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How to maintain your ink-jet printer

In the printer market there have thousands difference brands and models ink-jet and laser-jet printer, how can we eleminate their trouble to the minimon and extend their lifetime as long as we can. The paper tray for the ink-jet printer most are open top style, therefor very easy to catch dust and other cbject and cause paper jam, paper skew, paper rinkle, some cases are easy to remove some don't,when you have those case happen, the first thing you have to do is check the paper tray inside of the bottom , looking for somethings it not belong to, then clean up the paper feed roller with rubbing alcohol. Now how can we prevent it happen, the way is when finish printing use something to cover the tray. when paper jam occure, remenber, never pull the paper opposited way, you have follow the direction let he paper go forward, otherwise you going to damage the paper senser.
How about laser printer, the laser printer it's structure much stronger than ink jet s the cost much higher too, but their maintainence much easier, when it have paper jam occure, commonly replace paper pick up roller and paper stop roller, if you hear noise from back of the machine, 90% the fusing unit have problem, if the noise come from front, the problem almost in cartridge, the cartridge, here , I like to give you advise, use brand name cartridge better than generic one. because, too much manufacture, skill all difference as well as quality all difference, be careful, be smart !

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how to reset expired hp 02 cartridge


I'm not sure what you mean by "reset" and whether you are speaking of ink jet or laser cartridges. From my experience all HP laser cartridges have a small chip (with a little circuitry) that counts down your pages and when it decides your cartridge is out of toner you cannot "reset" that chip, you can only replace it, so like when you refill the cartridge. Some of the HP laser printers let you override these toner level chips (my HP 1518ni does) but in many laser printers you are stuck when the chip counts down to '0' pages. Some printers will run if you remove the chip from the cartridge but from my experience most will not.
Ink jet cartridges are somewhat similar but I gave up on ink jet printers several years ago. I know for some brands (Epson?) you can buy a small tool that somehow resets the cartridge chip (so if you refill cartridges yourself); possibly there is something similar for HP ink jet cartridges.

Feb 13, 2015 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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epson wont recognize black refill cartridge.


I'm assuming that you are probably using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges, because those are what normally cause that problem, with a printer not recognizing an installed ink cartridge. Unfortunately, there is no way to make your Epson Printer use or accept that Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, if it cannot actually recognize it. Its even possible that some Generic or Third-Party brands, may not always be recognized by the newer models of Epson Printers, because of the inexpensive [cheap] and or incompatable Electrical Chips that are mounted on the actual ink cartridge. Sometimes you will even get Error Messages up on your Monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. Sometimes the Ink Level Indicator, on your Status Monitor, will not show an actual ink level, but may indicate a cartridge error or problem instead. Not all Generic or Third-Party ink & ink cartridges are made the same and none of them actually contain the right formulation of ink, for the Epson Printers [formula is patented by Epson Company]. Some are probably close and seem to be better than others, but some simply can clog-up or even damage the Printhead Assemblies on Epson Printers, or simply won't be accepted at all. Epson Ink Jet Printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks, especially the newer models made in the last couple of years. Its because the Epson Printers use a completely different printhead inking system than most other brands of printers. Most, if not all of the other manufactors, use thermal or bubble jetprint heads and because the other brands use a totally different system, they don't seem to have as many problems using refilled inks or non-manufactor's ink cartridges. Printer manufacters do not make available their ink formulation and in most cases, the formulation is patented. Any difference in the ink formulation can actually cause clogging in the small printhead nozzles or damage other critical components. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged...Even if you were actually using a New-Epson Ink Cartridge, its always possible that you got a bad cartridge. At this point, the only thing I can suggest is that you try a different New-Epson Ink Cartridge, or at the very least, a different brand of Non-Epson Ink Cartridges and see if that helps.

Jun 26, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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C6380 - Ink System Failure 0xc19a0023 error message Just want to let everyone know i will never buy another hp printer again, i hve never had so much trouble with a printer, how can a printer only last 8 months, i have had two of these printers and they have lasted the same amount of time (one was replacement from hp)can anyone recomend a better brand. peter


as far as ink jets go i agree with you HP are pretty bad. However the HP color laser jets are second to none in my opinion. I work at a health care company and all we sell are HP laser jet printers. Sure the toner cost more money up front but page for page it's actually cheaper than having to buy all those ink jet refills. If you must have an ink jet printer I would try either a epson, cannon or lexmark. HERE is a good link to ink jet printer reviews

Apr 24, 2010 | HP Photosmart C6380 All-In-One InkJet...

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whats the difference between laser printer and inkjet printer


The difference between a laser jet and ink jet printer are:
A. Laser jet
1. It print faster (approx. 10:1)
2. It uses toner or powder form
3. No waste pad full
4. Brighter printout
5. High durability
6. A little bit expensive

Sep 17, 2009 | Nikon COOLPRINT Thermal Printer

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Blurry, Ink Smeared pages


If the media (glossy paper) is designed for an ink jet printer you should be fine.

Ink has to be able to be absorbed into the fibers of the page. If you are using paper for a laser color printer, that's your problem.

Don

Jun 19, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio CL7300 DT2 Laser Printer

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