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pritner got an error

help me to solve this issue on hp officejet 6970 pro  error code 0x1600004a...

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pritner got an error



Thank you for posting your query on HP Community,


Have you checked for any obstructions inside the printer?

Are you able to move the carriage freely?

Have you tried to clean the paper feed rollers?


Let's try these steps here: 


Perform a Hard reset on the printer and make sure that the printer is connected directly to the wall outlet and not to the surge protector.


Remove all the ink cartridges and then try to perform a hard reset on the printer.

With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer and also unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Remove USB cable, if present.

Wait for 2-3 minutes, press and hold the power button on your printer for about 30 seconds to remove any additional charge.

Now plug back the power cable straight to a wall outlet without any surge protector or an extension cord and then plug back the power cord to the printer.

Turn on the printer and wait till warm-up period finishes and the printer is idle.

Now insert the ink cartridges and then try to print a test page and check if it works.


You may ensure you follow the steps suggested in this support document for - 'Carriage Jam' Error


Alternatively, you can also go through this support document for - Paper Jam Error


Hope this answers your question.

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