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AnnieLuna
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HP Offijet 4500 keeps getting Cartridge jam error. Nothing is there to be jammed.

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HP Officejet 4500
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My printer keeps getting a cartridge jam error. I have restarted multiple times. It also makes a lot of mechanical noises when it starts up. It could be that something is jammed in there besides paper. How do I find out?

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@AnnieLuna

 

Welcome to the HP support community.

 

Reset the printer

  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.

  2. Unplug the power cord from the power source.

  3. Wait 60 seconds.

  4. Reconnect the power cord to a wall outlet and to the printer.
NOTE: 

HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.

Check for obstructions in the carriage path

  1. With the printer on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.

  2. If your printer has a battery, remove the battery.

  3. Open the door to access the carriage inside of the printer.

    Examples of carriage access doors

    Opening an access door on top of the printerOpening an access door on the front of the printer

  4. Look in the carriage path for debris such as crumpled paper or dislodged labels, and then remove any that you find.

    Example of a printer with debris in the carriage path

    View inside a printer showing crumpled paper in the carriage path causing a carriage jam

  5. If the carriage on your printer has a latch, make sure it is closed.

  6. Use your hand to move the carriage to each side, making sure it moves freely. If the carriage is stalled or docked to one side of the printer and you cannot move it, continue with these steps.

  7. Close the carriage access door.

  8. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer, and then turn the printer on.

You can refer this HP document for more assistance:- Click here

 

Let me know how it goes.

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Cheers.

Sandytechy20
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