Thank you for trying,
unfortunately at this point we are down to a hardware defect, meaning a failure in the carriage/drive system.
Keeping in mind that this is a 2006 model printer, and was designed for a service life of only 3 years, that is not at all surprising to see. At this point the printer has lasted about 4 times what it was designed for and has greatly exceeded any value that could be reasonably expected of it.
If looking for a replacement, I’d recommend any of the Epson workforce series printers. They tend to be very reliable, are easy to set up and use, have good print quality, and reasonably priced ink. Example: http://amzn.to/1nxc4II or http://amzn.to/1nxc8Z5
Note that these, like all consumer grade inkjet printers, are designed to be low cost and are essentially disposable after a few years, subsidized by the high cost of ink cartridges. If you wish to have a better quality and longer lasting printer, that comes with years worth of ink up front, consider the Epson ecotank models instead: http://amzn.to/1nxcejv
Alternately, for a more business/commercial grade product that will be rated for a 5 year life, consider a laser printer. Lasers cost more up front also, but a toner cartridge can last for thousands of pages. A black only all in one laser is around $125: http://amzn.to/1nxcpv2
while a color model is about twice that: http://amzn.to/1nxcnn0
This is something that would require repairs, but is simply not worth fixing. It would be $150+ to repair and you could buy a brand new and better model witha fresh warranty for half that.
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