insert the cartridge. check whether it is jam or what . cartridge carrier is jam kindly turn off the printer and try to move the cartridge head by hand very gently and if seems to be stuck than check for anything which abort him to move freely so than might be anything like dust or else. when you get success in moving the head put some machine lubricant on the rod on which head moves and check it ok.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: NEED TO REPAIR MY HP 1610- CARRIAGE JAM!!!

Thanks "jhv550" - solution #7. That was exactly my fix - it seems that ink jet printers need a little "spit cup". I used que tips and rubbing alcohol to clean the area. Note - there is a little "rub" rail at the top - clean that too - the little rubber parkers "rub" on the rail - apparently to clean themselves up.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

komguy

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Sorry about the B.S., you can move the carriage by hand, and all you need is to clean the encoder strip that runs across behind the carriage assembly. You can wipe the strip gently with an alcohol swab or a Q-tip moist with alcohol. The bars on that strip tell the carriage where it is and grease or ink on it will give the carriage jam error. No calibration necessary after moving the head or cleaning the strip.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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Put new ink in printer. got the message "carriage jam" checked ink to see if correctly installed...it was. tried to use it again and same message appeared. Did as was instructed on Kodak...


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 paper out.

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How do I put new cartridge in


Follow this procedure to install print cartridges in you printer.

1 Turn on the HP Officejet, and then lift open the print-carriage access door.

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The print carriage moves into view.


2 After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print
cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of its slot.

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3 Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to
touch only the black plastic, gently remove the tape by using the pink pull tab.


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Caution! Do not touch the gold-colored contacts or ink nozzles.
Once you have removed the plastic tape, install the print cartridge
immediately to prevent the ink from drying in the nozzles.


4 Hold the black or photo print cartridge with the HP label on top. Slide the print cartridge at a slight angle up into the right side of the print carriage.
Press firmly until the print cartridge snaps into place.
Caution! Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot.
It must slide in at a upward slight angle.

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5 Hold the tri-color print cartridge with the HP label on top. Slide the print
cartridge at a slight angle into the left side of the print carriage.
Press firmly until the print cartridge snaps into place.
Caution! Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot.
It must slide in at a slight upward angle.

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Note: You must install both print cartridges in order for your HP Officejet to work.


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6 Close the print-carriage access door.
“Press OK to print Align page” appears on the display.
7 Press OK.




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Hi,


Printers have small paper flags (plastic levers) that tell the printer where the paper is, also if the motor that drives the inks up and down the metal bar inside cannot turn (due to an obstruction) you will get carriage jam. Open the lid and check the ink carriage moves up and down freely (maybe the ink cartridge has popped out slightly).

Also see if you cand see these little flags and make sure they move up and down ok. Sometimes they work on a tiny spring that pops out.



If there is no obstruction and you can move the carriage by hand (with the power off of course) and it still says carriage jam then i always have a lot of luck by lubricating the carriage bar (shiny steel bar) with some WD40 or other oil.


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  1. Press the Power button (c01575386.gif ) to turn the product on, if it is not already on.
  2. Open the cartridge door. The carriage might try to move into the access area at the right. Allow it to move to that position.
  3. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
  4. Without turning off the product, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product. WARNING: You will move parts by hand in the following steps. You must disconnect the power cord to eliminate the risk of an electrical shock and to reset the paper-feed mechanism.
  5. Looking in through either the cartridge door or the output tray, make sure the cartridges have not come loose in the carriage. Push each cartridge inward to securely lock them in place.
  6. Check for and remove any obstructions under or around the carriage that might prevent it from moving.
  7. Make sure the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by firmly pushing the carriage to the left, and then to the right.
  8. Close the cartridge door.
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  10. Press the Power button (c01575386.gif ) to turn on the product.
  11. Allow the product to warm up, and then try the print job again.
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  13. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a cartridge to release it. Pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot.
    • The tri-color cartridge is on the left.
    • The black cartridge is on the right.
  14. Check the cartridges for damage, and then replace any damaged cartridges. Check for obstructions under and around the carriage. CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
  15. Follow these instructions to install the cartridges correctly.
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There could be 4 possibilities.

1. Ink cartridges lids are open which is not allowing cartridges to move freely.
2. Ink cartridges carriage will not move from its original position(left) when front cover is opened
3. Encoder strip is Dirty.
4. Encoder strip is Out of position.

Solution:
1. Open the front cover and check if ink cartridges lids are properly snapped in.

2. Turn the printer off and pull out the power cable from power socket, open the front cover and manually center the ink cartridges carriage.
Clean the metallic rod inside the printer using WD40 or Kleenex from Left corner to right corner properly.

3. Cleaning the encoder strip:
a. printer should be off and disconnected from power.
b. open the front cover.
c. Using a dry, lint free cloth, pinch the encoder strip on the right-hand side of the cartridge carriage and pull your fingers across it toward the right-hand side of the printer and you can move the cartridges carriage to clean the strip completely.
d. Note: The encoder strip is a narrow band of clear plastic and can be difficult to see without direct lighting running parallel to metallic rod.
e. Close the printer and try again to print.

4. Repositioning the Encoder strip.
a. Remove the power cord from the printer.
b. Open the front cover.
c. Gently slide the ink cartridge carrier to the middle of the printer.
d. Gently move the top part of the printer belt to the right.
e. Using an index finger, gently push encoder strip down and then back up, to get it back into the slot located on the back of the ink cartridge carrier.
f. Gently press the strip first to the rear, and then forward, to ensure that it is seated correctly.
g. Manually move the ink cartridge carrier to the left, then to the right, to check the positioning of the encoder strip.
h. Once the encoder strip has been re-seated, close the scanner lid.
i. Re-connect the power cord to the printer and try again to print.



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Correct position of Encoder strip
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Hope it should fix the issue.

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Well, I'm not too happy that the only response I got was solicitation for the Premium Assistance Plan.

Figuring that the printer had pretty much died, I allowed my husband, Mr. Fix-It, to give it a try. He simply pushed up on the front end of the ink carrier and slid it into the opening. This allowed him to get at the cartridges and push gently down on the new cartridge I'd installed. It had not been seated completely. Works fine now.

I'd be curious to know why I found a huge ink spot under the printer. It has probably been there for quite some time, as I usually just dust around things rather than move them.

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