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Hp designjet 1050 problem

Dear all,
the problem is printer switch off, check printerhead type 2.



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  • davad100 Feb 26, 2009

    Hi all, bought new printheads, inks and head cleaners etc and printed off one drawing yesterday. Brief of what happened:

    1. changed all inks/print heads/cleaners
    2. done a print off and it started ok until it showed up black was faulty, we continued and the black images turned to cyan partly, some didnt print at all.
    3. cyan showed replace
    4. balck showed failure
    5. the print was readable but lost a lot of text/images

    1. turned on and done self clean
    2. said many times that paper alignment is wrong and remove paper, which we done only for the message "turn off power, check printhead path type (2)" to appear?
    3. turned off and checked printheads and removed/reinstalled etc., turned on power and same again...?
    4. it did go as far as aligning paper itself with paper feed, but 2 above came up again...?

    Not sure what the problem is or why is repeating as all parts were new and HP boxed etc.

    If anybody can help much appreciated.



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Oiled the slider rods and ensure there was no debris or damage in the printhead path.
You may also want to check the quality of the encoder strip *CAREFUL! IT IS VERY SHARP* and the belt that moves the carriage.

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Make sure you use nye watch clock oil to lubricate the slider rods, and always clean the slider rods with a degreaser before oiling to remove the old oil.

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The encoder strip can be cleaned CAREFULLY with a lint-free cloth wetted with clean, luke warm water. Also you should clean the contact matrixes of both the carriage (where the printheads are connected) and the back of the printheads itself. Use either clean water or isopropanol. If this doesn't do the trick, a maintenance kit may be the solution - as long as it still can be supplied.


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