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My HP OJ 6500 error indicates a paper jam and the printhead

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My HP OJ 6500 error indicates a paper jam and the printhead is stuck and will not move from home' I discovered there is NO paper jam. Whats going on?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Sudipto replied 2 years ago.
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Did you try to slide the cartridges with your hand, after turning off the printer ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes--tightly jammed--won't budge
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Sudipto replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for trying that, as you cannot see any paper inside the printer and still getting the error message, it means the printer thinks there is a paper jam and it can also happen when the cartridges are jammed. Now, there are various reasons, which can jam the cartridges. sometimes foreign objects like paper clips or bits of paper can can also cause this problem. But, in those cases, you can slide the cartridges with your hand, as you are not able to do so also, it means there is some mechanical fault and from my experience the cartridges can get jammed so tightly, when the waste ink absorbers, which are located just below the printhead popped up from their chambers and block the movement of the cartridges. Unfortunately, you cannot repair the printer at home, if you do not have any previous experience in this type of repairing, because to solve this problem at home, you have to completely dismantle the printer then, remove the printhead and only after that, you will be able to see the absorbers and take the actions required. Please let me know, if you still want to repair the printer at home, so that I can find a service manual for the printer, because as this is a online platform, I can only provide the information and cannot help you physically.