Question about HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer
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.
Remove the ink jet, make sure you removed any pckg. material and the contacts cover on it.
Posted on Nov 10, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
SOURCE: Carriage jam error
Perform a semi-full reset on the all-in-one by following the steps below
Take out the cartridges from the unit .
Make sure the unit is connected to the wall jack directly without any surge protector.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the unit ( without turning off the unit ) .
Now press the # and 6 key together , while holding these keys down plug in the power cord back into the unit .
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.
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
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
SOURCE: How to Clear carriage jam
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
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
SOURCE: carriage jam
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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