Okidata® Carriage Jam
Know everything about OKIdata carriage jam
OKIdata Printers are compact and easy to use. With a good printing speed, these printers are easy on the pocket too. They are driven by innovative technologies and meet your printing requirements with their excellent performance, reliability and affordability. The different types of OKIdata Printers available in the market include Color, Mono, Impact Dot Matrix, Label and POS Printers. In your OKIdata Printer, the carriage is a compartment where the ink cartridges are held together. This carriage slides back and forth in order to transfer ink onto the paper. Carriage jams might occur because of several reasons like obstructions in the path of the carriage, a paper jam or even issues with the product software. When the carriage is stuck, there is a grinding noise on printing because the actuator arm gets stuck, which prevents the carriage from moving.
There are various errors that one might get when there is a carriage jam. Some of them include:
- What is a ‘Test Page’
- How does paper quality affect carriage jam
- How can I avoid paper jams caused by recycled paper
- How can I prevent carriage jam from recurring
What is a ‘Test Page’
A printer Test Page is printed to check whether the text and the graphics are being printed correctly after troubleshooting any printer problem. This page also displays any extra info (eg., driver software version) that can be used while fixing any other error.
How does paper quality affect carriage jam
The paper used for printing should not be wet, torn or folded from any side as this can cause paper jam, hence resulting in carriage jam. Also, use only one type of paper at a time while printing. The paper should be added to the In-tray only when the printer is not in use. Make sure not to overfill the In-tray.
How can I avoid paper jams caused by recycled paper
Good quality recycled papers are as reliable as any other sheet of paper. Just make sure that the paper you are using should not be wet, torn, dog-eared or damaged in any other way as this might result in paper jams, hence causing carriage jams.
How can I prevent carriage jam from recurring
There are a number of things that can cause a carriage jam. To prevent it from recurring, one should keep in mind a number of things. Always ensure that the paper tray is not overloaded as this might result in the paper being stuck inside. Also the paper being used should be as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Turn off the printer when removing bits of paper. If there is a broken gear, do not repair it yourself. Call an expert technician to mend it.
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