So, I'm just getting into the world of trying to fix my own computer issues. A few months ago I got a new printer, an HP Officejet 6600, and everything was great until it stopped letting me print because it claimed I was out of yellow ink. I couldn't even print in black and white. Online I learned this was a common problem with HPs so I followed someone's advice and took out the whole ink carriage apparatus (I had a youtube video show me how) and taped pieces of copper to the key bits of circuitry so the printer wouldn't be able to read how much ink was there.
I followed every step carefully and I'm pretty sure I didn't break anything, but now the printer won't work even worse than before. It says that the print carriage cannot move even though it seems to move back and forth easily (both on its own and when it's off and I move it by hand). I've looked around for things that are jamming it and haven't found anything. I even opened the thing up again and retraced my steps back to how I installed the copper. As far as I can tell the copper and tape aren't in the way of anything they shouldn't be and everything seems to be hooked up properly.
Even more annoying, I can't get the printer to stop giving me error messages. If I try to do anything on the printer's menus I get the message about the carriage not being able to move. When I close that I get the old message about the yellow being depleted. Then I get about two seconds before I hear the print carriage making odd noises and I just get the first message again. I can't even make the printer do anything because those stupid messages keep coming up!
Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do to fix this or how I might have messed up at this point? The whole issue is driving me nuts!