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How to reseat the print head on Dell Photo P703w All-In-One Printer

How to reseat the print head on Dell Photo P703w All-In-One Printer

1. Disconnect the AC power from the printer

2. Lift up on the print head from the lower left corner

3. Gently pull the ribbon cable to move the carrier to the center

Note if the carrier is stuck under the lid and will not move with gentle pressure, then you may need to plug the printer back in before gently pulling the cable.

You should now be able to see the carrier at the top opening of the printer

4. Next remove the ink cartridges

5. Now press down on the center of the print head. You will want to press firmly until you hear an audible click sound.

6. Next test the assembly by trying to lift up on the printhead. If it lifts up, repeat step 5.

If the printhead does not lift up try pushing the carrier to the right.

7. Close the top lid and plug back in AC power

8. Turn the printer on and check to see if the paper jam error is gone.

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my dell p703w printer is not printing black even though i cleaned printer head and reset setting tried several new cartridges what do i do now

Printer Problems Ensure that the printer power cable is firmly connected to the printer and the electrical outlet.
Determine if the printer has been held or paused.
  1. In Windows XP, click Start® Control Panel® Printers and Other Hardware® Printers and Faxes.

In Windows Vista®:

  1. Click windoa14.jpg ® Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound.
  3. Click Printers.
  1. Right-click the printer icon.
  2. Ensure that Pause Printing is not selected. If Pause Printing is selected, click Resume Printing.
Ensure that you installed the ink cartridges correctly and removed the orange caps from each cartridge.
For more information, see Replacing Ink Cartridges.
Ensure that you loaded the paper correctly.
For more information, see Loading Paper.
Ensure that the printer is not connected to a PictBridge-enabled camera.
For more information, see Printing Photos From a PictBridge-Enabled Camera.

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Feb 08, 2011 | Dell P703w Printer

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P703w Printer: My printer all of sudden quit printing in black. ...


If you are having trouble with your black not printing you may need to reseat the print head. The link below will take you through the process of reseating the print head.


Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


May 18, 2010 | Dell P703w Printer

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dell photo p703w all in one printer won't print

Try turning your printer off, then turning it back on. This usually helps, also you could try to make sure that your connection with the your computer is stable.

Nov 17, 2009 | Dell P703w Printer

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